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Adopt-A-Cemetery

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.  Contact our Cemetery Program Manager, Mark Cearfoss, using the Contact form at the bottom of this page for more information.
Mark Cearfoss

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.

First St. John's Baptist Church Cemetery

Vinings resident, Knox Massey, is the Crew Leader for First St. John's Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Turner-Sewell Cemetery

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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.

Hooper-McWilliams Cemetery

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Adopted September 6, 2016

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Collins-Loyd Cemetery

Collins-Loyd Cemetery
Adopted July 3, 2017

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.

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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.