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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.)


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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 khc-sitedata@ky.gov 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 khc-sitedata@ky.gov and copy the Survey Coordinator. ​

Matt Yagle
Survey Coordinator
502-892-3618

Karen Stevens
Data Coordinator
502-892-3621


For questions about survey related to National Register listing:

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


GROUP SURVEY FORM


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

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


GROUP EXAMPLES

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