You Could Be Moving to a New Town

By Ben Wolf
Monday, February 19, 2007

Did you know the state of Georgia does not have one single town? Cities and counties, but no towns. It’s something the state legislature is looking to change.

People living in unincorporated areas across the state say they want more control over issues such as zoning. They also want a name to describe their specific community.

"People in the county have nothing to say where they live. I mean, they can say they live in the county. I think it would be an excellent idea to say they do live in a town, an actual town and have a name for it," said Lowndes County resident Kerri Alford.

More than 60 percent of Georgians live in unincorporated areas outside of city limits.