Va. No. 1 in new historic register listings

AP News
Posted: Dec 22, 2009 11:15 AM

Virginia added 30 districts and 74 properties to the National Register of Historic Places this year, more than any other state.

It is the fifth consecutive year in which Virginia ranked No. 1.

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said Virginia also ranked second in the nation for the number of individual properties listed on the register.

The new listings cover a broad range of Virginia's historic legacy and include places significant to its colonial, agricultural, and manufacturing past. They also include properties important to the state's Native American and African-American history.

Kaine noted that many of the recently listed properties are taking advantage of tax credit incentives to create residences, assisted living facilities, and commercial and retail spaces.