[Tagging] [Talk-us] how to tag US townships?
osm at inbox.org
Sat Oct 23 02:08:42 BST 2010
On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Peter Budny <peterb at gatech.edu> wrote:
> Anthony <osm at inbox.org> writes:
>> What would be an example of a township that would be at admin_level=7?
>> I'm not saying you're wrong. I just couldn't come up with an example.
>> The townships that I've seen which overlap with cities/towns aren't
>> administrative areas, they just settlements.
> My bad, I didn't realize you wanted a specific example. Let me see if I
> can find one.
> It looks like Richmond, Indiana and Wayne Township are an example.
> According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Township_(United_States)#Civil_townships
> which cites the US Census document I linked earlier, Indiana has
> township governments that cover all of its area and population. Thus, I
> presume, Richmond is an incorporated city, but Wayne Township also
> retains its governance over the areas included in Richmond, putting
> Richmond under control of 5 governments (federal, state, county,
> township, and city/municipal).
Richmond is not part of any county. "Like all Virginia municipalities
incorporated as cities, it is an independent city and not part of any
As far as I can tell, it's not part of any township either, since all
the townships seem to be part of a county.
(I could be wrong, though. There are 16 townships in Indiana called
Wayne Township, and I didn't check them all.)
On the other hand, an example would be the town of Fowler, Indiana,
which is part of Center Township, which is part of Benton County.
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