Projects of The Cobb Land Trust

The first project of The Cobb Land Trust was the establishment of the McFarlane Nature Park, an 11-acre site in east Cobb County off Paper Mill Road in Marietta, GA.
Soon after beginning work on McFarlane Nature Park, the trust was approached regarding a 122-acre tract known as Heritage Park near the East-West Connector and the adjoining 12-mile Silver Comet Trail on an abandoned CSX railway.

Concord Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Cobb County, predating the county itself, was acquired by the trust through a quit claim deed from the church and given to Cobb County.

It soon became evident to the board that the practical way to organize the trust was to center working groups around the variety of projects. The board calls them "Task Forces" and they bring together those members of the trust who have particular interest in each of the projects. These focused working groups report back to the board and participate in the overall work of the trust.

The Kolb Farm Coalition was formed by a group of residents living near the Kennesaw National Battlefield. They organized to save a 4.3 acre parcel of land adjacent to the battlefield before it became a gas station.

The Wallis Farm Task Force  involved some of the same residents who fought for the Kolb Farm property.  A subdivision development threatened to flatten a nearby signal hill used by Confederate troops during the Civil War. Thios property ws saved and will be donated to the National Park Service for inclusion in Kennesaw Battlefield Park.

Several walls of an early nondenominational chapel that served rural Cobb County residents still stood in the midst of commercial development on Powder Springs Road.  The Friends of the Nesbitt/Union Chapel hope to restore it and return the site to those purposes for which it was put into trust so many years ago.

Future efforts and success will depend largely on private and corporate contributors. Your financial and personal participation is encouraged.


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