a word or two from bill
First, I would like to acknowledge that what follows would not have been possible without the great resources and terrific team at South Carolina Archives and History.
Several years ago, with a bit of time on my hands, I decided to photograph a few of our state's historic landmarks. Once I started, I could not stop. Ended up photographing ever last one of our state's accessible landmakrs, over 1000 of them for that matter! Those of you who might wish to visit or photograph even a handful, will be well served if you purchase and download my ebooks. I am not kidding! It took me thousands of miles and hundreds of hours to figure a way to make our landmarks more accessible, and I have. No more paper maps! No more guide books! No more wondering, "What's around me?" Download my eBooks, and hit the road, know how to get there, what you are looking at when you arrive, and where the next closest stop might be. Interested? Then click to amazon.
What, exactly, is an historic landmark?
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is a list of properties significant in our nation’s past, which is maintained in Washington, D.C., by the National Park Service. Properties are added to the list by nominations submitted by citizens nationwide through State Historic Preservation Offices. South Carolina has over 1,400 listings in the National Register. This includes over 170 historic districts. The National Register recognizes places that are important to our local, state, and national heritage and are worthy of preservation. It helps federal, state, and local governments identify those places that should be considered in planning and those whose preservation should be encouraged through economic incentives and technical assistance. Perhaps the most important result of National Register listing is the recognition that it brings. Private citizens and organizations and local governments can use this recognition to raise awareness and encourage historic preservation.
Safe travels! Bill