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Old 11-15-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: CasaMo
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How big was the police force in Mayberry ?
Andy was the sheriff of the county. The Mayberry Police Dept. provided services within the city limits of Mayberry while the county sheriff (Andy) patrolled the unincorporated areas of the county. I don't remember how many officers the Mayberry Police Dept. had.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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One year on our way down to the Busch Gardens in Virginia, we went the back way and came across a very small town, that I swear we went back in time to Mayberry - it was Short Pump, VA.
That must have been a long time ago. Short Pump Mall today is the biggest, most glamorous new shopping mall in the Richmond, VA area. It's near the junction of 2 expressways.
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I can't believe only ONE Ohio city made your list Urbanquest. And it's... CHAGRIN FALLS?!?! I suppose it comes pretty close. And it certainly LOOKS a bit lake Mayberry might.

Heck, I you could imagine Floyd opening his barbarshop right here:


But there are literally 100's of "Mayberry-types" in Ohio. Between the 6 or 7 large cities is a WHOOOOLE bunch of farmland. And it's all dotted with tiny little towns.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I can't believe only ONE Ohio city made your list Urbanquest. And it's... CHAGRIN FALLS?!?! I suppose it comes pretty close. And it certainly LOOKS a bit lake Mayberry might.

Heck, I you could imagine Floyd opening his barbarshop right here:


But there are literally 100's of "Mayberry-types" in Ohio. Between the 6 or 7 large cities is a WHOOOOLE bunch of farmland. And it's all dotted with tiny little towns.
I have a Brother who lives in Ashland, Oh. Ashland is a very small town, but not a 1 strip town like Mayberry was made out to be.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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I can't believe only ONE Ohio city made your list Urbanquest. And it's... CHAGRIN FALLS?!?! I suppose it comes pretty close. And it certainly LOOKS a bit lake Mayberry might.

Heck, I you could imagine Floyd opening his barbarshop right here:


But there are literally 100's of "Mayberry-types" in Ohio. Between the 6 or 7 large cities is a WHOOOOLE bunch of farmland. And it's all dotted with tiny little towns.

Hey, I live about 3 miles outside of town and that's Caldwell, Ohio in Noble County, moved here about 5 1/2 years ago and Caldwell is the county seat and I swear it reminds me of Mayberry, just a small town square that rolls up the sidewalks and turns out the lights at 6 PM every evening.
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: N.H Gods Country
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I don't mean MT AIRY, NC. I know about that. Does the mind set, the character, the whole 'we look out for each other' attitude that made that show such a beloved hit, does that exist anymore? My wife thinks I am naive to hope that maybe one day we will find our Mayberry. I hope she is wrong.
Sanbornville N.H.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: In a state of denial
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How big was the police force in Mayberry ?

Most of those towns you listed have a police force at least 10 times bigger than Mayberry's.

That tells me those cities you listed are way too big to resemble the fictional Mayberry.
It was two people. Barney and Andy.
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:47 AM
 
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would love to live in mayberry,but i am living in an area where most of the nearby towns police depts consist of barney fifes
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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It was two people. Barney and Andy.
...and in the case of an emergency would deputize such crack troopers like Gomer and Floyd...

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would love to live in mayberry,but i am living in an area where most of the nearby towns police depts consist of barney fifes
That's a good thing...don't forget that Barney got the job done. It might have been in his own way, but he got it done. He'd nip it in the bud!
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:54 AM
 
Location: CasaMo
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It was two people. Barney and Andy.
Like I said, they were the county Sheriff's department.

The actual city police department was rarely mentioned in the episodes, but if I remember right there was a chief of police, 4 patrol officers, 2 detectives and one crime lab technician.
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