Initiated in 2010 and completed over a year later in 2011, through the generosity of the Cashiers Community Fund, the Historic Sites Survey, Phase I, is a comprehensive survey of all buildings, at least 50 years old, within a one mile radius of the Cashiers intersection of Highway 107S and US Highway 64. the Survey was conducted with the understanding that the knowledge of the full extent of the community’s historic resources and how they reflect Cashiers’ history is not only important to the activities of the Society, but also to community planning – helping to ensure the past for Cashiers future. Laura A. W. Phillips, Architectural Historian was the contracted consultant on Phase I.
A total of 49 buildings and sites were identified and historical and oral interviews were collected.
In 2012 the findings were bound and published and is the first time that a survey of this nature has been made available to the public. In addition, a Driving Tour Map has been published and is available to the public.
Phase II has been contracted to Sybil Argintar, of Southeast Preservation Services and is scheduled to begin Spring of 2013. Phase II is a comprehensive survey of those farms and buildings, over 50 years old, located in an approximate 15 mile oval outside the Cashiers intersection.
The Historic Sites Survey, Phase I is available for purchase at the Cashiers Historical Society, 766 Highway 107 South and at the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce for $20.
For further information, please phone 743-7710.