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  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Administrative counties were a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government from 1889 to 1974.
When a county borough expanded into territory of a county that was not the one it came from, maps often showed this as an increase in size of the county the county borough was associated with.
In 1974 the administrative counties were abolished by the Local Government Act 1972 and replaced with the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England.
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  County - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The county remains one of the oldest levels of government in China and significantly predates the establishment of provinces in the Ming dynasty.
The county of Oslo is equivalent to the municipality of Oslo.
At the county level there is a county administrative board led by a governor appointed by the central government of Sweden, as well as an elected county council that handles a separate set of issues, notably hospitals and public transportation.
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/County   (2381 words)

 Traditional counties of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After local government reform in the late 19th century, the traditional counties are no longer in general use for official geographic purposes (in favour of ceremonial counties or administrative counties), but the system in use is partially based on them, and the postal counties often followed them.
The ceremonial counties used for Lord-Lieutenancy were changed from a set directly based on the ancient and geographic ones (with exceptions such as the City and Counties of Bristol and London) to an approximation of them based on the administrative counties and the county boroughs.
These counties are the ones usually shown on maps of the early to mid 20th century, and largely displaced the traditional counties in such uses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Traditional_counties_of_England   (2564 words)

 Counties of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
For political purposes, these covered newly established areas known as 'administrative counties', which included such entities as the County of London, covering parts of historic Kent, Middlesex and Surrey, and the historic counties were not formally abolished.
The administrative counties did not cover the independent county boroughs; and many historic counties were covered by two (Suffolk, Sussex, Northamptonshire, Hampshire, Cambridgeshire) or three (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire) administrative counties.
Of these, 34 are 'shire counties' with county councils and district councils, and 40 are unitary authorities.
www.lighthousepoint.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Counties_of_England   (597 words)

 Subdivisions of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Non-unitary authorities are administrative counties with a two-tier structure, consisting of a county council and a number of district councils.
They are defined either as administrative counties consisting of a single district, or districts of a county (such as Berkshire or the metropolitan counties) that has no county council.
It is ordered according to legal definition: counties with county and district councils; the three types of unitary authorities: counties with a single council, metropolitan districts and non-metropolitan districts; and London boroughs.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Subdivisions_of_England   (925 words)

 Local Government Act 1972 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Its pattern of two-tier administrative county and district councils remains in use today in large parts of England, although it was replaced with unitary authorities in many areas in the 1990s.
For example, the area that was to become the seven boroughs of the metropolitan county of West Midlands, local government was split between four administrative counties (Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire), and eight county boroughs (Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Walsall, Warley, West Bromwich, and Wolverhampton).
In England, the county councils of the metropolitan counties (and the Greater London Council) were abolished in 1986 by Margaret Thatcher's government, effectively re-establishing county borough status for the metropolitan boroughs.
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 Ceremonial counties of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to administrative counties of England.
After the 1888 establishment of county councils and county boroughs, the Lieutenancy was reformed from its earlier basis (based in large part on the traditional counties, although there were differences, as for example Bristol had had a Lord-Lieutenant for centuries).
It is worthy of note that Cornwall is the only 'county' in which there exists a large minority who claim that Cornwall is quite incorrectly considered a ceremonial county of England and should instead be referred to as a Duchy and one of the home nations of the UK (see the constitutional status of Cornwall).
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Ceremonial_counties_of_England   (635 words)

 Traditional counties of England information - Search.com
After local government reform in the late 19th century these counties were no longer in general use for official geographical purposes (in favour of ceremonial counties or administrative counties), although these systems were largely based on the ancient boundaries and the postal counties often follow them.
Counties named after towns were often legally known as the "County of" followed by the name of the town — Yorkshire would be referred to as "County of York".
The traditional counties have (even if the 1844 changes be accepted) many anomalies, and many small exclaves, where a parcel of land would be politically part of one county despite not being physically connected to the rest of the county.
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 Counties of England information - Search.com
The Counties of England are territorial divisions of England for the purposes of administrative, political and geographical demarcation.
The term "counties of England" does not, therefore, refer to a unique canonical set of names or boundaries; in formal use, the type of county relevant to the specific task and period is explicitly stated e.g.
Some of the counties established by the Act were entirely new, such as Avon, Cleveland, Cumbria, Hereford and Worcester, and Humberside, along with the new metropolitan counties of Greater Manchester, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, West Midlands, and West Yorkshire.
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 Colorado Counties, Inc. - Colorado Counties
Consequently county government in Colorado is responsible for performing functions in all areas of the county, both urban and rural.
The county assessor is responsible for valuing real and personal property with the highest standards of professionalism, using the broadest application of proper appraisal methods, techniques and standards available, in order to assure statewide equalization in the valuation of real and personal property.
The county sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer of the county, responsible for maintaining the peace and enforcing state criminal laws.
www.ccionline.org /counties.htm   (955 words)

 British Counties, Parish, etc. for Genealogists
Although the word county is derived from the Norman French comté, the boundaries of Norman counties corresponded in most respects with those of the Saxon shires of the immediate pre-Norman period.
The counties of the west midlands were formed by the king of Wessex after he invaded the area which had been the kingdom of Mercia.
A county borough functioned as a separate unit, independently of the county in which it was geographically situated.
homepages.nildram.co.uk /~jimella/counties.htm   (4875 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
An administrative county was an administrative area in the UK and Ireland used for the purposes of local government.
Though strictly inaccurate, these are often called 'administrative counties' to distinguish them from both the traditional counties, and the ceremonial counties.
The areas of the former administrative counties (and county boroughs) remain in use for Lieutenancy purposes, being defined as the areas used "for local government purposes immediately before 1st October 1973, subject to any subsequent definition of their boundaries...".
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 Articles - Administrative counties of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Excluded from administrative counties were the county boroughs, which were what today are known as unitary authorities.
When a county borough expanded into territory of a county that wasn't the one it came from, maps often showed this as an increase in size of the county the county borough was associated with.
In 1974 the administrative counties were abolished by the Local Government Act 1972 and replaced with the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England.
www.gaple.com /articles/Administrative_counties_of_England   (725 words)

 England — FactMonster.com
Herefordshire, the Isle of Wight, Rutland have abandoned the two-tier county council–district council structure for a single-tier unitary council.
The counties of Avon, Berkshire, Cleveland, and Humberside have been dissolved into smaller unitary authorities; these and other areas that were administratively part of the remaining counties are now independent local governing authorities.
Some ancient counties (Sussex and Yorkshire) have been divided into separate counties or counties and districts, while others (Berkshire, Cumberland, Huntingdonshire, Middlesex, and Westmorland) have seen their names disappear entirely from among the administrative counties.
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 Changing Shape of Ontario: Early Districts and Counties
Click here for a table listing the Pre-1850 counties, their years of creation, the counties from which they were separated and the pre-1849 districts of which they were a part.
For example, while Lincoln and Welland Counties amalgamated to form the Regional Municipality of Niagara, their separate courts continued to exist as the Niagara North and Niagara South Judicial Districts (for Lincoln and Welland respectively).
Until May 1980, the York Judicial District continued to encompass the original York County stretching from Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, despite the lower third of the county becoming the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto in 1953 and the remaining territory becoming the Regional Municipality of York in January 1971.
www.archives.gov.on.ca /english/exhibits/maps/districts.htm   (756 words)

 History of the counties
A county palatine was a county in which the lord held particular rights in lieu of the monarch, for example the right to pardon those guilty of treason or murder.
Today's counties are a combination of historic shires and counties and have been subject to many boundary changes over the course of history.
In 1899, the county of London was formed from the city and parts of the surrounding counties of Kent, Middlesex and Surrey.
jonathan.rawle.org /hyperpedia/counties/history.php   (1192 words)

 Association of British Counties - Frequently asked questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
ABC believes that the historic (or traditional) Counties of Britain are an important part of the history, culture and geography of the nation and that their identities deserve to be preserved and enhanced on that basis.
At the very least these areas should be re-labelled "administrative counties" (as were their pre 1974 forbears) to make it clear that these are not replacement for the traditional Counties but, simply, administrative areas, defined for a narrow administrative purpose and not intended to have any wider geographical or cultural significance.
The "county corporate" status has generally been seen as an extra dignity added to a town and has not usually been taken to mean that the town has literally been removed from its host County.
www.abcounties.co.uk /FAQ.htm   (2675 words)

 Wales, UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Administrative reorganisation in 1974 resulted in a reduction of the 13 traditional counties to 8 administrative counties (AC) based on population size.
Dyfed (AC) was formed from the traditional counties of Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire and was named after one of the ancient kingdoms (or principalities) of Wales that existed prior to the Norman Conquest.
Flintshire (UA) and Denbighshire (UA) also formed parts of the administrative county of Clwyd and reverted to their traditional county names (however, the boundaries of the Denbighshire and Flintshire UAs are now considerably different from those of the historic counties of the same names).
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 Traditional counties of Scotland
The Traditional counties of Scotland are historical areas of Scotland.
Note: this map shows Ross-shire and Cromartyshire as one county, which was a change made to the administrative counties made in 1888.
However, it isn't a map of administrative counties at any time, either, as it has no County of London.
www.ukpedia.com /t/traditional-counties-of-scotland.html   (121 words)

 Ireland Counties
The exceptions are four traditional counties that each contain an administrative county and a city, all of the same name (Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford); one traditional county that is divided into two ridings (Tipperary); and one traditional county that is divided into three administrative counties and a city (Dublin).
The electoral counties are election districts, and correspond to one or two traditional counties or a portion of a traditional county.
All of the counties lie primarily on the main island, Ireland.
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 Administrative Office of Courts
As Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and Chief Administrative Officer for Alabama's Judicial System, it is an honor to serve the people of the great State of Alabama.
The AOC was created in 1977 to oversee the administration of daily operations resulting in a unified judiciary which is one of the oldest and most efficient in the nation.
AOC is dedicated to serving the courts of Alabama and to enabling all court officials to enhance their skills, for there is so much at stake.
www.alacourt.gov   (186 words)

 Shire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In Great Britain, the term "shire county" is used to refer to non-metropolitan counties.
The counties of Devon, Dorset, Rutland and Somerset were occasionally referred to with the "shire" suffix.
In Wales, the counties of Merioneth and Glamorgan are occasionally referred to with the "shire" suffix.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Shire.htm   (556 words)

 Traditional counties of Wales - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Since then, local government has moved away from using traditional counties as the basis of administrative areas, creating eight administrative counties for administrative purposes.
There is a minor dispute as to which of two sets of borders of the traditional counties of Wales is true and valid: see Traditional counties of England for more detail.
These counties originate in 1535, with the Laws in Wales Act, 1535, converting the remaining Marcher Lordships into counties.
www.grohol.com /wiki/Traditional_counties_of_Wales   (427 words)

 Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany
Catholic Charities of Albany and Rensselaer Counties serves children and families in Rensselaer, South Troy, North Troy, Watervliet, Albany's South End, West Hill, Arbor Hill, Mansion Hill, Guilderland, Berne-Knox Westerlo, Rensselaerville and southern Rensselaer county.
Through community service programming and networking with various local organizations in the tri-county community, the agency responds to the pscychosocial needs of families and individuals of all ages.
The primary focus of the agency is to empower the disadvantaged to improve their lives.
www.ccrcda.org /agen_list_.asp   (615 words)

 Counties and Parishes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In 1987 the USA had a total of 3042 counties (presumably this figure included county-like regions in the appropriate states).
Below county level local government in the USA becomes a rather complex subject with municipalities, special districts and school boards.
Names for these areas include boroughs, census divisions, cities, communities, counties, hamlets, municipalities (district, regional and rural), parishes, settlements, towns, townships and villages (and in the Province of Québec, the French language translations of some of these).
freespace.virgin.net /john.cletheroe/usa_can/states/county.htm   (361 words)

 Texas Association of Counties: Welcome
Harvard University invites counties in Texas to apply for an Innovations in American Government Award Administered by the Ash Institute...
This is a publication produced by the TAC Legislative Department and includes information on county related legislation passed during the 80th...
Two counties and their neighboring cities were bestowed with City-County Cooperation Awards during TAC’s Annual Conference, held in August....
www.county.org   (340 words)

 Liberian Administrative Counties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The emblem on the flag of Maryland county is a drawing of a tree and a lighthouse on a cliff.
The flag of the county dates from 1965.
The settlement of Maryland was created 1827 in but independence was not proclaimed until 1854.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/lr-count.html   (312 words)

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