Shoupade Park

Confederate Brigadier Gen. Francis Shoup in 1864 built a series of earthen forts shaped like arrowheads large enough to hold 80 soldiers and allow them to fire shots to the right, left and straight ahead as the enemy approached. The design came to be known as “Shoupades.” The goal was to stop Union troops from crossing the Chattahoochee River and entering Atlanta. While most of the Shoupades were destroyed over the years, the city of Smyrna, through an agreement with a developer, helped preserve one of the works.

4770 Oakdale Rd., Smyrna, GA 30080