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Old 11-28-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Every state has its own rules of charter and incorporation. In some states (including NY. MO. WI, MN), "town" is used to describe a Township, which is usually about a 6x6 mile square of otherwise rural land.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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Every state is different. Size really has nothing to do with the difference in a city or town. In Virginia, cities are independent of the county while towns are still part of the county. Many towns are bigger than cities but choose not to become independent cities for various reasons. In New York, counties are divided up into 3 or 4 towns and then there are also cities and villages. Pennsylvania is similar but they are called townships.
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