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National Register ADMIN January 9, 2012
In regards to posting limits, please limit your personal uploads to one photo per county.

Group Description

The National Register of Historic Places announces the County Challenge:

Did you know almost every county in the United States has at least one place listed in the National Register?

Following the inspirations of Marcfoto’s Massachusetts 351 Project, the National Register would like to inspire you to explore the National Register’s listings in your county.

The Challenge: take a photograph of a historical property and post it to this group. Together we will try and represent each county of each state that has a property listed; a snapshot of America’s historical properties and places. Remember, not all Register listings have decided to attach a plaque to their buildings – you may be surprised at the number of listings around you!

Through the NR database, do a search for a specific county and state, see what comes up! Please include the name of listing, county, and state in the description of the photograph.

Please keep in mind that the vast majority of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places are privately owned. Please respect privacy and all private property rights in your area.

Good Luck!

According to USGS there are 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the 50 States and the District of Columbia. They are categorized as follows:

3,007 entities named "County"
18 Boroughs in Alaska
11 Census Areas in Alaska (for areas not organized into Boroughs by the State)
64 Parishes in Louisiana
42 Independent Cities (1 in Maryland, 1 in Missouri, 1 in Nevada, and the remainder in Virginia)
1 District - the Federal District or District of Columbia.

This does not include Commonwealths and territories with what are generally county equivalents, which are as follows:

American Samoa: 7
Guam: 1
Marshall Islands: 33
Federated States of Micronesia: 4
Northern Marianas: 4
Palau: 17
Puerto Rico: 78
U.S. Minor Islands: 9
Virgin Islands: 3

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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