There are two ways to display the National Register listings for each county without performing
a database search (think of these as the "browsing" approach):
Use Map: The county maps display the approximate location
of each National Register property. Hovering your mouse over a specific location
will display that property's name in the box at the top of the page; clicking
on a specific property will display that site's information (photograph,
description, and site significance). For areas in some counties where too
many properties are clustered closely together, we have designated "Multiple Property"
areas; clicking on those map locations will open a list of all properties in
that general area.
Browse List: These are complete listings (arranged alphabetically
by offical National Register property name) of all National Register sites
in a particular county. Click on the property name to display its information.
The National Register database can be searched using three categories:
Property Name. All or part of a property name can be searched,
but keep in mind that only the offical National Register property name is
searched. Using search criteria such as "church" or "archeological" will result in
fairly complete lists of some categories of sites. Searching by property
name without specifying a variable will produce the entire list of Maryland's
National Register sites.
Location. Properties can be search by location by using any
combination of three variables: street name, city/town, and/or county.
Keyword. The "Keyword Search" searches all words in the
capsule summaries contained in the National Register database. These capsule
summaries are derived from property descriptions and statements of significance
contained in the original National Register nomination forms.
Things to keep in mind when searching the National Register database:
The properties highlighted on the various tours represent just
a sampling of the National Register properties that may
relate to a particular tour topic, and are intended to provide a general
introduction to that topic. Click on any image in the gallery, or on the
Launch Tour button.
Keep in main that these tours are not necessarily exhaustive. For more in-depth investigation of a topic,
use the search tools. For example, for the topic "Civil War" you could perform a
keyword search on phrases such as "Civil War," "battlefield," "Confederate," etc.
The Maryland Historical Trust's National Register website was developed by Trust
staff in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Housing and
Community Development (and later Maryland Department of Planning) Information Technology staff:
Original Database Team: Maureen Kavanagh, Carmen Swann, and Jennifer Falkinburg
Data Development: Jennifer Cosham and Jennifer Chadwick-Moore
Website Programming: Carmen Swann
Original Website Design: Dennis C. Curry
2014 Website Design: Gregory J. Brown
2014 Database Team: Doug Lyford, Greg Schuster, and Debbie Czerwinski
Copyright © 2003-2015, Maryland Historical Trust
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administered by the Maryland State Highway Administration, supported data development for this project.