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Stafford commissioner receives nomination letter
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Re: Martin Cemetery—U.S 50 1 1/4 mile west of U.S. 281, St. John, Stafford County

Dear Commissioner Clayton Grimmett.
We are pleased to inform you that the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review has approved the nomination of the Martin Cemetery to the National Register of Historic Places.
The nomination will be forwarded to the office of the Keeper of the National Register in Washington, D.C. where it will be evaluated by their professional staff. If they concur with the findings of the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review, the property will be included in the National Register of Historic Places. We will notify you of their decision at the earliest opportunity and provide you a copy of the nomination.
We are also pleased to inform you that this property is now listed in the Register of Historic Kansas Places, the state register. Such listing qualifies the property for certain state-funded financial incentives. The Kansas: Rehabilitation Tax Credit is available for the rehabilitation of buildings listed in the register. Register listing also qualifies contributing properties within a historic district for the Heritage Trust Fund grant program. More information about these programs is available on our website: www.kshsorg/15605. Contact the State Historic Preservation Office at 785-272-8681 ext. 240 for application and more information.
Listing of this property will provide recognition of the community’s historic importance and assures protective review of federal projects that might adversely affect the character of the historic property. This property is now subject to review under the Kansas Historic Preservation Act (K.S.A. 75-2715 through 75-2725). For more information about state and federal preservation law, please visit
our website at Contact your local permitting authority to learn of any applicable local preservation ordinances.
Thank you for your interest in our state’s historic resources. If you have any questions concerning this nomination, please contact Amanda Loughlin at (785) 272-8681 ext. 216 or email at We invite you to join us on Facehook at and follow us on Twitter at or using the handle @kansashistory.

Patrick Zollner
Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer