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The River Line Historic Area participates in Cobb County's Adopt-A-Cemetery Program.  There are 4 abandoned cemeteries within The River Line Historic Area which have been adopted by The River Line Historic Area, Inc. 
Check our calendar to help maintain these pioneer family historic sites. 

Adopted Cemeteries

* First St. John's Baptist Church Cemetery

First St. John's Baptist Church  Cemetery
Adopted October 7, 2011

Vinings Est. 1904

Some of the family surnames buried in First St. John's cemetery:  Campbell, Frazier, Jones, Kennebrew, Morehead, and Richardson.

*This Cemetery has been transitioned to the property owner, Wieland/Pulte Homes, for continued upkeep.  Join The River Line Historic Area at 10 A.M. on Saturday, December 4, 2021, to celebrate 10 years of volunteer cemetery work!  See the 10 year Anniversary Facebook photo album highlighting our work.  Check the web site calendar for more details on the Dec 4 event featuring Civil War Historian, Michael Shaffer: Calendar.

Neighborhood Ambassador

Vinings resident, Knox Massey, First St. John's Baptist Church Cemetery Manager


Hooper-McWilliams Cemetery Manager
Faith Ann Fletcher

Hooper-McWilliams Cemetery Manager

Hooper-McWilliams Cemetery

Adopted September 6, 2016


* Collins-Loyd Cemetery

Collins-Loyd Cemetery
Adopted July 3, 2017

*October 2021  After acquiring the property, which includes the Collins-Loyd Cemetery, The Randall Brothers Company is now responsible for cemetery upkeep.

Turner-Sewell Cemetery

Ron Huffman
Adopted October 21, 2011

Interpretive sign installed 2014

Daniel Turner operated the Turner-Mayson Ferry

Daniel's eldest son, John H. Turner, was a charter member of the Nelms Masonic Lodge.

Collins Springs Baptist Cemetery (Est. 1850)

This cemetery is owned and maintained by the Collins Springs Cemetery Association, Inc. and located across the street from the historic Collins Springs Primitive Baptist Church, currently owned by the Atlanta Freethought Society.


You can help with these important historic sites

Contact us with information (history, burials, etc.) on any of the adopted cemeteries and help us maintain them.