Ernest W. Barrett Parkway in northwest metro Atlanta is in Cobb County, Georgia. Ernest W. Barrett was the first chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners in the 1960s.
Barrett Parkway Previously
Previously Roberts Road, renamed during the 1980s, leading to increased land development along with the construction of I-575 in 1980. Marietta’s West Cobb Parkway was renamed to Barrett Parkway in the 1990s, and Barrett Parkway is now lined with shopping and restaurants.
Running now roughly from Marietta to Kennesaw, Barrett Parkway is under local control (with exception to the state route portion) and was built with county funds. With the east-west Connector and Cumberland Parkway, Barrett Parkway serves as a western by-pass of Marietta and connects Cumberland Mall and Town Center at Cobb.