Search for content in message boards

City Without County in Place Hierarchy?

Replies: 23

Re: City Without County in Place Hierarchy?

Posted: 1348760103000
Classification: Query
Marco Comment

"Geographical distinctions that differ from political and ecclesiastical jurisdictions are rarely meaningful. In fact, the only time I could think of using a geographical township (i.e., Township/Range) would be in reference to the location of a homestead or for unnamed townships with no political authority, but those are for historical places. Other than these cases, I think the only thing required on the geographical front would be GPS coordinates."

Marco Just a couple of thoughts

1- On Township/Range --- I have no choice but to use them –I have gathered literally thousands of United States Census records that list the “Place” as a Township/Range. I realize they are “Historical Places”, but I “have” to use them. The fact that they don’t “Resolve” doesn’t give me the “authority” to make up a new name just to make them resolve

2- The problem with GPS Coordinates is that they are technically pinpoints on the earth [and with enough accuracy can be made into pinpoints]. And most [if not all] of the places I have in my data base are not pinpoints

Three examples:

A - A “perfect” township is a six by six mile square on the earth. And I can’t identify that six mile by six mile square with a GPS Pinpoint

B – The city of London also makes up a large Geographical area and it also can’t be represented by a GPS Pinpoint.

C – Arlington National Cemetery also takes up a large geographical area and can’t be represented by a GPS Pinpoint
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
MarcoScavo 1348714586000 
MarcoScavo 1348715874000 
kj_norway 1348720691000 
silverfox3280 1348723222000 
MarcoScavo 1348758012000 
KATHYMARIEANN 1348761072000 
MarcoScavo 1348765110000 
KATHYMARIEANN 1348781703000 
MarcoScavo 1348783035000 
kj_norway 1348784126000 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic