Randolph County Cultural Heritage Sites

The designation of a local Cultural Heritage Site is a recognition  program unique to the Randolph County Historic Landmark Preservation Commission.  It is designed to increase public appreciation and awareness of the special heritage and history of Randolph County.  Cultural Heritage Sites are locations of local significance.  This can include sites and open spaces that are works of man or the combined works of nature and man, including parks and landscapes, locations of mills and bridges, and archaeological sites which are of local historic value to the local community.  Cultural Heritage Sites can also include natural features, including geological and biological formations,  which can form an irreplaceable part of the local environment.  By regarding Cultural Heritage Sites as both man made and natural, this will remind us of the ways in which people interact with nature, and of the fundamental need to preserve the balance between the two.

Cultural Heritage Sites are classified on this website under the following specific categories:  Building, Structure, Object, Site, and Monuments.

The categories are:

Building A “building,” is created principally to shelter any form of human activity. (i.e.: house, barn, hotel, church, school, theater, stable)  Click here

Structure - The term "structure" is used to distinguish from buildings constructions made usually for purposes other than creating human shelter (i.e.: tunnel, bridge, highway, silo)  Click here

Object - The term "object" is used to distinguish from buildings and structures those constructions that are primarily artistic in nature. Although it may be, by nature or design, movable, an object is associated with a specific setting or environment. (i.e.: sculpture, fountain, monument)  Click here

Site - A site is the location of a significant event, a prehistoric or historic occupation or activity, or a building or structure, whether standing, ruined, or vanished, where the location itself possesses historic, cultural, or archeological value regardless of the value of any existing structure. (i.e.: geological and biological formations, archaeological, old mill or bridge locations)  Click here

Monument -  Structures of an archeological nature, and/or private cemeteries at least 100 years old containing the graves of those who lived  during the War of Regulation (1768-1771); the American Revolutionary War; and/or Civil War.  Special note will be taken of those who were active participants in these historic events.  Click here