[Talk-us] [Tagging] how to tag US townships?

Bill Ricker bill.n1vux at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 14:15:30 BST 2010

Maine still has unincorporated cartesian townships with names like
"Township 7 Range 4".
This is timber country with few permanent settlements.
 A few have recieved names, likely by incorporation (idk).

iirc, in Maine the legal difference between "town" and "city" is as in
Mass from which it separated, based on whether the incorporated
community was most recently chartered to have a primary executive
branch (Mayor etc) or not (Town Meeting and standing commitees). Mass
has some "Towns" with (elective, no longer universal membership) Town
Meetings of larger population than some "Cities" with Mayor and/or
City Manager plus Council.

(Universal membership town meeting was a blast when i was 18 in Maine,
straight out of Norman Rockwell's Freedom series.)

Mass also had one county disincorporated in bankruptcy. Some towns
have at least threatened to do likewise, dumping all responsibility on
enclosing jurisdiction.

On 10/21/10, Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> wrote:
> Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> writes:
>> Read the link you provided: "In the remaining nine town or township
>> states (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota,
>> Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Wisconsin), there is no
>> geographic overlapping of these two kinds of units." (In Wisconsin and
>> the New England states they're called towns.)
> In Mass cities and towns are the same thing for this discussion.  (And I
> agree they don't overlap.)

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