October 19, 2019
  • Hooper-McWilliams Cemetery Restoration-RSVP required

    October 19, 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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November 9, 2019
  • First St. John's Cemetery Caretaking in Vinings-RSVP required

    November 9, 2019  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 community which has been replaced by the new Woodland Preserve Neighborhood.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.

    More information:
    Cemeteries adopted and maintained by The River Line Historic Area
    http://riverline.org/cemeteries/
    The Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program. https://www.cobbcounty.org/community-development/planning/historic-preservation/cemetery-preservation-commission


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November 16, 2019
  • Turner-Sewell Cemetery Care-RSVP required

    November 16, 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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