The River Line Historic Area
partners with the
Atlanta Preservation Center
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.
A Worldwide Exclusive!
Model of a Civil War
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
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
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