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Virginia's Historic Legacy

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By Kate Sheehy

Virginia added 30 districts and 74 properties to the National Register of Historic Places this year, more than any other state. It's the fifth year in a row that Virginia has ranked first.

Governor Tim Kaine said Virginia also ranked second in the nation for the number of individual properties listed on the register.

The new listings cover the expanse of Virginia's historic legacy and include places significant to its colonial, agricultural, and manufacturing past. They also include properties important to the state's Native American and African-American history.

Kaine said many of the recently listed properties are using tax credit incentives to create residences, assisted living facilities, and commercial and retail spaces.

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