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Historic Architectural Survey Fieldwork in June

Jun 06, 2023

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Surveyors conducting an architectural survey of historic buildings and landscapes in Cumberland County will be working in the Ramsey Street area and northeastern parts of the County beginning June 6.

After surveying in the Ramsey Street area and northeastern parts of the County, the surveyors will focus on the Grays Creek area in southern Cumberland County. The surveyors will be in marked vehicles.

The surveyors are working with the cultural resources consulting firm JMT Inc., which is conducting the survey on behalf of Cumberland County to intensively document historic buildings and landscapes within the county from the early 19th century through the 1970s.

The County received a $90,000 grant through the Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund (ESHPF) administered by the National Park Service, for hurricanes Florence and Michael. The survey is being conducted within the unincorporated jurisdiction of Cumberland County and the towns of Godwin, Falcon, Wade, Linden, Stedman, Spring Lake and Eastover. The City of Fayetteville, Fort Bragg and Hope Mills are not included in the survey because they already have their own independent studies.

Data gathered from the survey will assist the County in planning for the preservation of its historic resources in the future. The project is expected to be completed by August 2024.

For more information about the survey, contact Trey Smith, Comprehensive Planning Manager for Cumberland County, at rsmith@cumberlandcountync.gov or 910-678-7629 or Carolyn Gimbal of JMT, Inc. at 984-269-4934 or cgimbal@jmt.com.