National Register Districts:

Dawson Street Residential

East End


Gordon Avenue

Paradise Park

Stevens Street

Thomasville Commercial

Tockwotton-Love Place

Local Historic Districts:

Dawson Street


Warren Avenue/ Love Street


Thomasville Commercial

Historic Districts


Thomasville has eight National Register districts and five locally designated historic districts. Properties in a National Register district are not subject to design review unless they are also located within a local district.  A Listing in the National Register of Historic Places honors a place by recognizing its significance and makes it eligible for federal tax benefits and grants. It does not provide any protections or restrictions on a property or district.


In 1987, Thomasville's Historic Preservation Ordinance was adopted to protect the unique historic fabric that defines the character of our community. Under the HP Ordinance, exterior alterations to properties located within local districts must be reviewed for  by the City's Historic Preservation Commission. The HPC determines whether or not to issue a Certificate of Appropriateness to allow the proposed changes using professionally-developed Design Guidelines. Upon issue of a COA, the property owner may then apply for a building permit to begin the project. The HPC does not regulate paint colors. Click below for links to the full Design Guidelines:


Residential Design Guidelines

Commercial Design Guidelines


For more information about Thomasville's Historic Preservation Ordinance, the HPC, and Local Districts, please contact Mollie Powell, City of Thomasville Zoning Administrator at 229-227-3306

or click here to visit the City's website.