Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC)

The Rowan County Historic Landmarks Commission is a recommending body of seven members appointed by the Rowan County Board of Commissioners. The Purpose of the commission is to:

  1. enhance the environmental and aesthetic quality of neighborhoods, as well as the rural areas of the county; 
  2. strengthen the economic base by the stimulation of the tourist industry; and 
  3. establish and improve property values by generating an improved appearance in older, transitional areas.


Meetings are held in the Planning & Development Department conference room on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 PM. 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Board Minutes


Seven members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners. Members are appointed to three year terms. Generally meets monthly.

View Board Members

Case Files

September 2017: Agenda (PDF)
HLC-01-17; Neely School: Neely School Full Report (PDF)

February 2018: Agenda (PDF)
HLC-01-18; Griffith Sowers House: Griffith Sowers Report (PDF)

February 2019: Agenda (PDF)

Local Historic Landmarks Designation Reports