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The FIPS Codes / Counties between 047 and 053 are misaligned. County 047 should be McDowell, as the link shows. The others between 047 and 053 must then be shifted down. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 16:47, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
I've tagged the sentence "Three counties (Greenbrier, Kanawha and Randolph) have the population and land area that would permit the formation of a new county." for clarification because of two difficulties. One is that, at first reading, one may ask: since they are already counties, how can they now be made into counties? Does it mean that each is large enough in both area and population to be split into two (or more) counties? If so, that is what should be said. The second reason is that I couldn't find my way to the relevant data in ref 6, and ref 7 appears to give only population figures. Note that we need to verify that sufficient population exists within a given area to allow a split. For example, if a county were to have 12,000 residents in 1000 sq miles, divided such that 8,000 live in a 200-sq-mile area and the remaining 4,000 live in the remaining 800 sq miles, then it cannot be split. (This is quite realistic, with a town/farmland split). So we need the specific statement in one of the sources for verification. Do we have it? --Stfg (talk) 20:43, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
Yes, one of the sources would clearly state verbatim, that county could not be split if it were caused another county "fall short" of the basic requirements of 400 suare miles and a pop and 6000. Its the WV code, I can get the ref placed properlyCoal town guy (talk) 20:49, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
That would be great, thanks. Do you want to fix the wording too? --Stfg (talk) 20:55, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
Supplied example, remaining counties cant form a county because doing so would cause them to fail the standard of 400 square milers and population 6000. I think its rather clear now..Coal town guy (talk) 21:07, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
Yes, clear. --Stfg (talk) 21:22, 9 February 2013 (UTC)