April 20, 2019
  • Hooper-McWilliams Cemetery Restoration-RSVP required

    April 20, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    5411 S Cobb Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

    The historic Hooper-McWilliams family cemetery was adopted by The River Line Historic Area on September 6, 2016. It is located next to the McDonough Georgia Power Plant near the Chattahoochee River on South Cobb Drive.

    We need a limited number of adult volunteers to maintain this cemetery by eradicating invasive vegetation. If you can help, send a RSVP note to riverlinega@gmail.com and more details will be sent in return. Appropriate attire includes gloves, long pants, sturdy shoes, socks and hat. Bring your water bottle and if you have them, small hand pruners.

    The pioneering Thomas Hooper family owned 531 acres along the Chattahoochee River in 1851.

    More information:
    http://riverline.org/cemeteries/
    http://riverline.org/history/

    Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program. https://www.cobbcounty.org/community-development/planning/historic-preservation/cemetery-preservation-commission

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April 27, 2019
  • Shoupade Park Planning Meeting

    April 27, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Smyrna Fire Station 5, 750 Cooper Lake Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30082, USA

    Would you like to help plan, lead, or discuss future Shoupade Park projects?
    If so, join the Friends of Shoupade Park for an informal meeting on
    April 27 @ 1 pm at the Smyrna Fire Station 5, 750 Cooper Lake Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30082.

    If you plan to attend, please send a RSVP to The River Line Historic Area Executive Director, Roberta Cook, at RiverLineGA@gmail.com.
    The River Line Historic Area nonprofit adopted Cobb County's Shoupade Park in September 2017 and formed a Friends group to raise its level of care and relevance to the community. The 2-acre park is nestled into the surrounding Park Avenue residential neighborhood. It harbors significant Civil War Battlefield remains, and is listed on the Cobb County Register of Historic Places. More information is here: http://riverline.org/parks/

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May 4, 2019
  • Collins-Loyd Cemetery Caretaking

    May 4, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    3151 Elizabeth Ln SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

    The historic Loyd-Collins Cemetery located on Elizabeth Lane off South Atlanta Road in Vinings was adopted by The River Line Historic Area under
    Cobb County's Adopt-A-Cemetery Program on July 3, 2017.

    A limited number of adults are needed to cut invasive vegetation in this pioneer family cemetery. If you are available to help, please notify RiverLineGA@gmail.com and we will respond with additional information. Appropriate attire includes gloves, long pants, sturdy shoes, socks and hat. Bring your water bottle and if you have them, hand pruners.

    James Loyd and James Collins are brother-in-laws and the family patriarchs buried in this cemetery. Mr. Loyd was known as a prominent pioneer citizen and business man in early Atlanta, when the city was called Marthasville. He partnered with Mr. Collins on opening a general store in Atlanta and later built the Washington Hall Hotel in 1846.
    Mr. Collins was known as one of Atlanta's first merchants. In the 1850 Federal Cobb County Census he owned 364 acres of land. Collins Street in Atlanta was named in his honor, which exists as Courtland Street today.

    More information:

    http://riverline.org/cemeteries/
    which operates under the Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program.
    https://www.cobbcounty.org/community-development/planning/historic-preservation/cemetery-preservation-commission

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May 11, 2019
  • Turner-Sewell Cemetery Care-RSVP required

    May 11, 2019  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.

    More information:
    http://riverline.org/cemeteries/
    which operates under the Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program.
    https://www.cobbcounty.org/community-development/planning/historic-preservation/cemetery-preservation-commission
    Turner Family History
    http://riverline.org/history/

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May 16, 2019
  • Water Sampling - Nickajack Creek - RSVP required

    May 16, 2019  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Nickajack Park

    This activity requires an RSVP because the date and time are subject to change.
    Send an email of interest to: riverlinega@gmail.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/

    Optional: 
    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
    https://www.puritan-mill.com/

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