River Line Historic Area Work Session
April 15, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
To Be Advised
The monthly RLHA work sessions are an opportunity for those working on RLHA projects to communicate personally, collaborate, coordinate, and expedite those ongoing projects. The work sessions are open to any one interested in contributing time and talent to our projects or would like to propose a project which fits our mission.
The fire station has a beautiful meeting room with windows, ample tables, comfortable chairs and convenient rest rooms.
If you plan to attend, please send a RSVP to Roberta at RiverLineGA@gmail.com
Water Sampling - Nickajack Creek - RSVP required
April 16, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This activity requires an RSVP because the date and time are subject to change.
Send an email of interest to: email@example.com
Learn how monthly water samples are collected from Nickajack Creek for the Neighborhood Water Watch program administered by the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.
More info here: http://riverline.org/waterways-2/
Ride along to the Riverkeeper's Atlanta office to observe water sample procedures and the water testing laboratory. Experience the ambiance of the historic Puritan Mill office complex, a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places, that houses The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's office at 916 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
First St. John's Cemetery Caretaking in Vinings-RSVP required
April 18, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Woodland Preserve 4641-4617 Woodland Brook Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
The Vinings Community River Line Cemetery Crew Leader, Knox Massey, invites all interested (over the age of 15) to assist with vegetation maintenance at the First St. Johns Baptist Church Cemetery within the new Pulte Homes Woodland Preserve Neighborhood in Vinings.
The African-American First St. Johns Baptist Church and Cemetery had been abandoned for several years until The River Line Historic Area adopted the cemetery on October 11, 2011. Shortly afterward, John Wieland Homes bought the church and cemetery property demolishing the vandalized church on December 1, 2011. The RLHA continues the cemetery upkeep to this day!
Volunteers are largely needed to cut and manage invasive vegetation, and trash removal. Appropriate attire includes gloves, long pants, sturdy shoes, socks and hat. Bring your water bottle.
Professional and amateur historians and archaeologists are needed to research, document, and help the community learn about First St. John's Baptist Church, Cemetery, and its surrounding Settlement Rd. community which has been replaced by the new Woodland Preserve Neighborhood.
Please RSVP to RiverLineGA@gmail.com, so we can plan and coordinate the work. If you have them, please bring your own hand pruners labeled with your name.
Cemeteries adopted and maintained by The River Line Historic Area
The Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program. https://www.cobbcounty.org/community-development/planning/historic-preservation/cemetery-preservation-commission
Turner-Sewell Cemetery Care-RSVP required
May 2, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hwy & Discovery Blvd - RSVP for directions
The historic Turner-Sewell Cemetery was adopted by The River Line Historic Area under
Cobb County's Adopt-A-Cemetery Program on October 21, 2011.
A limited number of adults are needed to cut invasive vegetation in this historic family cemetery. If you are available to help, please notify RiverLineGA@gmail.com and we will respond with additional information.
In 1851 Daniel R.Turner owned 740 acres along the Chattahoochee River in Cobb County and operated the Mayson-Turner ferry across the Chattahoochee at today's Veteran's Memorial Hwy. His first born son, John Turner, owned the house which stood at 5811 Oakdale Road, demolislhed February 2015 by the City of Smyrna. Daniel and John are both buried at the Turner-Sewell Cemetery along with other family members.
which operates under the Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program.
Turner Family History