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In September, 2003, the Historic Preservation Committee adopted a definition of a "historic resource," which reads as follows:

Following the definition established by the National Register of Historic Places, a "historic resource" in Albemarle County is one with architectural, engineering, archaeological, or cultural remains present in districts, sites, buildings, or structures that possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling and association. Each site should be associated with one or more of the following historical or cultural themes:

  • Those that are associated with the events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of history
  • Those that are associated with the lives of persons significant in our past 
  • Those that embody the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction, or that represent the work of a master, or that possess high artistic values; or that represent a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction
  • Those that have yielded, or may be likely to yield, information important to prehistory or history.