Shoupade Park- Wisteria Whacking & Vinings Book signing
August 24, 2019 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Shoupade Park, 4757-4779 Oakdale Rd, Smyrna, GA 30080, USA
Join the Friends of historic Shoupade Park on Oakdale Road
Saturday, August 24 from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
to rescue its trees from suffocating invasive wisteria vines.
Volunteers will cut and remove wisteria along with other vegetation to
promote the health of the tree grove
separating the Park Avenue townhomes from Shoupade Fort #2.
This is a Cobb County owned Park.
Volunteers should register at RiverLineGa@gmail.com to receive more detailed information.
and will be required to sign a liability and photo waiver.
Find out more information about Shoupade Park and a map of its location here:
Susan Kendall, author of "Images of America, Vinings" will hold a book sale and
signing at The River Line Historic Area table from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. this Saturday
at the Oakdale Road entrance gate to Shoupade Park. Buy a book for $22 or bring
a book for Susan's autograph.
Collins-Loyd Cemetery Caretaking-RSVP required
August 24, 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.
which operates under the Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program.
First St. John's Cemetery Caretaking in Vinings-RSVP required
August 31, 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.
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
River Line Historic Area Work Session
September 17, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Smyrna Fire Station 5, 750 Cooper Lake Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30082, USA
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
Friends of Shoupade Park Planning Meeting
September 17, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smyrna Fire Station #5 at 750 Cooper Lake Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30082, USA
This monthly meeting is designed for Shoupade Park volunteer planning and project leadership. The Friends of Shoupade Park maintain a "wish list" of project ideas for the park, which remain on the list until someone commits to the idea's implementation through leadership. The meeting is open to all who are interested in the welfare of Shoupade Park. You can add your ideas to the idea list, support/ lead projects, or just learn more about our initiatives for the Park.
Shoupade Park is owned by Cobb County and maintained through an Adopt-A-Park program with The River Line Historic Area nonprofit. Learn more about Shoupade Park on the RLHA web site: http://riverline.org/parks/
Send inquiries to the River Line Historic Area at RiverLineGA@gmail.com
Water Sampling - Nickajack Creek - RSVP required
September 19, 2019 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
Turner-Sewell Cemetery Care-RSVP required
September 21, 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.
which operates under the Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program.
Turner Family History