The Washington County Historic Structure Survey Project Papers consist of survey forms, photocopies of selected photographs, and 9 computer discs containing an information database that was compiled between 1983 and 1986 during the Washington County Survey Project. Several types of important information for each building were recorded during the survey including historic name, common name, name and address of the current owner, date of construction, source of construction date, present and original uses of the structure, construction details, building plan, and architectural style.
In addition to these records, there are 186 survey forms, maps, and photocopies of newsclippings that were collected during a previous survey of Washington County buildings. The survey forms are arranged alphabetically by reference to where the geographic location appears on U. S. Geological Survey topographic quadrangle maps, then alphabetically by street/address name within the geographic location. The documents of the previous survey are located at the end of the collection and are arranged sequentially by survey number. This earlier survey documented many of the oldest homes and structures in Jonesborough, Johnson City, and Washington County such as the Chester Inn and DeVault Tavern.