Cities and Counties - County Hunting Style

County Hunters do not count counties the same way as either the National Association of counties or the United States Census Bureau. It is interesting to note that in New England most jurisdiction ignore counties and use Municiaple Civil Divisions. Counties are an artifact of History. This has gotten to the extreeme that counties have been abolished in MA and CT. In Alaska the county hunters use the four Judicial Districts. This actually has some logic to it as not all of the state of Alaska is divided into what they call Buroughs. In fact if you go the the Census Bureau web site you will notice data for the unorganized areas of the state for just this reason.

The strangest of the rules is how they treat some of the cities. Baltimore City is treated like a county. Carson City, NV is not. There is some logic to that I'm sure - but I don't know what it is. The biggest group of cites is in the state of Virginia. County Hunters have a system of counties cities for neighboring counties. There is not a one to one match of cities to counties. A QSO with someone in a city can only be counted for one county. A second QSO with the same person, or even another person cannot be counted for a second county on the list. With that said the table below lists which county each of the cities on the county hunters list can be counted for.

State City County
NV Carson City Douglas
DC District of Columbia Montgomery, MD
Prince George's, MD
VA Alexanderia Arlington
VA Bedford Bedford
VA Bristol Washington
VA Buena Vista Rockbridge
VA Charlottesville Albermarle
VA Chesapeake Isle of Wigth
VA Clifton Forge Alleghany
VA Colonial Heights Chesterfield
Prince George
VA Covington Alleghany
VA Danville Pittsylvania
VA Emporia Greensville
VA Fairfax Fairfax
VA Falls Church Fairfax
VA Fort Monroe York
VA Franklin Southampton
VA Fredericksburg Spotsylvania
VA Galax Carroll
VA Hampton York
VA Harrisonburg Rockingham
VA Hopewell Prince George
VA Lexington Rockbridge
VA Lynchburg Amherst
VA Manassas Prince William
VA Manassas Park Prince William
VA Martinsville Henry
VA Newport News York
VA Norfolk Isle of Wight
VA Norton Wise
VA Petersburg Chesterfield
Prince George
VA Poquoson York
VA Portsmouth Isle of Wight
VA Radford Montgomery
VA Richmond Chesterfield
VA Roanoke Roanoke
VA Salem Roanoke
VA Staunton Agusta
VA Suffolk Isle of Wight
VA Virginia Beach Isle of Wight
VA Waynesboro Augusta
VA Williamsburg James City
VA Winchester Frederick

This is the last as it is taken form the small green booklet put out by CQ Magazine. One change has been made. The city of South Boston has been deleted as it has merged back into Halifax County in June of 1995. I have been unable to fine Fort Monroe listed anywhere as one of the Virginia Cites, so perhaps something similar happened to it many years ago.

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