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Mathews Court House named a historic district

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources State Review Board and Board of Historic Resources held their quarterly joint meeting in Mathews County earlier this month and approved an application to name Mathews Court House to the Virginia Landmarks Register as a historic district.

During the all-day meeting, which was held on June 15 at Mathews Memorial Library, the two boards also approved a number of other nominations for various properties and districts across the state before breaking into two separate bodies and continuing additional business.

Elizabeth Moore, chairman of the State Review Board, explained that the approved nominations will be sent to the U.S. Department of the Interior and go through a rigorous review process to determine whether they will also be named to the National Register of Historic Places. The process takes about two months.

Moore said further that designation as a historic district is honorary and carries no restrictions on the use of the properties ...

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