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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






Mableton Day

Saturday, May 16, 2015

8 A.M. - 4 P.M.



The River Line Historic Area will be there.


Sweet Dreams of Mableton Day 2014 


The Hooper-Turner House


In the News


5811 Oakdale Rd., Mableton, GA 30126




February 19, 2015 

Marietta Daily Journal

Demolition article and pictures




February 2, 2015 

Atlanta Journal

Section D, Living



December 2014


Bright Side



December 1, 2014

Atlanta Journal


November 10, 2014

Marietta Daily Journal


November 7, 2014

Atlanta Journal Article



 Civil War Hospital - Local Oral Legend

May 13, 2007

Marietta Daily Journal






The Chattahoochee River Line Preservation Plan 


View the Plan

60 Mb


 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

 For more information contact Robin Meyer





The River Line Historic Area

partners with the

Atlanta Preservation Center


Phoenix Flies


RLHA Board Member &

Civil War Historian, Michael Shaffer




The tour will proceed with light rain, but will be canceled in the event of a downpour and/or lightning, Dress appropriately!




The Shoupade Park entrance is on Oakdale Road.  There is parking at the office building across the street from the park, but the lot is accessed from South Cobb Drive.  The office building address is 4833 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, 30080.  Parking is free.


The 4 parking spots at the Shoupade Park entrance will be closed off as a staging area for the tour.


Shoupade Park

guided tours





The Shoupades

A Worldwide Exclusive!


Model of a Civil War

Shoupade fortification


    The River Line Historic Area derives its name from Johnston's River Line,

a 6 to 7 mile line of Civil War trenches

 and forts along the Chattahoochee River 

named after

Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston,

who authorized its construction.

    Johnston's 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.

    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.


Check the RLHA Calendar for

complementary Shoupade Park Tour details 

March 11 & 14





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.


click here to see RLHA

neighborhoods of distinction