The Rowan County Historic Landmarks Commission is a recommending body of seven (7) members appointed by the Rowan County Board of Commissioners. The purpose of the commission is (1) to enhance the environmental and aesthetic quality of neighborhoods, as well as the rural areas of the county; (2) to strengthen the economic base by the stimulation of the tourist industry; and (3) to establish and improve property values by generating an improved appearance in older, transitional areas. Meetings are held in the Planning and Development Department conference room on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and are open to the public.

Have a landmark in mind? Please submit a completed Historic Landmark Application.

Current Members
Reid Walters - Chairman
Karen Lilly-Bowyer - Vice-Chairman
Butch Bivens -
Denise Foutz
Merry Lauder
Dawn Mason

Vacant Seat

Questions? Contact the Planning and Development Department (704) 216-8588 or refer to the Historic Landmarks Ordinance.