Goals and Activities of the Fayette County Historic Preservation Commission
Make Fayette County a Destination Place
Develop a Civil War Memorial Safari walking/driving tour featuring Civil War statues and artifacts located in Fayette County
Research a glacial granite deposit used as a marker stone for the Neutral Territory located in Fremont Township. This stone was used as a boundary marker and the Northern survey point for the first and second Black Hawk purchases. Work to get this artifact on the National Register of Historic Places.See the story published by the Fayette County Union here.
Partner with Clayton County CLG to support the Turkey River Recreational Corridor and the River Bluffs Scenic Byway. This partnership will promote the history of the grist mills and beginning of electrical generation on the Turkey River.
Develop an inventory of historically significant buildings and objects. Meet with appointed delegation from every community in the county to establish a list of potential sites to be placed on the National Historic Register. Assist with the creation of historic districts.
Participate in training for commission officials in the area of survey, evaluation and inventory set-up.
Work with State of Iowa staff for identification and evaluation of properties.
Establish a property inventory and give file copies to the State Historical Society.
Apply for Certified Local Government grants.
Develop educational programs to inform the public about training workshops and historic properties in Fayette County through tours, pamphlets, programs and events at historic properties.
Identify partners to work with for historic preservation.
Chairperson Everett Rowland (563) 423-5154
Secretary Mary Belden (563) 578-8745
David Grant Tex Heyer Donald Mundt Donna Story Andrew Wenthe