un·​in·​cor·​po·​rat·​ed | \ ˌən-in-ˈkȯr-pə-ˌrā-təd \

Definition of unincorporated

: lacking corporate status : not formed into a legal corporation : not incorporated an unincorporated village/community an unincorporated business/association

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There is a Middelberg Street in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital, and a former stop on the Oklahoma railroad is now an unincorporated town called Middleberg [sic], in his honor. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "The Artsy 19th-Century Mansion That Housed the Dutch Elite," 5 Dec. 2018 The Yarnell Hill Fire put the unincorporated town of fewer than 700 people on the world map. Anne Ryman, azcentral, "Granite Mountain Hotshots: An untold story from the day 19 firefighters died," 23 June 2018 The unincorporated town was established in 1899 by the Georgia Southern and Florida Railway. Amy Aumick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Putnam County: Flower power reigns in tiny town," 6 May 2018 He was buried Monday, even as the small unincorporated town of Ranger tried to understand what had happened. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "‘Daddy, I can't see,' said 8-year-old soccer player. He died minutes later. | Charlotte Observer," 1 May 2018 Mineral Wells is easily the largest city in Palo Pinto County, but the county seat sits in tiny Palo Pinto, an unincorporated town with a population of less than 500. Jeff Caplan, star-telegram, "Fed-up citizens or 'radical hate group?' Politics have gone hog wild in Mineral Wells | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 28 Apr. 2018 Great Mills, where a shooting occurred Tuesday at the community’s Great Mills High School, is an unincorporated town near the southern tip of Maryland in St. Mary’s County where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay. Catherine Rentz, baltimoresun.com, "Where is Great Mills? Area where high school shooting occurred is one of faster growing in Maryland," 20 Mar. 2018 Outside of Houston, Cambodian immigrants built a small community in the unincorporated town of Rosharon, growing water spinach, called trakuon, for the Cambodian community. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Hurricane Harvey Made Strange Bedfellows in Texas," 29 Jan. 2018 The department opened an investigation Wednesday after a boy confided in a relative that West had inappropriately touched him in unincorporated Jefferson Parish, JPSO Spokesman Glen T. Boyd said. Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com, "Luling gymnastics coach rearrested Monday on new charges," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of unincorporated

circa 1732, in the meaning defined above

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