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A National Heritage Area
National Heritage Area
is a site designated by United States
United States
and intended to encourage historic preservation of the area and an appreciation of the history and heritage of the site. There are currently 49 National Heritage Areas, some of which use variations of the title, such as National Heritage Corridor.[1] National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are not National Park Service
National Park Service
units or federally owned or managed land. NHAs are administered by state governments or non-profit organizations or other private corporations. The National Park Service
National Park Service
provides an advisory role and limited technical, planning and financial assistance. NHAs are created by Congress. Each area has its own authorizing legislation and a set of unique resources and goals. Areas considered for designation must have specific elements. First, the landscape must be a nationally unique natural, cultural, historic, or scenic resource. Second, when the related sites are linked, they must tell a unique story about the U.S.[2] The first NHA created, the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, located in Illinois, was signed into legislation by President Ronald Regan on August 21st 1984.

Contents

1 List of National Heritage Areas 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

List of National Heritage Areas[edit] There are 49 National Heritage Areas:

Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area—Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition, Illinois Arabia Mountain
Arabia Mountain
National Heritage Area— Arabia Mountain
Arabia Mountain
Heritage Area Alliance, Georgia Atchafalaya National Heritage Area—Louisiana Office of Tourism, Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Louisiana Augusta Canal
Augusta Canal
National Heritage Area— Augusta Canal
Augusta Canal
Authority, Georgia Baltimore National Heritage Area—City of Baltimore, Maryland Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Massachusetts/Rhode Island Blue Ridge National Heritage Area—Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership, North Carolina Cache La Poudre River
Cache La Poudre River
Corridor—Poudre Heritage Alliance, Colorado Cane River National Heritage Area—Cane River National Heritage Area Commission, Louisiana Champlain Valley National Heritage Area—Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership, New York/Vermont Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area—Crossroads of the American Revolution Association, New Jersey Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor—Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc., Pennsylvania Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor—Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, New York Essex National Heritage Area—Essex National Heritage Commission, Massachusetts Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area—Partnership Team, Kansas/Missouri Freedom's Way National Heritage Area, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Great Basin National Heritage Area—Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership, Nevada/Utah Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor—Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, Florida/Georgia/North Carolina/South Carolina Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area—Hudson River Valley Greenway, New York Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor—Canal Corridor Association, Illinois John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor—Blackstone River Valley Heritage Corridor Commission, Massachusetts/Rhode Island Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area—The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, Maryland/Pennsylvania/Virginia/West Virginia Kenai Mountains - Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area, Alaska Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area—Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, Pennsylvania Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area—Delta Council, Mississippi Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area—Office of Coastal Management and Planning, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Mississippi Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area—Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance, Mississippi Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area—Utah Heritage Highway 89 Alliance, Utah MotorCities National Heritage Area, Michigan Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area—University of North Alabama, Alabama National Aviation Heritage Area—Aviation Heritage Foundation, Inc., Ohio National Coal Heritage Area— National Coal Heritage Area Authority, West Virginia Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, New York Northern Plains National Heritage Area, North Dakota Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, New Mexico Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canal Way—Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, Ohio Oil Region National Heritage Area—Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism, Pennsylvania Path of Progress National Heritage Tour Route—Southwestern Pennsylvania Heritage Preservation Commission, Pennsylvania Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor—The Last Green Valley, Connecticut Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area—Steel Industry Heritage Corporation, Pennsylvania Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area—Sangre de Cristo NHA Steering Committee, Colorado Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area, Pennsylvania Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District—Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, Virginia Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area, Iowa South Carolina National Heritage Corridor—Heritage Tourism Development Office, South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, South Carolina South Park National Heritage Area—Tourism and Community Development Office, Park County, Colorado Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area—Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area—Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area, Inc., Connecticut/Massachusetts Wheeling National Heritage Area—Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation, West Virginia Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area—Riverfront Development Office, Arizona/California

See also[edit]

Hispanic Heritage Sites (U.S. National Park Service) African-American Heritage Sites (U.S. National Park Service) Native American Heritage Sites (U.S. National Park Service) Women's History Sites (U.S. National Park Service)

References[edit]

^ "National Heritage Areas Contact Information". National Park Service. November 2010.  (which serves as an official list of all 49 National Heritage Areas) ^ NPS FAQ

External links[edit]

National Park Service: Official National Heritage Areas website

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National Heritage Areas of the United States

Abraham Lincoln Arabia Mountain Atchafalaya Augusta Canal Aviation Heritage Baltimore Cache La Poudre Corridor Cane River Blackstone River Cache La Poudre Corridor Cane River Champlain Valley Coal Heritage Crossroads of the American Revolution Delaware and Lehigh Erie Canalway Essex Freedom's Frontier Freedom's Way Great Basin Gullah/Geechee Hudson River Valley llinois & Michigan Canal Journey Through Hallowed Ground Kenai Mountains - Turnagain Arm Lackawanna Heritage Valley Mississippi Delta Mississippi Gulf Coast Mississippi Hills Mormon Pioneer MotorCities Muscle Shoals Niagara Falls Northern Plains Northern Rio Grande Ohio & Erie Canalway Oil Region Path of Progress Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley Rivers of Steel Sangre de Cristo Schuylkill River Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Silos & Smokestacks South Carolina South Park Tennessee Civil War Upper Housatonic Valley Whee

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