West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office
Interactive Map Viewer

WV SHPO Map Viewer
CONSULTANTS: Please be advised SHPO is no longer requiring you to do a records search at our Charleston office. We are also no longer requiring that consultants append the User Research Records Form to technical reports. However, technical reports must indicate the date(s) on which our GIS Web App was accessed to conduct your background research.

If you need to schedule a records search, please contact our Section 106 Review & Compliance Archaeologist for Archaeology projects, or our Historian for Architecture projects. Please note, our office hours for records searches are 9:30am-Noon, 1:00pm-4:30pm Monday through Friday (closed for state and federal holidays). Copies are 25 cents per page. When possible, please provide at least 24 hour notice before scheduling a visit.

ERRORS: We are constantly updating our data to better serve you, if you notice any errors, or missing PDFs please help us by contacting our GIS Coordinator. Please include the Site ID of the resource you are reporting in your correspondence.

ATTENTION: 02/13 - We are pleased to announce the release of our new Map Viewer! With this update you will find an updated look, additional functionality and information, as well as increased spatial accuracy of our Cultural Resources. If you have any questions please contact our GIS Coordinator.
The public map viewer layers are free to access and available to anyone.
Click to Access Public Map
Click for the Old Version
Restricted Data:
Access to archaeological site and survey data, as well as Civil War and Cemetery data will be granted to professional archaeologist who meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. To apply for access, please complete the following steps:
  • Download and complete the User Agreement and Registration Form from the “Forms” section in the left sidebar. E-mail completed forms and a copy of your CV to our Senior Archaeologist
  • Click the “Apply” button below to create your username and password.
  • BOTH of these steps MUST be completed BEFORE access can be granted to our restricted data.
Submitting an application for the restricted data does not guarantee access will be granted. Minimum qualifications MUST be met! You will receive an e-mail from our office if your application is approved.


The activity that is the subject of this website has been financed with Federal funds from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The program receives Federal funds from the National Park Service. Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental Federally Assisted Programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of federal assistance should write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240.