New Signs For The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor!


Two signs have popped up on Highway 17 in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina – signs identifying Highway 17 and surrounding areas as part of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. This week I spoke with Michael Allen – a Community Partnership Specialist with the National Park Service – and he said that there are now two signs in Mt Pleasant, and that they hoped to put up a total of 50 signs along the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, with the goal being to have two signs per county. Mr. Allen was quite passionate about this sign project – and the on-going momentum for the cultural heritage corridor in a broader sense. To learn more about the corridor, check out the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission’s website – as well as their detailed Management Plan. US 17 Coastal Highway plans to submit a partnership application to the commission, to help promote this rich and unique corridor. Highway 17 runs right through the middle of the corridor (see map), and has played a major role in it’s history.