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List of counties in Alabama

The U. S. state of Alabama has 67 counties. Each county serves as the local level of government within its borders; the land enclosed by the present state borders was joined to the United States of America gradually. Following the American Revolutionary War, West Florida was ceded to Spain by treaty while the remainder was organized as the Mississippi Territory, the Alabama Territory; the territorial assembly established some of the earliest county divisions that have survived to the present, including the earliest county formation, that of Washington County, created on June 4, 1800. In 1814, the Treaty of Fort Jackson opened the territory to American settlers, which in turn led to a more rapid rate of county creation. Alabama was admitted to the Union as the 22nd state in 1819; the Alabama state legislature formed additional counties from former native lands as the Indian Removal Act took effect and settlers populated different areas of Alabama. In 1820, Alabama had 29 counties. By 1830 there were 36 and Native Americans still occupied large areas of land in northeast and far western Alabama.

By 1840, 49 counties had been created. Houston County was the last county created in the state, on February 9, 1903. According to 2010 U. S. Census data, the average population of Alabama's 67 counties is 71,399, with Jefferson County as the most populous, Greene County the least; the average land area is 756 sq mi. The largest county is Baldwin and the smallest is Etowah; the Constitution of Alabama requires that any new county in Alabama cover at least 600 square miles in area limiting the creation of new counties in the state. The Alabama Department of Revenue's Motor Vehicle Division issues standard automobile license plates that bear a one- or two-digit number identifying the county in which the vehicle is registered; this number is given in the fourth column in the table below. The first three prefixes are reserved for the state's most populous counties, thereafter proceed alphabetically. Individual license plate numbers are assigned sequentially in each licensing office; the numbers are in the format XAA1111 or XXAA111, depending on whether the prefix is one or two digits.

Overflow registrations are accommodated by substituting a letter for one of the registration numbers, such that XXZ999Z is followed by XXA0A0A. The Federal Information Processing Standard code, used by the United States government to uniquely identify counties, is provided with each entry; the FIPS code links in the table point to U. S. Census "quick facts" pages for each county. Alabama's FIPS state code is 01. List of census county divisions in Alabama Specific General"CountyState.info Alabama". Official County Websites. Retrieved September 13, 2007. Map series showing evolution of county boundaries. Cartographic Research Laboratory. University of Alabama Department of Geography. Alabama Counties Alabama Counties Features. Digital Alabama

Ben Tilney

Benjamin Rowland Tilney is an English professional footballer who plays as a left wing-back for NIFL Premiership club Larne. Tilney has had previous spells with Brackley Town and Histon. Tilney joined Milton Keynes Dons' academy in 2004, progressing through several age groups and featuring several times for the club's development squad. In an April 2013 interview, he revealed that Lionel Messi was his football idol, that La Liga was his favourite league and that his favourite position was in central attacking midfield. In October 2014, he signed professional terms with the club until June 2016. On 11 September 2015, he joined Southern Premier side Histon on a one-month deal, extended. On 13 October, he scored his first goal as a professional in a 4 -- 1 win over AFC Diamonds. On 26 March 2016, Tilney joined National League North side Brackley Town on a one-month loan, made three appearances for the club, he made his first team debut for the Dons on 9 August 2016, marked his debut with a 25-yard goal in a 3–1 win over Newport County in an EFL Cup match at Rodney Parade.

On 14 February 2017, Tilney made his league debut. On 14 June 2017, Tilney's contract was extended until summer 2018. On 8 August 2017, Tilney re-joined National League North club Brackley Town on a season-long loan, but was recalled early in January 2018. On 8 June 2018, NIFL Championship club Larne announced that Tilney would be joining the club on 1 July 2018 following the expiration of his contract with Milton Keynes Dons. Tilney scored his first goal for the club on 1 September 2018, the winning goal in a 2–1 away victory over PSNI. On 9 March 2019, Tilney scored in a 3–0 win over Ballinamallard United to clinch promotion for the club to the NIFL Premiership, he finished the season with 37 appearances and 10 goals in all competitions from left-back and was named in the NIFL Championship Team of the Year for the 2018–19 season. As of 24 March 2019. Larne NIFL Championship: 2018–19Individual NIFL Team of the Year: 2018–19 Championship Ben Tilney at Soccerbase

Bethel, Gwynedd

Bethel is a village in Gwynedd, Wales. It lies east of Caernarfon on the B4366 road. Bethel Primary School is located in the village; the population of the village is around 1,000 people. The population of Bethel electoral ward was measured in the 2011 Census, found to be 1,395; the village population is 1,171 with 87.3% having some form of Welsh identity one of the highest figures in North Wales. According to the 2011 UK Census, 85.8% of the electoral ward's population could speak Welsh. 40.2% of the population born outside Wales can speak Welsh - the highest figure in Gwynedd. 93.7% of the population who were born in Wales could speak Welsh. Ysgol Gynradd Bethel is the main serving primary school for most children from Bethel, the community of Llanddeiniolen and the surrounding rural areas; the school educates children aged between 3–11 years old. In 2015, the school had 153 pupils on roll. Welsh is the school’s main language medium. According to the last inspection conducted by Estyn in 2012, 93% of the pupils spoke Welsh at home.

In 2015 96% of pupils were fluent in Welsh. Ysgol Gynradd Bethel was named Bethel British School and was located on a different site; the old school was opened on 11 April 1864 with 71 pupils. In October 1881 the school was reopened, with the current name. Bethel Juniors Football Club is one of the most successful junior clubs in North Wales, producing many players who go on to play at Academy level. In the 2009/10 season, the under 16s became only the second Gwyrfai League team to win the North Wales Coast F. A. Cup, beating Towyn Rangers in the final 2-1 at Denbigh Town F. C. Selwyn Iolen - Archdruid for the National Eisteddfod www.geograph.co.uk: photos of Bethel and surrounding area

El Diquís Hydroelectric Project

The El Diquís Hydroelectric Project was an ICE hydroelectric dam project, proposed to be located between Buenos Aires, Pérez Zeledón in Puntarenas Province in southwestern Costa Rica. Planned as the largest hydroelectric dam in Central America, the El Diquís Hydroelectric Project would have generated electricity for more than one million consumers, dwarfing both the Reventazón dam that opened in 2016 and the Pirrís hydroelectric plant which completed construction in January, 2011 and is set to begin producing electricity in September 2011; the PHED project would have required 7363.506 hectares of land, 915.59 hectares of which are indigenous territories, displace 1547 people. It would employ in the region of 3,500 people and the electricity produced has the potential to be exported to neighbouring countries; the PHED was suspended indefinitely by ICE on November 2, 2018. In the announcement, the executive president of ICE, Irene Cañas, cited financial issues as a primary reason for the decision and announced a series of adjustments to improve the financial conditions of the entity.

This $2 billion project was named the PH Diquis Project by ICE. In November of 2016, the Costa Rican Supreme Court ordered a moratorium on the PHED until ICE completed a consultation with local affected indigenous communities, which it had been stalling on since 2011. In October 2011, The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Costa Rica gave ICE a six-month deadline to make peace with indigenous residents in the Térraba area based on recommendations by the United Nations. In 2010, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, current CU Boulder Law School Dean, James Anaya recommended that ICE take immediate actions to open transparent dialogue with affected indigenous communities. None had been taken by 2015 when the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination wrote their Report on the Grave and Persistent Violation of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Costa Rica. Under international treaties signed by Costa Rica the International Labor Organization Convention 169, ICE must respect Térraba indigenous lands and obtain free prior informed consent prior to construction.

The PHED was slated to be part of the PPP - Plan Puebla Panama, now known as The Mesoamerica Project, or in Spanish Proyecto Mesoamérica - via SIEPAC. Oddly, SIEPAC Section 17, still unbuilt yet would serve as the transmission line, is part of what is the MesoAmerican Biological Corridor, The Path of The Tapir; the entire corridor was in the scope of the PPP. The dam's electrical operating plant is proposed at Palmar Norte some distance from the dam itself; the project includes two tunnels one gravity fed and the other electrically waters to be pumped back behind the dam. Palmar Norte is a small village located in the Diquis Valley within a RAMSAR designated watershed/mangrove region - the Humedal Nacional Térraba-Sierpe covering 32,235 Hectares, where billions of marine lifeforms are born, it is the largest wild mangrove region in Central America established as a forest park in 1977 and receiving RAMSAR status in 1995. Located nearshore to this intricate watershed is the only marine site on Earth where both subspecies of Humpback Whales congregate.

National Geographic states one of five last wild places is adjacent to this region, The Osa Peninsula. Nearshore is the protected island of Caños. Strong opposition to the project from Women of the Osa, Nature Conservancy, ASANA, eco-lodges serving the upscale tourism, international travelers who have settled in the area, nearby communities are against the dam, it is estimated over 200 sacred Indigenous sites. The current status of this project is unclear since Section 17 of SIEPAC is unbuilt because of several lawsuits pending in Costa Rica brought by rainforest-based communities in the rural Southern Zone of Costa Rica opposed to the transmission line; the small sustainable rural communities contend the transmission line destroys primal forest, significant watersheds and puts at-risk species at further risk while destroying habitats and hopes of these communities creating eco-tourism and cultural tourism. The previous version of this mega-dam was under development for over 30 years, first called the Boruca Dam.

The Boruca Dam included an Aluminum smelting operation. The Boruca and Térraba peoples won a decision against the dam and the industry. ICE moved the project upstream to the west to the neighboring Térraba Indigenous peoples lands. Instead, the Diquís would be built on the General River rather than the Térraba River and would flood some of the Valle de General; the Térraba River under the current project is where the warm waters from the electrical plant at Palmar Norte would be released. The Térraba River feeds the Humedal Nacional Térraba-Sierpe; the remote Southern Pacific Zone of Costa Rica is dependent on eco-tourism bringing improved living to locals and Indigenous peoples. To say this energy is to be used for these communities is not correct; the population across the entire region is sparse. There is no industry in the region except farms for coffee and pineapples. Representatives of indigenous organizations pressed for the ICE to halt construction plans for the El Diquís Hydroelectric Project since its inception, stating that their rights have been disregarded.

Damming the river basin will flood 685 hectares of protected land, which will force members of the neighbouring T

Conway, North Carolina

Conway is a town in Northampton County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 836 at the 2010 census, it is part of North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area. Conway is located at 36°26′16″N 77°13′36″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles, all of it land. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 836 people living in the town; the racial makeup of the town was 47.7 % Black and 1.3 % from two or more races. 2.4 % were Latino of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 734 people, 328 households, 205 families living in the town; the population density was 406.0 people per square mile. There were 356 housing units at an average density of 196.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 65.53% White, 33.24% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population. There were 328 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 18.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.5% were non-families.

35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.88. In the town, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 75.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.9 males. The median income for a household in the town was $23,250, the median income for a family was $27,386. Males had a median income of $26,932 versus $21,538 for females; the per capita income for the town was $14,969. About 24.9% of families and 24.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.3% of those under age 18 and 21.1% of those age 65 or over. Stu Flythe, former Major League Baseball player

Carolina Methodist Church

The Carolina Methodist Church is a historic church in rural Nevada County, United States, about 5 miles east of Rosston, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The simple gable-roofed wood frame church is located in Poison Spring State Forest, along an old section of the historic post road between Camden and Washington, east of the junction of County Roads 10 and 47, it is a remnant of the community of Carolina, settled in 1855. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places] January 3, 1991. National Register of Historic Places listings in Nevada County, Arkansas Media related to Carolina Methodist Church at Wikimedia Commons