Established in 1977, the Alamance County Historic Properties Commission is an 11-member advisory board that deals with the active preservation and designation of Alamance County’s historic sites.

The Commission works with several local municipalities such as Mebane, Haw River, Village of Alamance, and Ossipee to aid the identification and designation of local historic landmarks. The Commission is also responsible for the review of applications for Certificates of Appropriateness related to any exterior changes of local historic landmarks.  See more information about programs and past projects using the links on the menu to the right.

The Historic Properties Commission has an extensive inventory of buildings, structures, sites, and areas of historical, pre-historical, architectural, and archaeological significance in the county.  This inventory was initially completed in 1980 with a significant update in 2002, and includes over 700 sites. The inventory is used as a guide for the identification, assessment, and designation of historic landmarks.

View information about the surveyed properties in the Architectural Inventory.

The location of historic sites can be viewed on the county GIS map at this link: Alamance County GIS. Once the map opens, in the layers menu on the right-hand side, expand the “Admin” menu and check the box next to “Historic Sites” to view the site names and file numbers.  The inventory files are available for viewing in the Planning Department.

Historic Properties Commission Ordinance

Historic Properties Commission By-laws


John Braxton, Newlin
Rodney Cheek, Newlin (Vice Chair)
Jimmy Ray Cobb, Jr., Pleasant Grove
Bryan Dalton, Patterson
Martha Friddle, Albright (Chair)
Jane Iseley, Morton
David Mickey, Newlin
Gale Pettiford, Pleasant Grove
Laurie Smith, Patterson
Jennifer Talley, Graham

Meeting Schedule

The Historic Properties Commission meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM. All meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held in the Conference Room in the Alamance County Office Annex at 217 College Street in Graham. If there are any changes to this meeting schedule, notice shall be provided in accordance to N.C.G.S. 143-318.12(b) (2).  Applications to the HPC are due two weeks in advance of the meeting.

HPC meeting agendas and minutes for the current and prior calendar years are available online using the links in the table below. Prior meeting records are available in the Planning Department office, or can be provided upon request.

2014 Meetings
 Meeting Date  Agenda   Minutes   Application Deadline 
 January 14, 2014  Agenda Packet  Approved Minutes  December 31, 2013
 February 11, 2014  Agenda Packet  Approved Minutes  January 28, 2014
 March 11, 2014  Agenda Packet  Approved Minutes  February 25, 2014
 April 8, 2014  Agenda Packet  March 25, 2014
 May 13, 2014  April 29, 2014
 June 10, 2014  May 27, 2014
 July 8, 2014  June 24, 2014
 August 12, 2014  July 29, 2014
 September 9, 2014  Agenda Packet  August 26, 2014
 October 14, 2014  September 30, 2014
 November 11, 2014  October 28, 2014
 December 9, 2014  November 29, 2014
2013 Meetings
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
 January 8, 2013  Agenda Packet  Approved Minutes
 February 21, 2013  Agenda Packet  Approved Minutes
 March 19, 2013  Agenda Packet  Approved Minutes
 April 16, 2013  Agenda Packet  Approved Minutes
 May 21, 2013  No meeting
 June 18, 2013  No meeting
 July 16, 2013  No meeting
 August 20, 2013  No meeting
 September 17, 2013  Agenda Packet  Approved Minutes
 October 15, 2013  No meeting
 November 19, 2013  Agenda Packet  Approved Minutes
 December 17, 2013  Agenda Packet  Approved Minutes


Contact Planning staff with any questions about the Historic Properties Commission or to submit application materials. Phone: 336-570-4053, E-mail: