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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 Shoupades
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 Calendar    The River Line Historic Area






The Shoupades 

A Worldwide Exclusive!

The Atlanta Preservation Center


The River Line Historic Area

partner for Phoenix Flies!

Free escorted Tours of

Shoupade Park


March 12 & 19, 2016

at 1:30 P.M. & 3 P.M.

(printed program times are incorrect)

(see calendar for details) 


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 




Contact Information

for access to the


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





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!

New park properties can be nominated
with this form until April 15, 2016

November 2008 ballot.



The Shoupades

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.