Inventories

Over the past 25 years, the Linn County Historic Preservation Commission has utilized CLG-grant funds to inventory Linn County properties for their historic integrity. These inventories determine whether a property is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Comprehensive Planning Project

In 1991, the Linn County Historic Preservation Commission (LCHPC) initiated a multi-year preservation planning project, a prioritized approach to the protection and preservation of cultural resources in Linn County. The Comprehensive Planning Project was completed in 1992 and has guided all future investigations of the archaeological and architectural historic resources located within the County. The ultimate research goal of the preservation planning project is to better understand the County’s historical development and the identification of significant properties representative of, and associated with, this development. The goal of the LCHPC is to use the survey data in order to better manage, protect and preserve the significant cultural resources of Linn County. 

View the project in its entirety.

Linn County Historic Inventories and Surveys

The Linn County inventories and surveys are done by subsection. View the subsection map.

Historic Surveys and Inventories

Subsection Year Completed
Subsection E 1993
Subsection C & Q 1994
Subsection B 1995
Subsection P 1996
Early Settlement Era 1998
Subsection J, N & O 2003
Subsection F, G & H  2006
Subsection F, G, H, J, N & O 2008
Subsection I & M - Part I and Part II 2011
Subsection D, L & R - Part I and Part II 2013
Subsection A, K & S 2016

Inventory of County-Owned Historic Sites and Properties

Linn County owns a variety of archaeological and architectural sites and properties, some of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2010, the Inventory of County-Owned Historic Sites and Properties was completed.