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. 

Members & Minutes

Browse through the Historic Landmarks Commission member roster and meeting minutes.

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