Talk:List of dry communities by U.S. state

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Edit Massachusetts 2010-11-23[edit]

My recent edit was reverted. I added some tags, they were reverted, I re-added them.

The undefinded term "moist" was used. It's used elsewhere in the document, but the context in the Massachusetts section is different, so the term is undefined. I added a tag requesting clarification.

The time "three years ago" was used. With no indication of when the phrase was added, this reference is not appropriate, and I added a "[when?]" tag, which is appropriate.

The whole Rockport paragraph doesn't even align with the docuemnt title. It's not supposed to be a detailed listing, by town, of how and why towns are NOT dry. And there is no supporting reference for the info ... it's almost certainly original research.

So I should have deleted the whole paragraph ... but I just added some tags, and they were inappropriately deleted.

Arizona: Navajo Nation[edit]

The Navajo Nation prohibits the sale of alcohol, and tribal police enforce it. I'm having difficulty finding clear documents about it online, but I think this should be noted. Ben Atkin (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 17:21, 1 June 2011 (UTC).

Seconded. Neither the Hopi or the Navajo reservations in Arizona allow alcohol (not even the possession). Seeing as this accounts for a very large section of Arizona, the article should probably be updated (as well as the graph as it accounts for the better parks of multiple counties). 2601:C:AB80:3D1:BE5F:F4FF:FE35:1B41 (talk) 13:09, 12 December 2014 (UTC)


Utah seems to be missing. I spent a week in Blanding a few years ago and it was dry. I'm pretty sure there are other dry communities in Utah.Bill (talk) 22:48, 23 June 2011 (UTC)


From the page: "Beer, wine and spirits are available for on-premises consumption at bars, taverns and restaurants; no single bottles or cans can be sold to drink off premises. Every bar, tavern and restaurant must purchase a state-issued "liquor license" to be legally permitted to serve alcohol."

Either this is wrong or many of the bars/restaurants where I live (suburbs around Pittsburgh) are in violation of the law. Tons of bars allow you to buy single bottles or cans (often larger sized than regular 12oz cans) that are not apart of a 6-pack to-go. (talk) 18:50, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

I've also seen alcoholic beer for sale (with some restrictions) in a Giant Eagle shop. Perhaps some of these laws have been reformed since the writing of that section? (talk) 22:20, 26 February 2012 (UTC)


The map seems to be so inaccurate that it's basically useless. In Alabama, for example, the article says there are three dry counties and 23 partially dry, but the map shows 24 dry counties and no partially dry counties. Plus, I know for a fact that you can buy any kind of alcohol in Birmingham, yet Jefferson county is shown as dry on the map. This page needs a lot of work if someone out there is ambitious enough to take on the project. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:12, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Should this map not be replaced with Alcohol control in the United States.svg, which has more information and is also an svg file? (talk) 04:16, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Louisiana and West Virginia[edit]

What's the deal with Louisiana and West Virginia? What's the meaning of the grey color? Rammer (talk) 05:29, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

It means there's not enough information. I made the map, I had a couple sources but couldn't make out WV and Louisiana. Fry1989 eh? 05:03, 6 August 2012 (UTC)


The number of counties in Texas is 254. The math is incorrect in the article. The sum of the three types of counties does not equal 254, but currently adds up to 251. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Esbboston (talkcontribs) 00:44, 23 August 2012 (UTC)


I see a number of counties marked dry that haven't been dry for some time, as indicated in theVirginia ABC report of 2011. Those counties are Appomattox, Campbell, Carroll, Dickenson, Franklin, Giles, Green, Halifax, King William, Louisa, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Scott, Smyth, Surry, Tazewell, Warren, Washington, Wise, and Wythe. Of course, even the counties described as "dry" in the report allow the sale of beer and wine in stores and restaurants, thereby making them "semi-dry" by this page's criteria (see page 24). If I knew how to alter the map, I'd gladly do it, but I don't edit stuff on here often enough. Artsygeek (talk) 04:35, 14 September 2012 (UTC)


The town of Damascus, in Montgomery County, has been dry since the 1930's. On November 6, 2012, in a referendum, residents voted to end prohibition in Maryland's only dry locality. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 43hellokitty21 (talkcontribs) 01:49, 8 November 2012 (UTC) [1]

New Jersey[edit]

The New Jersey section says there are 37 dry communities in that state, but only 17 are listed. —Al E.(talk) 20:04, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

  • That was fixed several weeks ago, we were awaiting an open public records request from the NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control for the full list of communities. The previous incomplete version of the list was culled from news sources, the current list reflects the complete list from NJABC.--ColonelHenry (talk) 16:20, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Lots of discrepancies[edit]

For example, it says that Oklahoma state doesn't allow for dry counties, but the map shows several dry counties. This, and all the other examples raised above should be addressed by a mod or professional editor. Terrorist96 (talk) 15:36, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Most of Michigan is listed as yellow, with no real indication as to what that means in the context of state law. Oak Park is the only restricted area I'm aware of that currently exists. Combined with the other protests of other users in other states, I'm convinced that this map is so misleading as to actually be counter-productive, and seems to have multiple standards for different states. Is having a restriction on 24 hour sale sufficient for yellow? Is a ban on a few days a year sufficient? This is effectively trash data. 2601:4:1003:A895:5175:5F84:F76E:DFD5 (talk) 07:43, 19 January 2015 (UTC)


This article says that Georgia has several dry and semi-dry counties. The map does not show any Georgia counties as being anything other than wet. This should be fixed. --Philpill691 (talk) 02:20, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

This article states Bulloch County removed restrictions of alcohol sales in 1998. However, sales for off-premises consumption are restricted to "malt beverages and wine" ( This should be reflected in a future update to the map as partially wet. Calador109 (talk) 02:14, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

South Dakota[edit]

The sentence "Taxes on alcohol consumed within the county go to other counties." reeks of politicization. This is logically consistent with purchasing any consumable in any tax district, and consuming it in another. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:43, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Edit New Hampshire March 31 2017[edit]

The NH State Liquor Commission now lists only a single dry town according to the source that was already provided. I removed two other towns that were listed here. Based on this, I think that the line describing Shannon as the most recent town to go "wet" is no longer accurate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:21, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

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