|NRHP Plaque. Photo: Public Domain.|
Each week, a new round of applications is approved. In order to be approved, an application must first be recommended by the state historic preservation office (SHPO). In Kentucky, the Kentucky Heritage Council (KHC) acts as our SHPO.
Since its inception, the KHC has conducted an ongoing Historic Resources Survey of historic places within the Commonwealth. To date, over 90,000 Kentucky locations have been surveyed. This comes as no surprise given Kentucky's rich history.
Kentucky has also fared quite well when it comes to inclusion on the National Register. In fact, only three states (New York, Massachusetts, and Ohio) have more inclusions in the registry than the Commonwealth. The National Register includes 3,200 districts, sites, and structures with over 42,000 historic Kentucky features.
A board, the Kentucky Historic Preservation Board (KHPB), works in conjunction with the Kentucky Heritage Council to review and approve Kentucky-based applications for inclusion on the National Register. Meeting three times a year, the KHPB reviews applications for conformity with National Register guidelines.
|C&O Railway Depot - Catlettsburg, Ky.|
Copies of each site's application are available from the KHC and we'll be reviewing each individual application once included on the National Register.