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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bartlett, Blount County, Collierville, Columbia, Franklin, Jonesborough, Oak Ridge, Orange 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
Barre, Bennington, Bradford, Brandon, Brattleboro, Burlington, Middlebury, Montpelier, Morristown, Poultney, Richford, Rockingham, Rutland, St. Albans, St. Johnsbury, Vergennes, White River Junction, Windsor, Winooski
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
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