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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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The Chattahoochee River Line Preservation Plan 


View the Plan

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 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




Special 150th Anniversary

Chattahoochee River Line Lecture & Tour


Saturday, July 5, 2014

11 am Lecture at

Lewis A. Ray Library

followed with a guided tour by

The River Line Historic Area

Board Member, Michael Shaffer, at

Shoupade Park



See calendar for details.




    The Marietta Daily Journal

news article - July 16, 2013 

Residents Want Mableton Battlefield

 Turned into a Public Nature Park


   How do we convert our

River Line community battlefield remains into

historic nature preserves with public access?


Shoupade Park

  A battlefield park owned by Cobb County



Saturday, May 10, 2014

Historic Marker Unveiling Invitation.doc


You are invited

 to join friends, neighbors and descendants of the Turner and Sewell Families for the unveiling

 of a historic marker at the

Turner-Sewell Cemetery.


The new historic marker highlights the pioneer Turner Family and their 19th Century influence in SE Cobb County as ferry operators across the Chattahoochee River. 


1 P.M. - 3 P.M. 

 Refreshments ~ Socializing ~ Cemetery Tours

Historic Marker Unveiling 

1490 Veterans Memorial Hwy SE, Mableton  30126




  NEW in 2014! 


 Arcadia Publishing Images of America




Books available

at the Smyrna Museum


 Arcadia Publishing






The River Line Historic Area

 Civil War Sesquicentennial




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 "For Sale"  

Historic Landmark 


Hooper-Turner House


Buyer's Guide with floor plans

1632 sq. ft. finished

646 sq. ft. unfinished space



5811 Oakdale Rd., Mableton, GA 30126



 House Plans


Existing and conceptual floor plans


View an exterior conceptual plan


Interior Photos 

Front Entry Living Room 

Side Door Entrance

Dining Room




Bedroom Closets







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 




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.