Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation Survey

Historic Preservation Survey

A Historic Survey is the first step taken by our State Historic Preservation Office to support community-led preservation initiatives. The goal of county historic surveys is to identify any historic buildings or structures that are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and have historic significance to a particular county.

The data collected from the survey is compiled into a report and made available to the community free of charge. These reports can be used to create a historic preservation plan or to participate in other state preservation programs.

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This material was produced with assistance of a grant from the Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the
National Park Service, Department of the Interior. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this
material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Fillmore County

Fillmore County

Furnas County

Furnas County

Garfield County

Garfield County

Howard County

Howard County

2020 Historic Survey Reports

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What is the purpose of survey, and how does it benefit my community?
A historic resource survey identifies the historic resources of a county, city, town, or neighborhood to help communities make more informed policy decisions, especially those pertaining to historic preservation.
Who conducts a survey?

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John Swigart
Section 106 Review and Compliance Coordinator
Archeological Survey Coordinator

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