From "East Cobber" April 2005: "The Friends for the East Cobb Park are pleased to announce a collaboration with Mrs. Wylene Tritt, the owner of the property located on the east side of Sewell Mill Creek across from East Cobb Park. The agreement reached with Mrs. Tritt is to establish a permanent easement across her property, allowing for the connection of East Cobb Park to Fullers Park."
Odessa Tritt Lassiter willed the Tritt property to Norris Tritt in 1948, and the property has been in the family since at least 1840. Odessa Tritt Lassiter’s will and testament was unique in that she wrote that the trees of the Tritt property should always be preserved. Odessa’s will stipulated “No timber is to be cut off of either place except for building and repairs on these farms.” This was part of Odessa Tritt Lassiter’s legacy to her family.
Norris Tritt was known as Mr Post Office, and he received this award when he retired in 1986, just a year before he died.
In 2006, and again in 2008, Cobb County voters approved a $40 million park bond to allow the county to borrow money and buy park land. You can read about it here. In both rounds, a handful of properties in the county were considered "top tier" land that the county should try to acquire. The Tritt property was one of these top tier properties.
Unfortunately, the Tritt property was not purchased in 2006, and no park land was purchased with the 2008 Park Bond. However, starting in 2016, Cobb County re-started the 2008 Park Bond process after citizens voiced concerns, and the Tritt property can be considered a 'Top Tier' property again.
East Cobb has a rich legacy and history we feel is important to save and pass on to future generations before those stories fade away. Just as Roswell and Marietta have retained their historical identities, we also want East Cobb to do the same.
We can compile stories and pictures from families to create a place where our history isn't forgotten. Let us know if you would like your family story told from the early days of Cobb County. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with us.