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Preservation | National Register Assistance


National Register of Historic Places

According to the Tennessee Historical Commission, the National Register of historic Places is the nation’s list of cultural resources considered worthy of preservation. In Tennessee, the staff of the Tennessee Historical Commission administers this program in coordination with the National Park Service. 


There are over 2,000 Tennessee entries on the National Register. Every county in the state has at least one entry. Types of properties listed in Tennessee include homes, businesses, schools, bridges, cemeteries, churches, boats, archaeological sites and historic districts. Listed properties have important history, architecture or archaeology.


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Adding a property to the National Register or updating an existing listing can be a somewhat intensive process. The Preservation Society of Nashville will assist local property owners with National Register nominations/applications.

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