National Register of Historic Places
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The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the
The passage of the
For most of its history the National Register has been administered by the
Occasionally, historic sites outside the country proper, but associated with the United States (such as the
On October 15, 1966, the Historic Preservation Act created the National Register of Historic Places and the corresponding
To administer the newly created National Register of Historic Places, the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior, with director
The first official
A few years later in 1979, the NPS history programs affiliated with both the
In February 1983, the two assistant directorates were merged to promote efficiency and recognize the interdependency of their programs. Jerry L. Rogers was selected to direct this newly merged associate directorate. He was described as a skilled administrator, who was sensitive to the need for the NPS to work with SHPOs, academia, and local governments.
Although not described in detail in the 1966 act, SHPOs eventually became integral to the process of listing properties on the National Register. The 1980 amendments of the 1966 law further defined the responsibilities of SHPOs concerning the National Register. Several 1992 amendments of the NHPA added a category to the National Register, known as Traditional Cultural Properties: those properties associated with Native American or Hawaiian groups.
The National Register of Historic Places has grown considerably from its legislative origins in 1966. In 1986, citizens and groups nominated 3,623 separate properties, sites, and districts for inclusion on the National Register, a total of 75,000 separate properties. Of the more than one million properties on the National Register, 80,000 are listed individually. Others are listed as