March 14, 2020
  • Collins-Loyd Cemetery Caretaking-RSVP required

    March 14, 2020  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 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.

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March 17, 2020
  • River Line Historic Area Work Session

    March 17, 2020  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

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  • Friends of Shoupade Park Planning Meeting

    March 17, 2020  6:00 pm - 6:30 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:
    Send inquiries to the River Line Historic Area at

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March 19, 2020
  • Water Sampling - Nickajack Creek - RSVP required

    March 19, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Nickajack Park

    This activity requires an RSVP because the date and time are subject to change.
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    Learn how monthly water samples are collected from Nickajack Creek for the Neighborhood Water Watch program administered by the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.
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    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

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March 21, 2020
  • Hooper-McWilliams Cemetery Restoration-RSVP required

    March 21, 2020  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 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.

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    Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program.

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