Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Sun Jan 25 11:16:46 UTC 2009

I see no problem with the definitional hedging offered at the White
House site.

This book, "The Government of the United States," by William Bennett
Munro, 1919, has what I believe to be an excellent and still relevant
summary of the complications of defining small geographic areas in the

This one, too: "Local Government in Counties, Towns and Villages" by
John Archibald Fairlie, 1920.

Grant Barrett
gbarrett at

On Jan 24, 2009, at 19:54, Dan Goodman wrote:

> "In some states, counties are divided into townships."
> I sent a message, pointing out that in New England and in New York
> State, these are called towns.
> A bit of googling shows that Wisconsin seems to use both terms.
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