Updated October, 2011.
Ashley County has 26 listings on the National Register of Historic Places, the official national list of historically significant properties. The listings range from commercial structures to private residences. And, during the months from the summer, 2002, until January, 2003, one structure has been lost and another added.
The National Register of Historic Places is the Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources. Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. For more information on how to get a property listed in the National Register, visit http://www.arkansaspreservation.org/historic-properties/national-register/faq.asp or e-mail to mailto:email@example.com
Included among the nearly 73,000 listings that make up the National Register are all historic areas in the National Park System; over 2,300 National Historic Landmarks, which have been designated by the Secretary of the Interior because of their importance to all Americans; and properties across the country that have been nominated by governments, organizations, and individuals because they are significant to the nation, to a state, or to a community.
National Register properties are distinguished by having been documented and evaluated according to uniform standards. These criteria recognize the accomplishments of all peoples who have contributed to the history and heritage of the United States and are designed to help state and local governments, Federal agencies, and others identify important historic and archeological properties worthy of preservation and of consideration in planning and development decisions.
Below are listed links to each of the National Register listings in Ashley County. The text of each contains a photograph and information on the structures, along with complete descriptions of the properties and why they are historically significant. The information was largely taken from the nomination forms for the National Register listings.
Ashley County's listings include, by town,include