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    Historical Commission

    ddempsey@jeffco.us
    303-271-8734

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Contact Us

    100 Jefferson County Parkway
    Suite 3550
    Admin and Courts Facility
    Golden, CO 80419

  • Historical Commission Programs 
    Jefferson County Historical Commission 

    National Register of Historical Places

    The following sites in Jefferson County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Jefferson County Historical Commission’s annual Hall of Fame ceremony acknowledges these designations.

    2013 - James H. Baugh House Adobe PDF Icon
    2013 - Staunton State Park Adobe PDF Icon
    2013 - Fruitdale School Adobe PDF Icon
    2012 - Golden Cemetery Adobe PDF Icon
    2009 - Brook Forest Inn Adobe PDF Icon
    2009 - Rockland Memorial Community Church and Cemetery  Adobe PDF Icon 

    Landmark Designation Program

    The Jefferson County Historical Commission is accepting nominations for the Landmark Designation Program. This is a voluntary program that encourages County residents to nominate, with the property owner’s consent, significant a historic site, structures and/or a district for Jefferson County Landmark status. The purpose of the Landmark Program is to enhance the County’s historical awareness by designating those historic sites, structures and districts which exhibit exceptional cultural and/or architectural and significance as a County Landmark property.

    The Landmark Program is organized and administered by the Jefferson County Historical Commission and the Landmark Designation Committee. The Landmark Designation Committee (LDC) is charged with reviewing the applicant’s completed Landmark Nomination Form to determine if the historic site, structure or district is potentially eligible for designation. Once the application is reviewed by the LDC, LDC’s recommendation will referred to JCHC for final determination.

    Those historic properties nominated as a Jefferson County Landmark are recognized with a Certificate of Designation at the County’s annual Hall of Fame Awards Program which usually occurs in the fall. The nominated Landmark property owner is also eligible to participate in the Landmark Plaque Program.

    Recognized Landmarks in Jefferson County Adobe PDF Icon
    Landmarks Program Guidelines Adobe PDF Icon
    Landmark Designation Application Form Adobe PDF Icon
    Landmark Designation Owner Consent Form
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    Hall of Fame Ceremony and Honorees

    The annual Hall of Fame Ceremony is a public event at which two new designees to the Jefferson County Hall of Fame are announced and historic sites placed on the National Register of Historic Places and the State Register of Historic Sites are recognized. Finally, historic properties designated through the newly created County Historic Landmark Program are recognized with a Certificate of Designation.

    Each year since 1979 two individuals significant in county history or in the preservation of county history, one living and one deceased, have been named to the Hall of Fame. Their portraits are on display in the County Administration Building.

    The public is encouraged to submit nominations of individuals to the Hall of Fame. Nomination forms usually are due around the first of May each year. 

    Hall of Fame Ceremony and Honorees  Adobe PDF Icon
    Hall of Fame Nomination Form Adobe PDF Icon

    State Historical Fund Grants For Historic Preservation

    The State of Colorado provides grant funding from the State Historical Fund for qualifying historic preservation projects.

    More information about Grant Funding  Adobe PDF Icon

    Jefferson County Place Names Directory

    This database contains historical information about named sites in Jefferson County, including buildings, roads, ditches, mountains, streams, and other natural and man-made sites and features.

    Go to the Jefferson County Place Names Directory page