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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:United States / State & Local / South
  • Language:English
  • Pages:196
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781098344313

Historical Atlas of McIntosh County, Georgia

A Survey Through Maps & A Personal Commentary

by Buddy Sullivan

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Reference maps and photographs tracing the history of McIntosh County, Georgia
FROM THE AUTHOR— Maps define geographical context in any historical work. They are a necessary adjunct to a proper understanding—and analysis—of the people, places and events associated with the intent of the historian. In forty years of researching and writing about the history of coastal Georgia, the study of maps, and their related cousins such as land plats and surveys, have played an integral part in formulating my research conclusions. My interest in local and regional geography and topography through the study of state and county maps, and coastal navigation charts, evolved from an early age, attendant to my fascination with local maritime history and my adolescent explorations of local waterways and islands. This book represents the consolidation in a single volume of the maps, charts, surveys and land plats contained in my previous works of local and regional history. With most of the maps herein, I have included personal notes of my own experiences with a given location as well as necessary historical context. This is essentially a work of reference, but it is also intended to be a book for browsing and making one's own personal connections with any given place in McIntosh County. Those seeking a more comprehensive review of the information accompanying my notes and observations here are encouraged to consult my history of the county, Early Days on the Georgia Tidewater.
About the author
BUDDY SULLIVAN is a fourth-generation McIntosh Countian. He has researched and written about the history, culture and ecology of coastal Georgia for 35 years. Sullivan is the author of 30 books and monographs and is in frequent demand as a lecturer on a variety of historical topics. He is a recipient of the Governor's Medal in the Humanities from the Georgia Humanities Council in recognition of his literary and cultural contributions to the state. Sullivan's books include Georgia: A State History (2003), and two comprehensive histories, Early Days on the Georgia Tidewater (revised and expanded 2018), for McIntosh County, and From Beautiful Zion to Red Bird Creek (2000), for Bryan County. The latter volume received the Georgia Historical Society's Hawes Award for Georgia's outstanding work of local history. His most recent books are Sapelo: People and Place on a Georgia Sea Island (2017), Thomas Spalding, Antebellum Planter of Sapelo (2019), Life & Labor on Butler's Island: Rice Cultivation in the Altamaha Delta (2019), Blackbeard Island, A History (2019), Native American & Spanish Influences on McIntosh County, Georgia: An Archaeological Perspective (2019), Twentieth Century Sapelo Island: Howard E. Coffin & Richard J. Reynolds, Jr. (2020), Harris Neck & Its Environs: Land Use and Landscape in North McIntosh County (2020), Darien, Georgia: A History of the Town & Its Environs (2020), Postbellum Sapelo Island: The Reconstruction Journal of Archibald Carlisle McKinley (2020), Early Families of McIntosh County, Georgia, 1736 to 1861 (2020), Notes from Low Country Georgia: History, Ecology and Perspective (2021), Historical Atlas of McIntosh County (2020), Environmental Influences on Life & Labor in McIntosh County, Georgia (2021), and Child-Life on the Tidewater: A Memoir of Coastal Georgia (2021). Sullivan was director of the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve from 1993 to 2013 and is now an independent writer and consultant living on his ancestral land overlooking the marshes and waters of Cedar Point in McIntosh County.