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Kentucky Historic Resources Survey

​​​​​The Kentucky Historic Resources Survey has actively documented historic places across the Commonwealth for more than 50 years. Historic resources are surveyed through fieldwork and research, then this information is cataloged in the Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory (KHRI) database, which currently encompasses more than 100,000 surveyed buildings, sites, and other structures. The process is designed to answer the questions "What historic sites exist and where are they?" 

If you are in search of reference material, a survey form or general guidance on acquiring background information for your local history project, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

(​In Kentucky, the archaeological survey database is maintained by the Office of State Archaeology.)


Through the online document storage/sharing platform Box, the Kentucky Heritage Council's E-Library is now available providing greater accessibility to the public. By moving the E-Library to an online platform the public will be able to conduct their own document search, eliminating wait time for requested documents, and allow the user to conveniently navigate and search freely at their own pace. Available through the Box/E-Library subscription is access to Cultural-Historic Reports, Survey Forms, National Register Nominations and other useful documents used for background research. Please see the rates below. 
The E-Library subscription is offered at three levels, which can be paid for through the E-Library Subscription Portal. Please allow up to 48 hours for staff to grant users access to Box. 
  1. $50/week 
  2. $200/month  
  3. $2,000/year 
Access to these documents can also be obtained for FREE via the on-site kiosk here at the Kentucky Heritage Council at 410 High Street, Frankfort. To use the free, in-person kiosk, schedule an appointment through our booking site. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. 
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​Survey Number Request and Instruction

Historic resource site numbers are assigned by the Kentucky Heritage Council's Survey Coordinator. To obtain a site number or sequence for work you are doing, please email the following information:

  1. A completed Survey Number Request Form. For projects that include two or more counties, please fill out a form for each county. 
  2. A site map showing the field site properties on an aerial map. Maps in the form of KMZ or shapefiles are preferred.

For questions:

Please email and copy the Survey Coordinator. ​

Matt Yagle
Survey Coordinator

Karen Stevens
Data Coordinator

For questions about survey related to National Register listing:

Marty Perry
National Register Program Coordinator
(502) 892-3609​


​​​​​INDIVIDUAL SURVEY FORM​​​ ​​​ ​ ​​​


See a completed survey form for Hay & Sparks Cemetery "Little" Grave Houses


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