Survey & Documentation

Site Plan, Townhouses, Cherokee Village, Sharp County)

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's survey historians travel the state seeking historically significant properties. These surveys are often conducted within the guidelines of historic contexts, which include chronological, geographic, and thematic elements. Past surveys, for example, have been linked to minority activity between 1870 and 1930 in the seven counties bordering the Mississippi River in the Arkansas Delta. Another focuses on roadside architecture and attractions dating from 1910 through 1965.

Survey staff members photograph and record the physical characteristics of historic and prehistoric sites around the state. The information they gather is filed in the AHPP office and entered into a computer database for future research, planning and analysis needs.

Learn more about the AHPP's survey priorities.