Over 170 prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in Greene County are documented in the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office's statewide inventory, including several associated with the Tuscarora War of the early eighteenth century.
A comprehensive architectural survey of Greene County began in 1994 and was completed in 1999. This has been a cooperative local-state project accomplished with grants and staff assistance from the Historic Preservation Office. A comprehensive survey of Snow Hill was conducted in 1998.
Preservation grants totaling $17,675 in federal funds and $70,000 in state grants have been directed toward a county architectural survey and survey publication.
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Four individual National Register of Historic Places listings in the county include the Titus W. Carr House and the Speight-Bynum House (both Walstonburg vicinity), and the Greene County Courthouse and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church (both in Snow Hill). The Snow Hill Historic District was listed in September 2000.
PRESERVATION TAX CREDITS
One residence is currently undergoing renovation to utilize the new state tax credit for non-income-producing historic structures. The Historic Preservation Office reviews and provides restoration technical services for all tax credit projects.
Technical assistance has been provided to several historic properties including the Dixon Plantation, the Robert Carr House, the Seth Speight House, the Benjamin Best House, St. James AME Zion Church, and the Coward-Dixon House.