HISTORIC RESOURCE SURVEY
COASTAL HISTORIC SURVEY
CHATHAM COUNTY, GA
Funded by federal dollars leftover from Hurricane Irma relief, the Coastal Historic Survey project comprehensively surveyed historic resources in all of Georgia's coastal counties, covering unincorporated areas east of Interstate 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 included many areas never recorded and provided recommendations for eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places.
The project was undertaken by three consultant teams over the course of 2021 and 2022, documenting approximately 5,000 resources to include buildings, structures, objects, and sites.
Ethos Preservation surveyed all of unincorporated Chatham County and was the community engagement consultant for the project. As part of this, Ethos authored www.coastalhistoricsurvey.com, established social media pages for the project, composed and distributed a press release, and was responsible for hosting zoom community meetings in all six coastal Georgia counties.