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 Calendar    The River Line Historic Area

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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 

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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

Smyrna/Vinings

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

for

Phoenix Flies

featuring

RLHA Board Member &

Civil War Historian, Michael Shaffer

 

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