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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






June 2015

News Flash!


Thanks to a National Park Service Grant

awarded to the

 Mableton Improvement Coalition


Two Historic

Cobb County 

Chattahoochee River Line Parks

have been accepted to the

National Register of

Historic Places 


Press Release



Property #1 

Henderson Rd. 

 Howell Mill Dam on Henderson Road

 Henderson Road Picture Album

Henderson Rd Park Concept Plan



Property #2 

Johnston's River Line

Discovery Blvd.

Anchor Fort


Discovery Blvd. Picture Album

Discovery Blvd. Park Concept Plan


Although the National Register properties

 are owned by Cobb County,

they are not yet accessible to the public.

SPLOST funding has been provided for the Johnston's River Line property on Discovery Blvd, so it may be a couple of years before it is ready for visitors.


Relic hunting is prohibited!



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 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.




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 Historic

Hooper-Turner House

Brick & Stone Salvage



To honor the 

pioneer Turner Family,

brick and stone from their

demolished house has been

salvaged for reuse at the

Turner Family Cemetery.


Visit the

 Historic Area Calendar

for volunteer opportunities at the

Turner Cemetery.


5811 Oakdale Rd., Mableton, GA 30126







Demolition remains



Final resting place for brick & stone

on Veterans Memorial Hwy.



 More Information



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.