At AsNotedIn we are building a database of notable entities. An entity may be something as large as a National Park or as small as a historic shack; it may be an incredible hotel, a terrific activity or a tasty treat. We won't necessarily be listing every item of interest, just entities of note.
Notable entities are sorted by 'Place' to create a convenient list to be use at each location. A 'Place' can be just about anything; it can be a city, town, neighborhood, district, or even an island; just as long as it is some place. Parts of cities that are better known by their 'Place' name may receive a separate listing, or maybe not. When we give a place a label, like city, town or village, these are not true legal definitions, just the impression we get of the size and what kind of services to expect.
Usually, near each entity is a citation on what makes it notable and by what authority; e.g.:
Rather Old Building, 100 Main Street
AsNotedIn: National Registry of Historic Places, National Park Service.
The above example lets you know that 'Rather Old Building' is notable because it is listed on 'National Registry of Historic Places' administered by the 'National Park Service' in the United States of America.
Citations by the 'Phantom' are entities placed by our AsNotedIn staff and cannot be accounted for! Referrals by 'Goblins' are by the children of the AsNotedIn staff and may actually be better than their parents' choices!
The lists created on AsnoteIn.com are a bit spartan, more like a shopping list than a typical travel website. Largely, this is true because we believe they are most useful in their simplest form; and because we have a very small staff. For the USA, much of the database is derived from the US National Registry of Historic Places which provides a wide selection of places to choose from. Right now, we only offer the ability to search by location but eventually we'll add short cuts to popular places and ways to set your own preferences, so you can narrow down the list.
Use the list as a guide to where to go, as something to be checked off or as a menu of sites to choose from. The lists are especially good for places not covered by traditional guide books. Maybe, it is just good enough that you know a place has ten historic buildings, but never intend to see anything in particular.
No one has provided us any incentive to place anything in the database; no payola here. What makes it into the database is completely up to the editorial staff. The banner ads are placed by Google.
We haven't been able to verify all the entries for accuracy (not that there isn't at least one person on our staff who would not want to check ever entry) but there are just too many entities for us to get to personally.
Keep in mind, most places we describe are privately owned and not open to the public. Please respect private property and privacy. When you explore, plan your best, use good judgment and be careful out there.