Talk:Village (United States)

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I don't understand. What is a village in Pennsylvania? I know that townships are made up of villages. I've only been to Pennsylvania twice, so I don't know the law. I know that here in Georgia, every incorporated place is a city (as is the case in Iowa), Illinois is divided between villages, towns, and cities (there are townships in Illinois, but they do not exist as municipalities), and across the river in South Carolina, every incorporated place is a town or city, village refers to an unincorporated place(although it holds no official status, and some people may refer to such places as a town or a hamlet. Since there are no unincorporated places in Pennsylvania, and a village is NOT a municipality, so what exactly is it? Iamanadam 03:33, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

As the article explains, states are under no obligation to give the word an official definition at all. Doctor Whom (talk) 12:38, 14 July 2008 (UTC)


So far as I know Illinois only has villages and cities. I have never heard of a type of municipality called a town. There are townships which are a unit smaller than a county and provide some services. However, they are not municipalities as they overlay them so that's something else. (The place I live is legally a village and is mostly in one township but extends into another which is in a different county.) Could someone please confirm this and remove town from the list for Illinois? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:13, 28 February 2013 (UTC)


I know of no urban areas that are officially called village in this state; the word is used in cutesy marketing manner for apartment complexes & shopping malls. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:08, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

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