COASTAL HISTORIC SURVEY
CHATHAM COUNTY, GA
Funded by federal dollars leftover from Hurricane Irma relief, the Coastal Historic Survey project is a comprehensive historic resources survey of Georgia's coast covering unincorporated areas east of Insterstate-95. Paired with a storm narrative and research related to future storm preparedness with a focus on the damage and effects of storms on historic resources, the inventory will survey many areas never recorded and provide recommendations for eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places.
The project is being undertaken by three consultant teams over the course of 2021 and 2022 and is estimated to document over 5,000 resources to include buildings, structures, objects, and sites.
Ethos Preservation is responsible for surveying Chatham County and is the community engagement consultant for the project. Since project kick-off, Ethos has authored www.coastalhistoricsurvey.com, established social media pages for the project, composed and distributed a press release, and held zoom community meetings in all six coastal Georgia counties.