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Learning About Your County

Scenario:
You decide to learn more about your county, its history and its present day status. Search the internet for answers to your questions.

Questions:
1. What is the name of your county?

2. What year was your county founded? 1, 3

3. How old does that make your county?

4. What are the names of your county commissioners or the people on the board of supervisors? 1

5. What do they do? 1, 3

6. What is the area of your county? 1, 3

7. What is the most recent population count? 1, 3
     What is the population density of the county? (people per square mile)

8. Some parks are run by cities and others by counties. Is there a county park near your home? What is its name? 1, 3

9. Where is the county seat for your county? 2

10. What is the biggest city in your county by area? By population? 2

11. What are the names of all the counties that border yours? Draw a map of these counties. 2

12. Write the URL of your official county webpage. 2

13. List 3 departments or offices for your county.


1Search Engines:
Google: http://www.google.com
Yahoo: http://www.yahoo.com
Ask: http://www.ask.com
MSN: http://search.msn.com

2County Data:
County seats: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_seat
U.S. Census QuickFacts: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/

3Find your County's Official Website:
 http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm