The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor extends from Pender County, NC, to St. Johns County, FL, and extends 30 miles inland. It covers more than 12,000 square miles and 27 counties and includes coastal communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Both the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor and the federal Commission established to oversee it were designated by an act of Congress on October 12, 2006 (Public Law 109-338) through the National Heritage Areas Act of 2006.
A portion of the Commission’s funding is awarded by the Department of the Interior and managed by the National Park Service, but the Corridor is not a park. It is one of the country’s 49 National Heritage Areas.