Historic Preservation

Frederick County is committed to identifying and preserving the rich historic and cultural resources of the unincorporated areas of the county. Frederick County's landmarks and historic districts enhance the County's unique identity and quality of life.

Historic Highlights

Draft Historic Preservation Ordinance Open for Public Comment

The Frederick County Historic Preservation Commission 
is reviewing proposed changes to the
draft Historic Preservation Ordinance (Chapter 1-23)

Public comment is being accepted and can be emailed to historic@frederickcountymd.gov and during live commission meetings. 

The Historic Preservation Commission will also be discussing the draft at special workshops: 


October 16, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Winchester Hall, 1st Floor Hearing Room

October 23, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Winchester Hall, 1st Floor Hearing Room

Public Open Houses

October 26, 2023
6:00 pm
Register Here for Meeting Login Information.

October 30, 2023
1:00 pm
30 N. Market Street, Basement Conference Room

October 30, 2023
6:00 pm
30 N. Market Street, Basement Conference Room

Peace & Plenty Rural Historic District

The Peace & Plenty Rural Historic District is the first area within Maryland to be designated a rural historic district. 
Learn more about this program and the farmland it includes in this special presentation.

Jefferson Historic Story Map

Frederick County has a wealth of historic resources including pre-historic archeological sites, historic farmsteads, bridges, and rural villages. This page illustrates some of the historic resources found in the County and lists the properties that are designated to the County Register of Historic Places.

Click HERE to View the Jefferson Historic Story Map>>

Photo of Jefferson Street and Homes