December 11, 2006

Georgia cleans rural places from official maps - in Texas 50 or more and your place secure

A bit of house cleaning in Georgia as a number of "minor" places have been taken off the map! Apparently a total of 488 communities have been erased from the latest version of Georgia's official map. Georgia's Department of Transportation, which drew the new map, said that the goal was to make it clearer and less cluttered and that many of the dropped communities were mere "placeholders," generally with fewer than 2,500 people. Of interest, the article notes that contrasting this is the State of Texas where small places are rarely ever removed from official maps - if you have 50 or more people or have a post office your place on the map is secure in the Lone Star State. This comes from the Houston Chronicle (see

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