Prior to 1832 the Cherokee Indians occupied Cobb County. Cobb County is divided by Districts and further subdivided by land lots. The River Line Historic Area involves land from both the 17th and 18th Districts and the number of 40 acre land lots are numerous and have yet to be counted.
1883 Thomas Hooper Jr. sells the property at 5811 Oakdale Rd. to John H. Turner, oldest son of Daniel Turner, the ferry owner. Although this 1850's period hall and parlor style house has been updated over time, it stood on Oakdale Rd. until it was demolished by the City of Smyrna on 2/18/2015. The house was known through oral history by community seniors as a Civil War hospital, but without supporting documentation. If you have info on this house, please "contact us".
The Atlanta Northern Railway Company operated an electric street car service between Atlanta and Marietta Square with a stop at Carmichael's General Store, now the location of Trolley Line Park.