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 SAVE PROVIDENCE'S 

HISTORIC SITE 

THREATENED BY MORE HOUSING!




The Providence subdivision is a 145-acre gated housing development located in the Chattahoochee River Line Battlefield.  There is a 6 acre parcel containing 2 Civil War Forts and significant trench line deemed worthy of preservation by an archaeology survey.  This site adjacent to the club house is currently threatened by Pulte Homes development.  The River Line Historic Area recommends the entire 6 acre site remain in its natural state as a historic nature preserve in perpetuity and nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.


Please sign the neighborhood petition to preserve the 6 acres.


Please attend the 9 am November 21, 2017 Cobb County Board of Commissioners

 Zoning hearing to support preservation of these time-capsule remains of our American History.  The hearing is held on the 2nd floor of the Cobb County Government Building at 100 Cherokee St., Marietta, GA 30090 on Marietta Square.  Wear green for green space and a Preservation for Providence badge.


Contact Roberta Cook for more information and

see our Neighborhood Page for a link

to the Pulte Homes application.


October 7 Update


Pulte Homes took a step in the right direction

 this week by filing a revised development site plan

with Cobb County.  Along with the Civil War trench,

they now show the 2 Forts on the plan, but

using insufficient 25' buffers around the earthworks.


Whatever Pulte builds will involve tree clear-cutting

and mass grading, which dramatically alters

the topography and character of the land,

diminishing the surrounding view shed of

the historic site and visitor experience.




 

Shoupade Park

4770 Oakdale Road, Smyrna 30080 

(near Fort Drive intersection)

Signage Replacement

All 4 interpretive signs were replaced at 

Shoupade Park on 

May 25, 2017


Before

   After




Thanks to all who generously donated to this project

and to the successful Phoenix Flies Event

conducted by The River Line Historic Area, which

served as a kickoff for the signage fundraiser.




 

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 

 

 


 


2014

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 Shoupades,

a worldwide exclusive

to Cobb County

designed by

Confederate Brigadier General

Francis A. Shoup.

  


 







Hot Dog Cookout

Historic Turner - Sewell

 Cemetery Celebration

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

2 pm – 5 pm

 

Public Attendance

Welcome & Encouraged!


  Click here for Calendar with details

Learn More



 

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 September 10, 2017.





 



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

2006
Cobb County voters approved
$40M bond to buy park land
300 plus acres of
Cobb County park land purchased
including
16 wooded acres in 
The River Line Historic Area
on Henderson Rd. &
Veterans Memorial Hwy.
2008
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.