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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






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 



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



Help honor the 

pioneer Turner Family by

transferring the

brick and stone from their

demolished house to their

Turner Family Cemetery

 for paths and other projects.


Visit the Historic Area Calendar

for volunteer opportunities.


5811 Oakdale Rd., Mableton, GA 30126







Demolition remains



Final resting place for brick & stone

on Veterans Memorial Hwy.





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.