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Managed by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, the Coastal Historic Survey, is funded by an Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund from the National Park Service to help historic resources recover in areas impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017.  The goal of the project is to locate, inventory, and assess potential historic resources along the Georgia coast in Chatham, Bryan, Liberty, McIntosh, Glynn, and Camden counties.

The Coastal Historic Survey will inventory historic resources over 50 years of age to determine eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places, degree of damage from Hurricane Irma in September 2017, and provide preparedness for future disasters. The project will complete an architectural analysis of each county to include a description of the unique development patterns of coastal Georgia and the identification of character defining features for specific properties and areas.

We need your help! Public participation is an important component of the Coastal Historic Survey. Community virtual Zoom meetings open to the public will be hosted in each county. Owners and tenants of older and historic properties along the coast, particularly those damaged by Hurricane Irma, are encouraged to contact the project team.

Following completion of the project, data will be accessible by the public, through the Georgia Natural, Archaeological, and Historic Resources Geographic Information System (GNAHRGIS) database at


The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is a state agency that helps build strong, vibrant
communities. We provide support to communities on their journey towards growth and prosperity,
helping lay the groundwork for economic opportunities and local development efforts across the state.
Our core businesses – safe and affordable housing, local government assistance, and community and
economic development – reflect the diversity of our programs and drive our commitment to serving all
of Georgia. Hundreds of millions of dollars are distributed annually through grants, tax credits, loans,
and other resources used to support a variety of mission-driven initiatives from affordable housing to
historic preservation to infrastructure enhancements. DCA accomplishes our mission through well-
established partnerships with key players at the local, state, and federal level.

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