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Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Nesbitt-Union Chapel Ruins

c. 1880

 
 
Nesbitt-Union Chapel Ruins Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 6, 2008
1. Nesbitt-Union Chapel Ruins Marker
Inscription. In 1886, Mr. & Mrs. R.T. Nesbitt sold Union Chapel to the church’s trustees. The deed specified it was to be used by all Christian denominations and by schools and agricultural societies. As this was a rural community, various clergymen preached here on a rotating schedule. The stone building, which featured double-hung Gothic arch-styled windows, was sustained by donations and fundraisers and was still in use in the 1910s. The chapel eventually fell into a state of ruins with three of four walls and roof that had collapsed. Chapels such as this were important social as well as religious gathering places for local residents before radio, television and broad newspaper coverage of events.
 
Erected 2008 by Cobb County Community Development Department.
 
Location. 33° 55.266′ N, 84° 34.763′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Powder Springs Road (Georgia Route 360) and Chapel Drive, on the right when traveling east on Powder Springs Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Powder Springs Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cherokee Land Lottery
Nesbitt-Union Chapel Ruins Marker alongside Powder Springs Road image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 6, 2008
2. Nesbitt-Union Chapel Ruins Marker alongside Powder Springs Road
(approx. half a mile away); Historic Dickson House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Kolb's Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864 (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kolb's Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away); Kolb House (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kolb’s Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
 
Also see . . .  Friends of Nesbitt/Union Chapel. The chapel ruins have been the subject of a legal dispute for several years, over rezoning for a commercial project. There's more about the chapel, including some old photos, at this link. (Submitted on September 9, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
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Nesbitt-Union Chapel Ruins in 2008 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 25, 2008
3. Nesbitt-Union Chapel Ruins in 2008
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,016 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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