The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office statewide inventory contains information on almost 100 prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in Person County. The staff participated in the environmental review assessment of the Person County Airport expansion.
Person County has been covered by reconnaissance level survey work by the Historic Preservation Office staff.
A federal subgrant of $1,320 was awarded by the Historic Preservation Office in 1979 to assist the restoration of Waverly Plantation.
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
There are eight Person County listings in the National Register, including the Roxboro Commercial Historic District.
PRESERVATION TAX CREDITS
Three income-producing tax credit projects have been completed in Person County at a total construction investment of $179,900, including the Henry-Vernon House in Bushy Fork, the Holman-Gates House in Timberlake, and the Jesse Walker House near Roxboro; several additional projects are about to get underway in Roxboro. The Historic Preservation Office reviews and provides restoration technical services for all preservation tax credit projects.
The Historic Preservation Office staff conducted a workshop in Roxboro during 1994 on the preservation tax credits, and a second workshop on applying the Secretary of the Interiors for Rehabilitation in Roxboro in August, 1995.
The Historic Preservation Office has provided restoration technical services to several properties in Person County, including Oakland, the Noell House in the Mt. Tirzah community, the Hurdle Mills Union Grove Baptist Church, and the Holloway-Walker-Dollarhite House. The Historic Preservation Office has been working with the Uptown Roxboro Development Association to promote revitalization of the Roxboro Commercial Historic District.