Friends of Nesbitt/Union Chapel, Inc.

A separately incorporated task force of The Cobb Land Trust Inc.

The Friends of Nesbitt Union Chapel cordially invites you to attend its annual meeting on Saturday, June 25, from 11-1 at the Smyrna Public Library, located at 100 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, Georgia 30080.

It has been a number of years since FNUC has organized an annual meeting, but we have many exciting developments to share about our on-going work with Cobb County to preserve the remaining chapel ruins, now under the trusteeship of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, and to advocate for the property’s return to public use, as specified in the property’s original 1886 deed.

The meeting will include

·       a presentation on the history, architecture, and current legal status of the chapel by historic preservationist Betsy Trope

·       a report on historic stonemason Ray Hall’s interim stabilization of the remaining ruins

·       plans for a “ghost frame” incorporating and stabilizing the ruins

·       a discussion of the property’s potential role as a pocket park along the rejuvenated Powder Springs corridor, which will connect Marietta to the battlefield park with a wider walking and bike path

·       an update on the FNUC’s successful effort to secure 2016 SPLOST funds for the chapel; funding needs for development of Master Plan

·       a chance to see, before or after the meeting,  an exhibit of paintings by FNUC treasurer, Susan Smith ( on display at the Smyrna Library’s upstairs art gallery through June; all proceeds from sales to be donated to the FNUC


Please feel free to forward this email or invite others who may be interested in learning more about the chapel or who may want to become involved in FNUC’s efforts.  

If you’d like to contribute to the FNUC, we are a task force of the nonprofit 501(c) 3 Cobb Land Trust and all donations are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to CLT, earmarked Friends of Nesbitt Union Chapel and mail to:  Cobb Land Trust, c/o Karin Guzy, 4531 Paper Mill Rd., Marietta, GA 30067.

Best Regards,

Lynn Murray, President


Return to Nesbitt Union main page
Go to The History of the Union Chapel to see the oldest known photograph of the chapel. Who are the Officers of Friends of Nesbitt/Union Chapel, Inc.?

Interested in joining the Friends?

 Print an application.

Meetings of the Friends were suspended pending court action on ownership questions, finally resolved in May 2010.  For information on the current status, contact one of the task force officers.