Gullah Geechee Commission Provides Highway Signs to Counties in the Gullah Geechee Corridor to Enhance Heritage Tourism
Charleston, SC: The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, in an effort to implement heritage tourism and cultural awareness, is offering complimentary marketing tools to agencies throughout the four-state National Heritage Area. Complimentary informational banners are being offered to National Park Service sites, Welcome Centers, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Centers; and two Way finding highway signs are being offered to each county in coastal communities from Pender County, North Carolina, throughout South Carolina and Georgia to St. Johns County, Florida. The Gullah Geechee Corridor extends about 12,414 square miles.
The highway signs identify the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor by name and logo and have been approved through the Department of Transportation Offices of each state. They will be installed at an entryway and exit within each county along US 17/A1A. Counties may purchase additional highway signs from Interstate Signways for alternate routes to Gullah Geechee communities and sites.
Counties within the Gullah Geechee Corridor are: Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender, NC; Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper, Marion, and Williamsburg, SC; Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, and Wayne, GA; and Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns, FL.
The Gullah Geechee Corridor’s Management Plan was approved by the Office of the U.S. Secretary of the Interior in May 2013. It identifies three implementation tiers for projects and programs: Education, Documentation and Preservation, and Economic Development. For more information, visit the Corridor’s website, http://www.gullahgeecheecorridor.org.