The National Register of Historic Places
in North Carolina
North Carolina Listings in the National Register of Historic Places: HTML List or PDF List . Both have links to PDFs of nominations, and the HTML version also has direct links to site locations in HPOWEB, the HPO online GIS map service. The nominations of virtually all of the the state's National Register listings (not including archaeological listings) are now available online. PDFs for listings made since 2006 are created from digital nomination files and include color digital photographs. PDFs of nominations prior to 2006 are made from scans of paper photocopies of nominations. All are searchable insofar as possible, though some PDFs made from scans of older, faded photocopies may not be fully searchable.
North Carolina Multiple Property Documentation Forms (PDF), with links to searchable PDFs.
Survey and National Register Branch, with map showing staff service regions and staff contact information.
Practical Advice for Preparing National Register Nominations in North Carolina (revised 2015) is now available as a preliminary draft. The final version will be complete by August 2015. Also review our Digital Photography Policy, revised August 2012.
Study List applications are now available as attachments to e-mail. See How to Request and Submit a Study List Application
The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts worthy of preservation for their significance in American history, architecture, archaeology, and culture. Though the National Register is a federal program, nominations are submitted by the states through state historic preservation offices.
The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office has developed the following information sheets to describe the National Register of Historic Places, the meaning and advantages of listing in the Register, and the procedures for nominating properties to the Register.
# 1: What is the National Register of Historic Places?
# 2: National Register Criteria for Evaluation
# 3: How Historic Properties are Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
# 4: The National Register of Historic Places in North Carolina: Facts and Figures
# 5: Procedure for Supporting or Objecting to National Register Listing
In North Carolina, the placement of a property or district on the "Study List" is the first step towards nomination to the National Register. See the following for more information:
The Study List and the National Register in North Carolina
How to Request and Submit a Study List Application
Other National Register materials:
N.C. State Historic Preservation Office Home Page
- 2016 National Register Advisory Committee (NRAC) Meeting Calendar and deadlines for nominations and Study List applications
- 2017 National Register Advisory Committee (NRAC) Meeting Calendar and deadlines for nominations and Study List applications
- NRAC Meeting Minutes and Lists of Approved Properties, including the pending National Register agenda for the next meeting. Lists for past meetings include properties and districts recommended by the NRAC for nomination to the National Register and approved for the Study List for potential nomination. Minutes include full agendas.
- Consultants for National Register nominations
- Plaques and Markers for National Register properties.
- A Comparison of the National Register of Historic Places with local historic district and landmark designations.
- Link to the National Park Service National Register Programs Home Page
Office of State Archaeology
Office of Archives and History Home Page
N.C. Department of Cultural Resources