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State Historic Preservation Plan

The State Historic Preservation Office has responsibility under the National Historic Preservation Act for developing, and revising as needed, a statewide historic preservation plan. The plan guides the work of the State Historic Preservation Office, but it also provides a vision for historic preservation in the state.

The current state plan is Preserving Our Past to Build a Healthy Future: A Historic Preservation Plan for South Carolina 2007-2015 (PDF, 5 MB).

Process to Revise the Plan

The SHPO is currently working to update and revise the state historic preservation plan. 

Updated timeline for key milestones:

Summer 2014:  Reviewed existing preservation plan

Fall 2014:  Gathered background information on preservation programs and demographics

Winter & Spring 2015: Gathered input from public through online survey

Summer 2015:  Analyzed survey data

Fall 2015: Prepared draft of preservation plan to be submitted to National Park Service (NPS)

Spring 2016: Incorporate comments from NPS into final plan

Summer 2016: Publish revised plan on SHPO website

If you have questions about the State Historic Preservation Plan contact Elizabeth Johnson, 803-896-6168.

For more information about state historic preservation planning check out the National Park Service website.