The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office provided technical assistance on the Ivanhoe Cemetery. This project was a cooperative effort with the residents of the Ivanhoe community and resulted in the identification and recording of twenty gravesites. The staff provided recommendations for marking graves and cemetery bounds. The Historic Preservation Office statewide inventory contains over 300 prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in Sampson County.
A comprehensive architectural inventory conducted in 1979 collected information on almost six hundred structures. Supervised by the Historic Preservation Office, the inventory was funded in part by a federal subgrant which was matched with funds from Sampson County, the city of Clinton, and the towns of Roseboro, Garland, Harrells, and Salemburg.
Federal grants have been awarded for two projects totaling $24,018. These included the 1979 Sampson County architectural survey and a 1980 grant for Sampson County archaeology. State grants totaling $36,600 were awarded for restoration of the Cinema Theater in 1982 and Sampson High School in 1987.
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Sampson County has forty-five National Register listings, including two historic districts in Clinton, the College Street Historic District and the West Main-Chestnutt Streets Historic District. The forty-three individually listed properties are located in the towns of Rosin, Roseboro, Clear Run, Delway, Salemburg, Suttontown, and many rural sections of the county.
PRESERVATION TAX CREDITS
Three income-producing tax credit projects have been completed in Sampson County at a total construction investment of $422,600: the Sam Hobbs House, the L. C. Graves House, and the Patrick-Carr-Herring House, all in Clinton. Three residences are currently undergoing renovation to utilize the new state tax credit for non-income-producing structures. The Historic Preservation Office reviews and provides restoration technical services for all preservation tax credit projects.
PUBLIC EDUCATION AND PUBLICATIONS
The Historic Preservation Office assisted the city of Clinton in publishing the results of the architectural survey in An Inventory of Historic Architecture: Sampson County, North Carolina in 1981.
The Historic Preservation Office has provided technical restoration assistance for the Sloan House, the Sampson County Courthouse, Sampson High School, the Alfred Johnson House, several structures within the Clear Run Historic District, the Powell Building in Clinton, the Herring House in Roseboro, and many others.