CHATHAM COUNTY - SAVANNAH
METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMISSION

Melanie Wilson, Executive Director

Pin Point Historic District

Historically, a rural settlement founded by freed slaves after the Civil War. Pin Point is still a predominately African American community with a rich heritage of Gullah traditions.


Pennyworth Island

Located on the Back River extension of the Savannah River, this island has significant archeological sites such as a mill site and rich fields trunks and dikes. It was used as a rice plantation from 1816 to 1894.


New Ogeechee Missionary Baptist Church

Located in the Burroughs community, this African-American church's property was purchased by former slaves in the 1870s-1880s from the former Wild Heron Plantation land. The church itself was built in 1893 and was listed in the National Register in 2001.


Maridon (AKA: Eureka Club, Farr's Point)

The club house was constructed in 1891 when the only access to Wilmilgton Island was by boat. The property was a part of one of the first subdivisions established on the island and the regular boating services from Thunderbolt were provided.