Template talk:Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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Huntingdon Valley[edit]

There's no article yet for Huntingdon Valley, and I'd like to create at least a stub for it in the near future. Once I do that, I'd like to insert this place into the Communities and CDPs section of this template. Does a community have to be a census-designated place (CDP) in order to be there? And if so, is there a way I can find out if Huntingdon Valley is such a place? Would Huntingdon Valley have had an entry already if it were a CDP?

While it could be argued that a lot of what can be said is already covered in the Lower Moreland and Bethayres entries, Huntingdon Valley covers more that just these places. Five townships - Abington, Lower Moreland, Lower Southampton, Upper Moreland, Upper Southampton - in two different counties - Bucks and Montgomery - constitute the area known as Huntingdon Valley. Huntingdon Valley is situated so close to two Montgomery County boroughs - Bryn Athyn and Rockledge - and the farthest northeastern part of the city and county of Philadelphia that sometimes the boundaries of these blur.

In fact, while Bethayres does have an entry, albeit a stub, it is not listed in this template. I may very well go and put it there, now. Please feel free to revert it if it doesn't qualify as a CDP or other criteria. RSLitman 02:26, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

  • All CDPs and incorporated places should already be in the template, but feel free to add other "communities" if there are articles for them (these are unincorporated, of course). Sorry not to have seen this until now. Ruhrfisch 20:53, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

opinion on unincorporated communities[edit]

Many of the places listed under unincorporated communities are simply parts of townships. LaMott and Elkins Park are examples. Is this what we want here? If so, then there are many named township subdivisions missing. My concern is that adding these all in would make the template too big. What do you think? Are there any named areas in Montgomery county that are not part of a township or borough? Looking at a map of the county had given me the impression that there isn't. This is different in some parts of the US where you can live in an unincorporated town and there is not government at all below the county level. ike9898 (talk) 14:07, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

What is meant by "unincorporated communities" is communities within townships (not within boroughs or cities) that have their own articles. "Unincorporated" here means "not incorporated by themselves". Are there articles on other communities within townships? If so, add them; but if you're concerned that it's too big, don't link to communities that don't have articles. Nyttend (talk) 20:22, 3 April 2008 (UTC)