The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office's statewide inventory contains information on some 240 prehistoric and historic archaeology sites in Cabarrus County.
A comprehensive countywide survey was conducted in 1979 to 1980. This survey was a cooperative local-state project accomplished with grants and staff assistance from the Historic Preservation Office.
Federal grants totaling $70,265 include $47,000 (1980-83) for the Cabarrus County Courthouse and $23,265 (1979-1980) for the county survey and its publication. State appropriations totaling $468,500 include $400,000 for the Cabarrus County Courthouse, $35,000 for Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute, $15,000 for Faith Hall at Barber-Scotia College, and $18,500 for Reed Gold Mine.
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Fourteen individual properties and eight historic districts are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, including North and South Union Streets historic districts and the Courthouse/Commercial Historic District in Concord, Barber-Scotia College Historic District, Stonewall Jackson School Historic District, and Mt. Pleasant Collegiate Institute Historic District. Reed Gold Mine is a National Historic Landmark.
LOCAL PRESERVATION COMMISSIONS
The Concord Historic Preservation Commission oversees three locally designated historic districts. The City of Concord became a Certified Local Government in 1999 with staff assistance from the Historic Preservation Office.
PRESERVATION TAX CREDITS
Five income-producing tax credit projects have been completed in Cabarrus County at a total construction investment of $11,321,100, including the Odell-Locke-Randolph Mill in Concord which has the second largest investment for a tax credit project in the state to date. Two residential renovation projects are underway to utilize the new state tax credit for non-income-producing historic structures. The Historic Preservation Office reviews and provides restoration technical services for all tax credit projects.
PUBLIC EDUCATION AND PUBLICATIONS
The results of the countywide architectural survey were published in 1981 as The Historic Architecture of Cabarrus County, North Carolina with assistance from the Historic Preservation Office.
The Historic Preservation Office has provided technical assistance for the 1876 Cabarrus County Courthouse in Concord, Faith Hall at Barber-Scotia College in Concord, the Stonewall Jackson Training School near Concord, the Main Building and the Society Hall at the Mt. Pleasant Collegiate Institute in Mt. Pleasant, the Lentz Hotel in Mt. Pleasant, and many other buildings throughout the county.