Historic Context Statements

Historic context statements provide important information and resources for preservationists, historians, planners, and the general public about topically related historic resources. Context Reports include sections on a broad history of the topic for a particular time period; a framework for the identification of historic resource types and themes within the historical topic that contextualizes properties within the state’s broader history; and guidance on how to evaluate resources for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. All historic context statements that have been reviewed by the HPD and conform to programmatic requirements have been added to the official collection and can be accessed at the HPD library. Some are available digitally below:


African American Resources


Farms, barns, outbuildings, and agricultural landscapes



Downtown Development

Community Planning


LGBTQ+ History



  • Georgia's Railroads: Historic Context and Statewide Survey (1833-2015)

Women’s History