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Mableton in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Johnstonís River Line

 
 
Johnstonís River Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
1. Johnstonís River Line Marker
Inscription.  July, 1864, a heavy, intrenched line of field works, from the mouth of Nickajack Cr. (.8 mi. S. W.) extended N. E. to a point 1 mi. above State R. R. bridge. This line, prepared in advance, was occupied by Johnstonís forces [CS] when they withdrew from the Smyrna - Ruffís Mill line, July 5. Ga. Militia held the ferries below Nickajack. In sequence, N. E., were Hoodís, Hardeeís & Loringís corps. The line was evacuated July 9, after the Federals crossed above State R. R. bridge. This line is said to have been the heaviest field works of the Atlanta Campaign. In 1935 their formidable character was still visible along Oakdale Rd., & just above the State R. R.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-72.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 33° 48′ N, 84° 30.833′ W. Marker is in Mableton, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of
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Veterans Memorial Highway (U.S. 278) and Oakdale Road, on the right when traveling west on Veterans Memorial Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mableton GA 30126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Federals Halted by Johnstonís River Line (approx. 0.8 miles away); Georgia Militia on Turner's Ferry Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); Birthplace of Allison Nelson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Whittier Cotton Mill and Village (approx. 1.9 miles away); Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River (approx. 2.8 miles away); Shoupade Park (approx. 2.8 miles away); First Shoupade (approx. 2.8 miles away); United Distributors (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mableton.
 
Johnstonís River Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
2. Johnstonís River Line Marker
Looking east on US 278 toward the Chattachoochee River, and Atlanta
Johnstonís River Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
3. Johnstonís River Line Marker
Looking west on US 278, toward Nickajack Creek
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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