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Nope, for the most part places just grew by themselves here (in fact, Orlando might be more coherent if it more aggressively tried to annex). I think in the Midwest that might have to do with rul

On ‎6‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 3:10 PM, spenser1058 said:

The Cincinnati Enquirer compares OCSC and Parramore with a similar development in Cincy ( they seem to think Parramore is its own city at the start of the story...).

https://amp.cincinnati.com/amp/1370122001

I think it has less to do with it being its own city and more that towns like Cincy tend to call a city a collection of small parts.  Cincy itself is made up of several dozen small towns like Over the Rhine, Loveland, Blue Ash, Beckett Ridge, Indian Hill, Lockland, Amberley, Kenwood, etc. etc.  Cincinnati and most Midwest cities have been gobbling up towns for hundreds of years.

I understand Orlando does too, to some scale, but most of them weren't actual towns and more just neighborhoods. Were they?   Maybe I don't know my Orlando history, but did Conway, Thornton Park, etc. used to have their own mayors and stuff?

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51 minutes ago, HankStrong said:

I think it has less to do with it being its own city and more that towns like Cincy tend to call a city a collection of small parts.  Cincy itself is made up of several dozen small towns like Over the Rhine, Loveland, Blue Ash, Beckett Ridge, Indian Hill, Lockland, Amberley, Kenwood, etc. etc.  Cincinnati and most Midwest cities have been gobbling up towns for hundreds of years.

I understand Orlando does too, to some scale, but most of them weren't actual towns and more just neighborhoods. Were they?   Maybe I don't know my Orlando history, but did Conway, Thornton Park, etc. used to have their own mayors and stuff?

Nope, for the most part places just grew by themselves here (in fact, Orlando might be more coherent if it more aggressively tried to annex).

I think in the Midwest that might have to do with rules regarding townships (thanks to the Northwest Ordinance and all that) which Southern states didn’t really have.

Because of their rural nature, the primary unit of governance for most Southern states was the county, not the city.

BTW - Bithlo was once actually a city but sadly went bankrupt during the Depression.

 

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