Jacksonville not alone with Consolidation

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Jacksonville is well known for its consolidation with Duval County in 1968. However, we're not alone. According to the National Association of Counties, there are a total of forty consolidated city-county governments across the United States. Here's the list.



1. Areas with governments legally designated as city-counties and operating primarily as cities:

Alaska

City and borough of Anchorage
City and borough of Juneau
City and borough of Sitka
City and borough of Yakutat

California

City and county of San Francisco

Colorado

City and county of Broomfield
City and county of Denver

Hawaii

City and county of Honolulu

Kansas

Unified Government of Wyandotte County and City of Kansas City

Montana

Anaconda-Deer Lodge County
Butte-Silver Bow County



2. Areas designated as metropolitan governments and operating primarily as cities:

Tennessee

Hartsville and Trousdale County
Lynchburg and Moore County
Nashville and Davidson County



3. Areas having certain types of county offices, but as part of another government (city, township, special district, state):

Florida

County of Duval (City of Jacksonville)

Georgia

County of Clarke (City of Athens)
County of Chattahoochee (City of Cusseta)
County of Echols (City of Statenville)
County of Greeley (City of Tribune)
County of Muscogee (City of Columbus)
County of Richmond (City of Augusta)
County of Quitman (City of Georgetown)
County of Webster (City of Preston)

Hawaii

County of Kalawao (State of Hawaii)

Indiana

County of Marion (City of Indianapolis)

Kentucky

County of Jefferson (City of Louisville)
Lexington-Fayette Urban County

Louisiana

Parish of East Baton Rouge (City of Baton Rouge)
Parish of Lafayette (City of Lafayette)
Parish of Orleans (City of New Orleans)
Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government

Massachusetts

County of Nantucket (Town of Nantucket)
County of Suffolk (City of Boston)

New York

Counties of Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond (all part of the City of New York)

Pennsylvania

County of Philadelphia (City of Philadelphia)



4. Joining The List In 2014

Georgia

County of Bibb (City of Macon)


Source: National Association of Counties. "City-County Consolidation Proposals."

Article by Ennis Davis