JULY 2004


DATASET NAME: [CountyName]_ResourceGrps


DATASET TYPE: ESRI Shapefile Format


DATASET EXTENT: One Florida County




GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This data set contains resource group locations and attributes as recorded at the Florida Master Site File (FMSF). Resource groups are historical districts, archaeological districts or building complexes. Individual resources contributing to the resource group are usually (but are not always) separately listed in the Florida Master Site File.



Projection: Geographic Coordinates

Units: Decimal Degrees

Datum: NAD27

Spheroid: Clarke 1866


COMPUTER HARDWARE USED: Microsoft Windows-based PCs and Servers.




DATA VERSION: July 2004: This data set updates and replaces all previous versions of the Florida Master Site File resource groups GIS data layer.


DATA CURRENCY: Data from the Florida Master Site File are continually updated. This data layer is only current as of the date of this document. Contact the Florida Master Site File for updated data layers.


DATA SOURCE: Source data were created by the Division of Historical Resources. The original location information is based on field reports, FMSF forms and National Register nomination forms which have been submitted to the Florida Master Site File by many and varied individuals, groups, institutions, and cultural resource firms. Submissions to the Site File are sometimes accepted from amateurs as well as professionals. The accuracy of submitted information cannot always be verified.


AUTOMATION METHOD: Resource group boundaries are digitized on-screen in ArcInfo 8.x using Scanned, georeferenced, 1:24,000 scale USGS quadrangles as the base maps.


ATTRIBUTE NOTES: Attributes values are derived from the FMSF database. The FMSF database and paper files may contain several forms (an original and updates) for an individual resource group. The attributes in this data layer may be derived from a single form or a composite of several forms.



Name Type Length


SITEID String 8

SITENAME String 40

RGTYPE String 4


CITY String 40


TOTALCR String 4

TIMESIG1 String 50

TIMESIG2 String 50

TIMESIG3 String 70

NARRATIVE String 254

HISTASSC1 String 50

HISTASSC2 String 50

HISTASSC3 String 50

HISTASSC4 String 50

HISTASSC5 String 50

HISTASSC6 String 50




SITEID: This is the official state site number assigned by the Florida Master Site File. The state site number is an eight character string containing a two character county code, a five character numeric code, and an optional single letter character suffix (suffix letter is generally used to indicate sites that are functionally or spatially related).

SITENAME: The site name as recorded at the Florida Master Site File. Usually the principal or best known name for a cultural resource. A site name of "NN" indicates no name has been designated for the site.

RGTYPE: This field indicates the type of resource group represented. There are four possible values:

Historical District - Buildings or structures, no archaeological sites

Archaeological District Archaeological sites only

Mixed District - Contains both archaeological sites and buildings or structures

FMSF Building Complex - Multiple buildings in close functional and spatial association

CATEGORY: This a coded value indicating the National Register of Historic Places category the resource group fits into. The possible values are:

BLDG Building(s)

DIST - District

OBJE - Object

SITE - Site

STRU - Structure

MRA - Multiple Resource Area

TG - Thematic Group

MPS - Multiple Property Submission

CITY: The city in which the resource group is located (or nearest city).

TOTALCR: The total number of cultural resources included in the resource group. For districts this number includes both contributing and non-contributing resources.

CONTRIBCR: For districts this indicates the number of contributing resources.

TIMESIG1 TIMESIG3: Time periods of significance. This is a date range for historic resources and an archaeological phase name with approximate date for prehistoric resources.

NARRATIVE: This is a summary narrative description of the resource group.

HISTASSC1 - HISTASSC6: Areas of historical significance. These are categories defined in "National Register Bulletin 15", p.8. Each resource group may have multiple areas of significance.

EVALUATION: The surveyor's summary of the significance of the resource group.

D_NRLISTED: Date that the resource was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The field is blank if the Site File database does not identify the resource as listed on the National Register.


WARNINGS TO THE USER: The locations of archaeological sites, historic structures, unmarked human burials, cemeteries, and other cultural features contained in this and other) Florida Master Site File data layers are for resource management, law enforcement, and research purposes only.



AL Alachua HA Hamilton OK Okaloosa

BA Baker HR Hardee OB Okeechobee

BY Bay HN Hendry OR Orange

BF Bradford HE Hernando OS Osceola

BR Brevard HG Highlands PB Palm Beach

BD Broward HI Hillsborough PA Pasco

CA Calhoun HO Holmes PI Pinellas

CH Charlotte IR Indian River PO Polk

CI Citrus JA Jackson PU Putnum

CL Clay JE Jefferson SJ St. Johns

CR Collier LF Lafayette SL St. Lucie

CO Columbia LA Lake SR Santa Rosa

DA Dade LL Lee SO Sarasota

DE DeSoto LE Leon SE Seminole

DI Dixie LV Levy SM Sumter

DU Duval LI Liberty SU Suwannee

ES Escambia MD Madison TA Taylor

FL Flagler MA Manatee UN Union

FR Franklin MR Marion VO Volusia

GD Gadsden MT Martin WA Wakulla

GI Gilchrist MO Monroe WL Walton

GL Glades NA Nassau WS Washington

GU Gulf



Name: Vincent Birdsong or Dr. Marion Smith

Florida Master Site File

Address: Bureau of Archaeological Research

R. A. Gray Building

500 South Bronough St.

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250

Phone: (850) 245-6440

Fax: (850) 245-6439

Email: General Site File:

GIS Supervisor:

Site File Supervisor:



Report prepared by Vincent S. Birdsong


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