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Old 09-27-2008, 05:18 PM
 
Location: TEXAS
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Default CORPORATED/INCORPORATED areas. What does that mean?

UNINCORPORATED/INCORPORATED. What does that mean?
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Old 09-27-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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In GA, a city is a "municipal corporation" and that term is defined in statute. When a new city like Dunwoody is created, it is incorporated as a Georgia municipal corporation with a municipal charter and elected officials. Areas that are not inside of a city limit are "unicorporated" portions of the county since there are no towns or villages in Georgia as in other states.
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: TEXAS
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Like portions of Kennesaw?
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Old 09-28-2008, 03:00 PM
 
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Basically, "Kennesaw" itself is defined by the boundaries of the actual city of Kennesaw, but there are other areas outside the city limits that still end up with "Kennesaw" addresses because the post office needs a city name to associate with the address. Those areas outside the city limits are in the unincorporated areas of the county.
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Old 09-28-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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In Georgia, generally the county is the primary unit of local government. Cities tend to be just small areas scattered around the counties, with the vast majority of land being run by the county rather than a city. This is unlike many other areas of the country where city boundaries are right up against each other. There is a trend in metro Atlanta towards more cities, however, especially in Fulton County where previously unincoporated areas have become cities, like Milton, Johns Creek, etc. However, it gets confusing because the zip codes don't correspond to the cities. Therefore, for example, you can live in the city of Johns Creek but have an Alpharetta zip code.
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