National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior

National Register of Historic Places Program

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.


Property Name Hindman Historic District
Reference Number 13000112
State Kentucky
County Knott
Town Hindman
Street Address Along Main Street (State Route 550) and State Route 160, Hindman, KY
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 3/27/2013
Areas of Significance Community Development
Link to full file
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.


Weekly List Search Page

Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria