Sense of Place is a fascinating concept. It has been studied in many different disciplines and from several different perspectives; including geography, phenomenology, and anthropology. Sense of Place is both universal and specific and yet, it is hard to define. In piecing together its history we find a term unique to each individual and yet it has the capacity to unify communities and landscapes. Could it be a unifying theme for sustainability? Perhaps, but first there needs to be more consensus on its meaning. This short history will hopefully begin to help build that consensus.