Preserve America logo.

From 2004-2016, communities, neighborhoods, counties, and tribes were eligible to apply for designation as a Preserve America Community, an honor which recognized communities that:

  • protect and celebrate their heritage;
  • use their historic assets for economic development and community revitalization; and
  • encourage people to experience and appreciate local historic resources through education and heritage tourism programs.

What were the benefits of being a designated community?


Benefits of designation included:

  • a certificate of recognition;
  • authorization to use the Preserve America logo on signs, flags, banners, and promotional materials;
  • listing in a Web-based Preserve America Community directory;
  • national and regional press releases;
  • eligibility for Preserve America grants when funded by Congress; and
  • enhanced community visibility and pride.

List of Preserve America Communities

More than 900 municipalities, neighborhoods, counties, and tribes have been recognized as Preserve America Communities. They are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U. S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

Each profile was written at the time that the community was designated and was accurate as of that date. 

The links on each community profile page are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; if they are not ACHP links, they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the ACHP of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The ACHP bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Please contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content, including its privacy policies.


Birmingham, Chickasaw, Huntsville, Mobile, Selma, Valley


Anchorage, Juneau, Ketchikan, Seward, Sitka, St. George Island

American Samoa                             

American Samoa


Glendale, Nogales, Peoria, Phoenix, Prescott, Scottsdale, Springerville, Tombstone, Tucson, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Williams, Yuma


Batesville, Benton, Blytheville, Booneville, Calico Rock, Camden, Conway, Dumas, El Dorado, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Hamburg, Helena, Hot Springs, Little Rock, Mammoth Spring, North Little Rock, Osceola, Pine Bluff, Pocahontas, Randolph County, Texarkana, Tyronza, Van Buren, West Memphis


Alameda, Colusa, Elk Grove, Fresno, Fullerton, Livermore, Los Angeles-Chinatown, Los Angeles-Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles-Koreatown, Los Angeles-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles-Thai Town, Mendocino, Monterey, Monterey County, Napa, Ontario, Palm Springs, Pasadena, Placerville, Redlands, Redwood City, Richmond, Sacramento, San Buenaventura (Ventura), San Clemente, San Diego-Little Italy, San Francisco, San Francisco-Japantown, San Juan Bautista, San Ramon, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Santa Paula, Santa Rosa, Solvang, Sonoma, Tuolumne County, Ukiah, Weaverville


Baca County, Bent County, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek, Crowley County, Denver, Durango, Fort Collins, Fremont County, Frisco, Georgetown, Gilpin County, Glenwood Springs, Golden, Greeley, Kiowa County, Lake City, Leadville, Montezuma County, Montrose, Otero County, Pagosa Springs, Park County, Prowers County, Pueblo, Redstone, Silverton, Steamboat Springs, Windsor


Bridgeport, Colchester, Hebron, Ledyard, New Britain, New London, Norwalk, Old Lyme, Simsbury, Southbury, Suffield, Wethersfield, Windham


Dover, LewesMilton

District of Columbia        



Bonita Springs, Coral Gables, Daytona Beach, DeLand, Delray Beach, Dunedin, Fernandina Beach, Flagler County, Ft. Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Key West, Kissimmee, Leon County, Miami, Miami Springs, Pompano Beach, Sanford, Sarasota, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, West Palm Beach                   


Alpharetta, Americus, Augusta, Cartersville, Cobb County, Crawford County, Dahlonega, Dalton, Darien, Douglasville, Fayetteville, Forsyth, Fort Valley, Harlem, Hartwell, Hawkinsville, Jefferson, Jones County, Kennesaw, LaGrange, Macon, Madison, Montezuma, Monticello, Richmond Hill, Rome, Roswell, Sandersville, Savannah, St. Marys, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Vienna, Walker County, Washington, Whitfield County, Winder            


Honolulu-Chinatown Special Historic District, Kaua’i County, Maui County


Boise, Caldwell, Hailey, Kamiah, Mackay, Pierce                


Blue Island, Lemont, Lockport, Moline, Oak Park, Palestine, Plainfield, Riverside, Rock Island, Will County, Woodstock


Bedford, Bloomington, Crown Point, Elkhart, Fort Wayne, Greensburg, Indianapolis-Irvington neighborhood, Jeffersonville, La Porte, Lafayette, Logansport, Madison, Monroe County, Muncie, Nappanee, New Albany, New Harmony, Noblesville, Richmond, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Wabash       


Adams County, Coon Rapids, Davenport, Dubuque, Fort Madison, Hardin County, Marion, Mason City, Oskaloosa, Sioux City, Waterloo


Lawrence, Leavenworth, Riley County, Wichita


Anchorage, Ashland, Augusta, Barbourville, Bardstown, Bellevue, Benham, Boone County, Bowling Green, Cadiz, Campbellsville, Carrollton, Cloverport, Covington, Cumberland, Cynthiana, Danville, Dawson Springs, Dayton, Elizabethtown, Erlanger, Flemingsburg, Fort Thomas, Frankfort, Franklin, Georgetown, Glasgow, Greensburg, Harlan, Harrodsburg, Hart County, Henderson, Hodgenville, Hopkinsville, Horse Cave, La Grange, Lawrenceburg, Lebanon, Letcher County, Lexington-Bell Court neighborhood, Lexington-Gratz Park neighborhood, Liberty, London, Louisville-Historic Portland neighborhood, Louisville-West Main Street neighborhood, Lynch, Madisonville, Maysville, Middlesborough, Midway, Morehead, Mount Sterling, Mt. Vernon, Munfordville, Murray, New Castle, Newport, Nicholasville, Paducah, Paris, Perryville, Pikeville, Pineville, Princeton, Rabbit Hash, Richmond, Russellville, Scottsville, Shelbyville, Springfield, Stanford, Versailles, Warsaw, West Point, Winchester 


Arcadia, Bastrop, Baton Rouge, Crowley, DeRidder, Dubach, Ferriday, Lafayette, Mandeville, Natchitoches, New Orleans, Opelousas, Slidell            


Bath, Biddeford, Camden, Dover-Foxcroft, Farmington, Gardiner, Lewiston, Portland, Rockland, Saco, Sanford, Skowhegan


Annapolis, Baltimore, Calvert County, Charles County, College Park, Cumberland, Dorchester County, Easton, Frederick, Howard County, Oakland, Rockville, St. Mary’s County, Salisbury, Snow Hill, Worcester County                  


Blackstone, Douglas, Falmouth, Gloucester, Grafton, Hopedale, Holyoke, Leicester, Lowell, Mendon, Millbury, Millville, Northbridge, Plymouth, Salem, Springfield, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, Worcester             


Alpena, Bay City, Boyne City, Cadillac, Douglas, Ferndale, Flat Rock, Grand Rapids, Huron Township, Ludington, Menominee, Saginaw, Saugatuck, Sault Ste. Marie, Shelby Township, Sparta Township, Wyandotte


Carver, Litchfield, Little Falls, Minneapolis, New Ulm, Northfield, Red Wing, St. Cloud, Stillwater, Wabasha           


Baldwyn, Biloxi, Canton, Cleveland, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Leland, Meridian, Natchez, Ocean Springs, Oxford, Pascagoula, Port Gibson, Raymond, Sharkey County, Tupelo, Vicksburg


Arrow Rock, Boonville, Cape Girardeau, Carthage, Clinton, Excelsior Springs, Florissant, Fredericktown, Independence, Jefferson City, Liberty, Rocheport, Saint Charles, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis-Soulard neighborhood, Washington, Weston


Anaconda-Deer Lodge, Big Horn County, Billings, Bozeman, Butte-Silver Bow, Crow Tribe of Indians, Fort Benton, Great Falls, Havre, Helena, Hill County, Jefferson County, Kalispell, Lewis and Clark County, Lewistown, Livingston, Miles City, Missoula, Missoula County, Red Lodge, Stevensville, Terry, Virginia City


Brownville, Lincoln, Plattsmouth


Las Vegas, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Sparks

New Hampshire              

Hooksett, Keene, Portsmouth

New Jersey       

Bridgeton, Hightstown, Newark-Ironbound, Newark-James Street Commons Historic District, Newton, Roebling, Wall Township, Woodbridge Township

New Mexico     

Las Vegas, Silver City

New York           

Albany, Albion, Auburn, Beacon, Beekman, Binghamton, Brockport, Brookhaven, Buffalo, Canandaigua, Clayton, Cortland, Dutchess County, Great Neck Plaza, Halfmoon, Highland Falls, Hunter, Ithaca, Kinderhook, Liberty, Newburgh, North Castle, Ogdensburg, Ossining, Owego, Oyster Bay Hamlet, Peekskill, Pittsford, Putnam County, Ramapo, Rensselaer County, Rochester, Rockland County, Roxbury, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Schenectady County, Shelter Island, Southampton, Syracuse, Troy, Waterford

North Carolina  

Asheboro, Asheville, Banner Elk, Beaufort, Boone, Burlington, Cleveland County, Edenton, Fayetteville, Gaston County, Gastonia, Greenville, Hatteras Village, Hendersonville, Hillsborough, Kinston, Lincoln County, Lincolnton, Manteo, Matthews, New Bern, Ocracoke, Shelby, Thomasville, Transylvania County, Waxhaw, Waynesville, Wilkes County, Wilmington, West Salem Historic District - Winston-Salem 

North Dakota                    

Fargo, Medora                 


Bowling Green, Canal Winchester, Cincinnati, Dayton, Delaware, Georgetown, German Village Neighborhood - Columbus, Granville, Hudson, Marysville, Medina, Nelsonville, New Richmond, Oberlin, Old West End Historic District - Toledo, Olmsted Falls, Perrysburg, Piqua, Shawnee, Somerset, Tipp City


Ardmore, Durant, Enid, Muskogee, Newkirk, Oklahoma City, Ponca City, Shawnee, Tulsa


Astoria, Corvallis, Enterprise, Independence, Jacksonville, Oregon City, Salem, West Linn


Ambridge, Bedford County, Bethlehem, Blairsville, Bradford, Carlisle, Chambersburg, Cheltenham Township, Columbia Borough, Connellsville, Durham Township, East Pikeland Township, Easton, Gettysburg, Hanover, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Lansdowne, Lower Merion Township, Media, Montgomery County, Newtown Borough, Newtown Township, Philadelphia, Philipsburg Borough, Pittsburgh, Pottstown, Saltsburg, Scottdale, Smethport, Tredyffrin Township, Washington County, West Chester, York

Rhode Island     

Barrington, Bristol, Burrillville, Central Falls, Cranston, Cumberland, East Greenwich, East Providence, Glocester, Lincoln, Little Compton, New Shoreham, Newport, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Providence, Smithfield, South Kingstown, Tiverton, Warren, Warwick, Westerly, Woonsocket

South Carolina  

Abbeville, Aiken, Anderson, Beaufort, Bluffton, Blythewood, Camden, Charleston, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Columbia, Conway, Dillon, Fountain Inn, Gray Court, Greenville County, Horry County, Lancaster County, McCormick, Mount Pleasant, Pacolet, Rock Hill, Walterboro, York County

South Dakota    

Aberdeen, Brookings, Fort Pierre, Lead, Pierre, Sioux Falls, Vermillion


Bartlett, Blount County, Collierville, Columbia, Franklin, Jonesborough, Oak RidgeOrange Mound Neighborhood - Memphis, Pittman Center, Rugby, The District Neighborhood - Nashville, Victorian Village Neighborhood - Memphis


Abilene, Albany, Alpine, Atlanta, Austin, Bastrop, Belton, Brownsville, Bryan, Calvert, Canton, Canyon, Castroville, Celina, Clarksville, Colorado City, Crosbyton, Cuero, Dallas, Denton, Electra, El Paso, Farmersville, Fredericksburg, Frisco, Galveston, George West, Georgetown, Giddings, Gonzales, Granbury, Grapevine, Harris County, Hearne, Hidalgo, Junius Heights Neighborhood - Dallas, Kendall County, Kerrville, Laredo, Lipscomb County, Llano, Luling, Marshall, Matagorda County, McAllen, McKinney, Mesquite, Milam County, Mineola, Mount Vernon, Nacogdoches, New Braunfels, Odessa, Orange, Palestine, Paris, Pharr, Pilot Point, Pittsburg, Plano, Rio Grande City, Roaring Springs, Rockwall, Sabine County, San Angelo, San Antonio, San Marcos, Seguin, Shiner, Smithville, Taylor, Tyler, Victoria County, Waco, Walker County, Waxahachie, Wimberley, Winnsboro


Brigham City, Centerville, Farmington, Kanab, Manti, Mount Pleasant, Murray, Payson, Pleasant Grove, Provo, Salt Lake City, Tooele County


Barre, Bennington, Bradford, Brandon, Brattleboro, Burlington, Middlebury, Montpelier, Morristown, Poultney, Richford, Rockingham, Rutland, St. Albans, St. Johnsbury, Vergennes, White River Junction, Windsor, Winooski 

Virgin Islands    

Charlotte Amalie, Christiansted, Frederiksted    


Alexandria, Chesterfield County, Fauquier County, Hanover County, Harrisonburg, Herndon, Hillsville, Leesburg, Lynchburg, Middleburg, Petersburg, Prince William County, Purcellville, Roanoke, Scott County, Smithfield, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Strasburg, Suffolk, Warrenton, Waterford, Williamsburg


Anacortes, Bainbridge Island, Bellingham, Dayton, Edmonds, Ferry County, King County, Palouse, Port Townsend, Redmond, Ritzville, Roslyn, Skykomish, Spokane, Stevens County, Vancouver

West Virginia    

Beverly, Bramwell, Charles Town, Elkins, Fairmont, Harpers Ferry, Hinton, Mannington, Martinsburg, Wheeling


Bayfield, Cedarburg, De Pere, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Greendale, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Lodi, Mazomanie, Milton, Mineral Point, New Berlin, Osceola, Richfield, Ripon, Stoughton, Waukesha, Wausau, West Allis, Whitewater


Casper, Cheyenne, Douglas, Evanston, Fremont County, Green River, Jackson, Laramie, Rock Springs, Teton County


Preserve America Community sign along the canal in Augusta, Georgia