Tyrus Raymond Cobb, 1986-1961, nicknamed “The Georgia Peach” was born in Narrows, Georgia, a town in Banks County. His family moved to nearby Royston, Georgia when he was a young child.
Often listed in the top ten baseball players of all time, Cobb was known for his fierce competitiveness. He passed away in Atlanta in 1961. He rests in the Cobb family mausoleum in Rose Hill Cemetery in Royston.