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  Traditional counties of England information - Search.com
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.
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.
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 Traditional Counties of Great Britain
The Association of British Counties (A.B.C.) is a society dedicated to promoting awareness of the continuing existence of the 86 traditional Counties of Britain.
A.B.C. believes that the traditional Counties are a vitally important part of the history, culture and geography of Britain.
However, they were always understood to be separate entities from the Counties themselves and, indeed, had separate terminology: they were labeled "administrative counties" and "county boroughs".
www.sterlingtimes.org /memorable_images42.htm   (365 words)

  English 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   (5206 words)

  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Traditional counties of England, Scotland and Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The traditional counties of of England, Scotland and Wales are historical subdivisions in the United Kingdom.
To confuse matters, in 1974 the Post Office recommended using new "postal counties" in addresses, which coincided with neither the new administrative counties nor the traditional counties but drew on both.
The counties of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire were both subdivided in a similar way to Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Suffolk and Sussex.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/tr/Traditional_counties_of_England%2C_Scotland_and_Wales   (362 words)

  Traditional counties of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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)

In addition "County Tipperary" is actually two counties, called North Tipperary and South Tipperary while the major urban centres Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford have been separated from the town and rural areas of their counties.
The thirteen traditional counties of Wales were fixed by Statute in 1539 and most of those of Scotland are of at least this age.
In New England, counties function primarily as judicial court districts (and in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, they have even lost the governmental function and are solely geographic designations), and most local power is in the form of towns.
www.gogoglo.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/c/co/county.html   (2040 words)

 County council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first county councils were introduced in the late 19th century in England and Wales, and the system was soon extended to Scotland and the island of Ireland.
The writ of the county councils did not extend everywhere: county boroughs were independent of the council for the county in which they were geographically situated, and county borough councils exercised the functions of both county councils and district councils.
County boroughs were abolished and all of the country (apart from Greater London) was placed in a two-tier arrangement with county councils and district councils.
www.lighthousepoint.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/County_council   (506 words)

 Encyclopedia: County   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leinster (Irish: Laighin) is the eastern province of Ireland, comprising the counties of Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.
County Tipperary (Tiobraid Árann in Irish) is a traditional county in the Republic of Ireland, in the province of Munster.
The county of Oslo is equivalent to the municipality of Oslo.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/County   (9106 words)

 Counties of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The island of Ireland is often referred to as the 32 counties, with its two states, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, being nicknamed respectively the six counties and the twenty-six counties.
The counties are subdivisions of the ancient Provinces of Ireland.
While the provinces of which the counties are subdivisions have existed for centuries, the county subdivison of these provinces was first set up in the 19th century under British Rule to provide a framework for local government.
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Counties_of_Ireland   (860 words)

 Lancashire - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Its traditional county town is Lancaster and the county council is based at Preston.
A red rose is the traditional symbol for Lancashire and the House of Lancaster, immortalized in the verse "In the battle for England's head/York was white, Lancaster red" (referring to the 15th century War of the Roses).
On April 1, 1974 the Furness exclave was given to the new county of Cumbria, the south east being given to Greater Manchester, and the south-west becoming Merseyside.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/l/a/n/Lancashire.html   (759 words)

 Counties of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The accepted system of the 39 traditional counties arose from the 12th to the 16th centuries, though many of the specific areas are much older.
Elected County councils were set up in England in 1888, taking over many of the administrative functions of the Quarter Sessions courts, as well as being given other powers over the years.
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)

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Historically, the counties of Meath,West Meath and small parts of surrounding counties constituted the province of Meath was one of the "Five Fifths" of Ireland, In the Irish language the word province means a fifth ; but these have long since become the three northernmost counties of Leinster province.
County identity is heavily reinforced in the local culture by allegiances to county teams in Hurling and Gaelic football.
The thirteen historic counties of Wales were fixed by Statute in 1539 (although counties such as Pembrokeshire date from 1138) and most of those of Scotland are of at least this age.
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 Traditional counties of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 still follow them.
Several towns are historicly divided between counties, including Newmarket, Royston, Stamford, Tamworth and Todmorden — in some cases with the county boundary running right up the middle of the high street.
Perhaps as a result of this, along with the cumbersomeness of the names and the resentment of encroaching urbanisation, the traditional counties appear not to have fallen out of use for locating the boroughs of Greater Manchester; along with areas of Greater London that were not part of the original administrative County of London.
www.lexington-fayette.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Traditional_counties_of_England   (2631 words)

 Glamorgan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The county is bounded to the north by Brecknockshire, east by Monmouthshire, south by the Bristol Channel, and west by Carmarthenshire and Carmarthen Bay.
The northern part of the county is a mountainous area, dissected by deep narrow valleys, with urbanisation typified by ribbon development.
Being by far the most populous of the counties, the administrative county of Glamorgan was divided into three at the time of the local government reorganisation of the 1970s, and has now been further subdivided into several unitary authorities.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Glamorgan   (408 words)

 Tradition at AllExperts
A tradition is a story or a custom that is memorized and passed down from generation to generation, originally without the need for a writing system.
Although traditions are often presumed to be ancient, unalterable, and deeply important, they are often much less "natural" than is often presumed.
Traditions are also frequently changed to suit the needs of the day, and the changes quickly become accepted as a part of the ancient tradition.
en.allexperts.com /e/t/tr/tradition.htm   (863 words)

 County town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A county town is the location of the administrative headquarters of a county.
In the case of Yorkshire in England, there are three county towns, one for each Riding: Northallerton for the North Riding, Beverley for the East Riding, and Wakefield for the West Riding.
The boundaries were altered again in 1996 to create Unitary Authorities and some of the traditional counties and county towns were restored for administrative purposes.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/County_town   (369 words)

 Learn more about Somerset in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Somerset is a county in the south-west of England.
Advocates of traditional counties state that it is unchanged since the creation of the City of Bristol in 1373.
The administrative county, that is, the area governed by Somerset County Council, excludes the district of Bath and North East Somerset, and the southern half of Bristol (whose boundaries has greatly expanded since 1373).
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /s/so/somerset.html   (427 words)

 Shire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
It did not acquire the strong association with county until later, though the former Hexhamshire and Winchcombeshire were considered counties.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Shire   (530 words)

 West Virginia DNR - Current Wild Turkey Hunting Regulation Strategies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Any county depicting a declining trend in its wild turkey population will be proposed for either (1) a reduction in fall season length to one or two weeks or (2) to be  placed under the strategy used for non-traditional counties.
Non-traditional counties will be considered for opening  to a general fall season without limitation on the number of hunters when a county that is opened to fall permit hunting reaches the point that it has more permits available than applicants.
County must be adjacent to a county that qualifies for a general opening or is presently open to a general fall turkey season.
www.wvdnr.gov /Hunting/FallTurkReg.shtm   (636 words)

 Migration News
There are 3,141 US counties and 2,297 were classified as nonmetro by the Office of Management and Budget as of 2002, which means they do not have an urbanized area of 50,000 or more plus surrounding counties linked by commuting patterns, the definition of a metro county.
Among nonmetro counties, the 360 whose Hispanic populations grew fastest in the 1990s are mostly in the Midwest and Southeast, especially those towns that have beef and poultry processing plants, such as Storm Lake, Iowa and Siler City, North Carolina.
However, Hispanics in nonmetro "rapid Hispanic growth" counties-- half of whom were born abroad-- were often poor in 2000, largely because of relatively low wages and relatively larger families, opening a gap of $8,600 a year between non-Hispanic Whites and Hispanics, up from $4,000 in 1990.
migration.ucdavis.edu /rmn/more.php?id=1039_0_2_0   (874 words)

 Ceremonial counties of England
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.
The ceremonial counties first diverged from the traditional counties of England in 1373, when a Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol was created.
See also: Ceremonial counties of Wales, Lieutenancy areas of Scotland, Administrative counties of England, Traditional counties of England, UK topics.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/c/ce/ceremonial_counties_of_england.html   (205 words)

 Banffshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Banffshire (Siorrachd Bhanbh in Gaelic) is a small traditional county in the north of Scotland.
Before 1891, there were various exclaves of the county which were locally situated in Aberdeenshire, the biggest being the parish and village of.
The area the county covers is currently split for administrative purposes between Moray council and Aberdeenshire council.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Banffshire   (171 words)

 Middlesex - Free net encyclopedia
Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and the second smallest in England (Rutland being the smallest).
When county councils were introduced in England in 1889 part of Middlesex was used to form the County of London and the remainder formed the administrative county of Middlesex.
The postal county included the village of Denham, which was for all other purposes in Buckinghamshire but included in the post town of Uxbridge and therefore the postal county of Middlesex; conversely Hampton Wick was not included in the Middlesex postal county as it was served by post towns based in Surrey.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Middlesex   (1148 words)

 Administrative counties of England at AllExperts
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 official legislation the suffix "shire" was generally not used: references being to (for example) "the administrative county of Bedford" or the "county council of the county of Northampton".
In 1974 the administrative counties were abolished by the Local Government Act 1972 and replaced with the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England.
en.allexperts.com /e/a/ad/administrative_counties_of_england.htm   (933 words)

 County Resources for Genealogy & History
Counties that include the word "shire" usually (but not always) have a county town as part of the name.
For example Gloucester is the county town of Gloucestershire, and Nottingham is the county town of Nottinghamshire.
Chester is the county town of Cheshire, and Lancaster is the county town of Lancashire.
www.british-genealogy.com /resources/county   (711 words)

 North Carolina Turkey Hunting - The Wild Turkey Zone
The kill was off in Ashe and Alleghany counties, two of the state's traditional turkey hot spots, but it increased from 306 to 350 in Stokes, ranking that county fifth overall this past season.
Caswell County returned to the No. 1 spot with a kill of 399 birds, and counties from the Northern Piedmont dominated the harvest rankings, with Granville third with 362 birds, Rockingham sixth with 341 and Person tied for eighth with 288.
Counties in the Roanoke River area also made big strides, with Halifax County moving into second place with 366 birds killed, Northampton taking fourth with 356 and Bertie tying for eighth with 288.
www.wildturkeyzone.com /hunting/States/ncarolina.htm   (914 words)

 The problem of "county confusion" - and how to resolve it
For example, the LGA 1972's "county" of "Norfolk" is defined in terms of the boundaries of the LGA 1888's "administrative county" of "Norfolk" which was defined in terms of the historic County of Norfolk.
With regard to Wales, the "counties" of the LA 1997 are defined to be the "preserved counties" of the LGA 1972.
This is the phrase used by the Encyclopaedia Britannica to refer to the Counties and is also apparently that preferred by the UK Government (which, for example, describes the "historic county of Yorkshire" in an appendix to the "Your Region: Your Choice" White Paper).
www.abcounties.co.uk /counties/confusion.htm   (4586 words)

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