Annexation has been the most common method of adjusting local government boundaries in the United States since the 1850's. This widespread acceptance of annexation, however, has not created uniform procedures for initiating and completing annexation proceedings. Rather, the process of annexation varies considerably from state to state.
Robert E. Spicer Jr.,
Annexation in Virginia: The 1979 Amendments Usher in a New Era in City-County Relations,
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