|Department:||Savannah River Archaeological Research Program
SC Institute for Archeology and Anthropology
George Wingard joined the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program staff in 1993 with a B.A. in Humanities from the University of South Carolina. He is now the Program Coordinator for the SRARP and oversees the budget, personnel, and vehicles. George's areas of interests are the historic towns of the Savannah River Site (SRS), the remnant cemeteries located on the SRS, and the SRS Land Plat Project. The Land Plat Project early acquisition records, compiled, copied, and scanned over a period of several years, aid the SRARP in their daily compliance related activities, as well as creating the potential for further research projects. One of the research projects George is developing, using the land-plats and photos, is a technical/popular volume on the former churches of the Savannah River Site. There were nearly fifty churches moved or disbanded during the Atomic Energy Commission's removal of the former towns and residents of the Savannah River Site. The report will focus on the history of the churches, their denomination, pertinent photos, and in some cases where they were relocated.