What is a County?

A county is an administrative unit of government responsible for transportation, environmental protection, and taxation for all or part of a major part of a metropolitan area. Many counties have taken on new responsibilities of an urban character, often in response to federal grant programs and regulations and unfunded state mandates.

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1. Do I live "in" a local government?
2. What is a County?
3. What is a Township?
4. What is Municipal Government?