Montevallo is fortunate to have a rich history that is nationally recognized. The city is home to four of Shelby County's six National Historic places or districts, including the University of Montevallo Historic District (renamed in 1990) and the McKibbon House on Boundary Street (added in 2001).
The National Register of Historic Places is maintained by the National Parks Service. The Register has nearly 79,000 listings, including "properties across the country that have been nominated by governments, organizations, and individuals because they are significant to the nation, to a state, or to a community."
This historic list can be searched at the National Register Information System homepage, which is freely available at the following address: http://www.nr.nps.gov/nrloc1.htm. The database can be searched broadly at a state level, or at a county or city level.