Start Consolidating towns

Consolidating towns

In the months since tiny Richwood, West Virginia, saw its worst flood last year, residents have been trying to clean up and recover their losses.

The word town shares an origin with the German word Zaun, the Dutch word tuin, and the Old Norse tun.

The German word Zaun comes closest to the original meaning of the word: a fence of any material. Old Irish dun, Welsh din "fortress, fortified place, camp," dinas "city").

In the Netherlands, this space was a garden, more specifically those of the wealthy, which had a high fence or a wall around them (like the garden of palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, which was the example for the privy garden of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court).

In Old Norse tun means a (grassy) place between farmhouses, and is still used in a similar meaning in modern Norwegian.

The schools were damaged after nearly 9 inches of rain fell in a brief period across 12 West Virginia counties last June, killing 23 people.

No one died in Richwood, but 80 homes were destroyed and 100 were damaged, said Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber.

Jan Hamel kisses the ecclesiastical ring of the Archbishop Leonar P Blair after the service Sunday during the St.

Stanislaus Church 125th Anniversary celebration in Meriden Sep.

In English and Dutch, the meaning of the word took on the sense of the space which these fences enclosed.

In England, a town was a small community that could not afford or was not allowed to build walls or other larger fortifications, and built a palisade or stockade instead.

Given the state of urban planning in 1821, little thought was given to the growth of the city.