|The Hindman Historic District meets Criterion A and is significant in the Area of Community Development. Its significance has been evaluated within the historic context, Community Development through Eastern Kentucky Mountain Educational Models, 1900-1960. The town gained local significance from the time it was deemed the seat of Knott County in 1884. The significance of the proposed district has been evaluated within the historic context where a number of the properties are associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history. Few Kentucky counties can match the education, literary, cultural, and political heritage found in and near Hindman. -- The Hindman Historic District meets Criterion C and is significant within the context of contributing to distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction. One of the main components that support this distinction is the sandstone construction found in Hindman. This is a locally-prominent material cut from the earth not far from where a building was erected. It is a distinct building tradition not readily found outside this region in Kentucky, and it contains a level of craftsmanship that was influenced by immigrant Italian stonemasons. This can also be analyzed as a particular regional vernacular. The proposed district recognizes the social and economic value as the County Seat. Its Period of Significance extends from c. 1903 to 1960.