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The River Line Historic Area embraces historic and natural resources West of the Chattahoochee River to unite the community as a place of distinction linking Vinings, Smyrna, and Mableton, Georgia

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 Calendar    The River Line Historic Area





Shoupade Park

4770 Oakdale Road, Smyrna 30080 

(near Fort Drive intersection)

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 

12pm – 4pm

Free escorted tours by Civil War Historian,

Michael Shaffer


Explore the future nearby Silver Comet Trail alignment

Learn more and find location

 This outdoor event is subject to weather conditions.

If there is adverse weather, we will post forecast and

any scheduling deviations on this page.


 Do you live in

The River Line Historic Area?

click here for map

All contiguous 40 acre land lots

west of the Chattahoochee River

with River Line earthworks on the

Cobb County Civil War

 trench inventory map

 are included in

The River Line Historic Area.  

The Cherokee Indians occupied

 the land that would become

 Cobb County during the

1832 land lottery,

then populated by

 European farmers

 and evolving into the

diverse culture of today.

 click here to see RLHA

neighborhoods of distinction 





The Chattahoochee River Line Battlefield Preservation Plan 



Last Public Meeting, July 8, 2014

South Cobb Community Center

620 Lions Club Drive, Mableton, GA 30126


Where is the

Chattahoochee River Line Battlefield?

 This project is sponsored by the

 Mableton Improvement Coalition

 funded with a grant from the

National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program


Contact Information

for access to the Preservation Plan. 



The Shoupades 

A Worldwide Exclusive!

Model of a Shoupade fortification

 The River Line Historic Area

 derives its name from

The Chattahoochee River Line,

a 6 to 7 mile line of

Civil War trenches and forts 

along the Chattahoochee River.
    The River Line

 is particularly significant

 due to its unique fortifications called


a worldwide exclusive

to Cobb County

designed by

Confederate Brigadier General

Francis A. Shoup.



Weather Forecast

is Good!

for March 17

Phoenix Flies event

Shoupade Park

Update - As of 5:30 pm Friday, Mar 16

the forecast is thunderstorms early Saturday morning, turning to cloudy by 10 am.

Temperature will be in the mid to upper 60's,

so we expect to hold the event as planned

from noon to 4pm.

The Civil War Historian, Michael Shaffer, is

very hardy and plans to conduct tours even

in light rain, so keep us on your calendar!


Want Trails?

Be a trail advocate leader for

The River Line Historic Area

contact us

Join our Connect the Comet friends

who advocate for completion of the 

Silver Comet Trail through

The River Line Historic Area

 with a connection to 

Atlanta's BeltLine.

Sign the petition.

 Attend the next meeting on 

Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 4pm.


Cobb County Parks Bond Program

Buying Land for
Passive Parks
Reinstatement from 2008

Several properties in The River Line
Historic Area were nominated last year
for land acquisition. It is unknown whether
any of them will be selected for purchase by
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners.

Visit the
web site for information and
action items to help reinstate
the $40M Park Bond funding for park land
preservation in Cobb County.

sign at Henderson Rd. & Veterans Memorial Hwy.

Park Bond History

Cobb County voters approved
$40M bond to buy park land
300 plus acres of
Cobb County park land purchased
16 wooded acres in 
The River Line Historic Area
on Henderson Rd. &
Veterans Memorial Hwy.
Cobb County voters again approved
$40M bond to buy passive park land
0 acres of park land purchased
19 wooded acres on Buckner Rd.
was selected for purchase in
The River Line Historic Area,
but funding was delayed due to an
economic downturn.
2016 - 2017
The Cobb Parks Coalition, a park land citizen
advocacy group, formed to rally for revival of the
2008 Park Bond.
The Cobb County Board Commissioners issued 
partial funding of the park bond netting $27.5 million
in April 2017
but the remaining $12.5 million funding
needed to fulfill the $40 million obligation
is yet to be determined.

Visit the Cobb Parks Coalition web site
to sign-up for the newsletter and find out
how you can help.

via the 
November 2008 ballot.