Template talk:Porter County, Indiana

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Communities, in what sense?[edit]

The list of unincorporated communities includes three types of communities:

  1. Communities that were once small towns with or without post offices;
  2. Communities that are Planned Unit Developments (PUDs), created by developers as housing areas, without any attempt to create a downtown or shopping area.
  3. Communities and related service areas (gas stations, convenience stores) that were PUDs and have been annexed into neighboring towns; and
  4. Area names that have now become housing areas, but were previously a location name for a woods, river crossing, etc.

I would proposed that this template include only the first type of community. Otherwise, you'll have to consider adding in all the housing development names that are within an incorporated town or city. The City of Portage has three type 1 communities (McCool, Criman, and Crocker) and about 20 of the type 3 communities, which before annexation were in the type 2 category. {Chris Light (talk) 14:40, 13 November 2009 (UTC)}

It would help if you added a note of which category each locality is. We always include #1, and sometimes #2 if they're significant enough, but not #3 — we don't include areas in municipalities except, of course, for the municipalities themselves — and maybe or maybe not #4. Nyttend (talk) 19:28, 13 November 2009 (UTC)