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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

Historic Resources
The River Line
The Shoupades
Parks & Natural Resources
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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 Shoupades,

a worldwide exclusive

to Cobb County

designed by

Confederate Brigadier General

Francis A. Shoup.




Phoenix Flies

A partnered event


The Atlanta Preservation Center

The River Line Historic Area

Connect the (Silver) Comet


The River Line Historic Area

Master Plan


A view of the unused

Silver Comet Train Track

destined for



to the

Atlanta BeltLine

Shoupade Park


March 11 & 18, 2017

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

weather permitting

More Details here



Cobb County Parks Bond Program

Buying Land for Parks
Reinstatement from 2008

Help preserve
19 acres of woodlands on
Buckner Rd. opposite
Nickajack Park.
This historic property in
The River Line Historic Area
was selected
for purchase under the
2008 bond referendum, but
awaits funding by The
Cobb County Board of Commissioners.
It needs your support!

Visit the
web site for information and
action items to help reinstate
the $40M Park Bond funding for
the Buckner Road acreage along
with other vetted
Cobb County properties.

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 delayed due to
economic downturn.
A citizen group called The Cobb Parks Coalition formed to rally for revival of the 2008 Park Bond.
The Cobb County Board Commissioners is taking
steps forward on the program, but funding is
questionable and needs your support!

via the 
November 2008 ballot.