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The Preserve America Communities program is currently on hiatus. Applications are not being accepted and designations are not being made.

 

Communities, neighborhoods, counties, and tribes may apply for designation as a Preserve America Community, an honor which recognizes 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 are the benefits of being a designated community?

Benefits of designation include:

  • 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.

How to apply for Preserve America Community Designation

 

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.

Images are in the process of being added to the community profiles. Each profile was written at the time that the community was designated and was accurate as of that date. 

Alabama             

Birmingham, Chickasaw, Huntsville, Mobile, Selma, Valley

Alaska                  

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

American Samoa                             

American Samoa

Arizona

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

Arkansas             

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

California            

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

Colorado             

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

Connecticut       

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

Delaware            

Dover, LewesMilton

District of Columbia        

Washington

Florida 

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                   

Georgia               

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            

Hawaii                  

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

Idaho                   

Boise, Caldwell, Hailey, Kamiah, Mackay, Pierce                

Illinois  

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

Indiana

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       

Iowa     

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

Kansas                 

Lawrence, Leavenworth, Riley County, Wichita

Kentucky            

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, LaGrange, 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 

Louisiana            

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

Maine  

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

Maryland            

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                  

Massachusetts 

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

Michigan             

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

Minnesota         

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

Mississippi         

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

Missouri              

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

Montana            

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

Nebraska            

Brownville, Lincoln, Plattsmouth

Nevada                               

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                 

Ohio     

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

Oklahoma          

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

Oregon

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

Pennsylvania    

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

Tennessee         

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

Texas   

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

Utah     

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

Vermont             

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    

Virginia

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

Washington       

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

Wisconsin           

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

Wyoming            

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

 

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Preserve America Community sign along the canal in Augusta, Georgia