Why is the place of death in the record titled "Georgia Death Index" seem to always list two counties? [closed]

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in The Tree House by Vincent Piazza G2G6 Pilot (241k points)
closed by Vincent Piazza
The first location is where they actually died.  The second location is where they lived or where the record was recorded.
Here in Mississippi where I live, We have similar problems.  We have a Como (Panola county) address but we live in Lafayette County.  When my grandfather died his death certificate says he died in Panola County because we have a Como Address, but we live in a tiny "orphaned" section of Lafayette county.  to add to this confusion, my small township has 3 counties involoved......there are those who have Marshall county as their mailing address but they live in Lafayette county

Also I have relatives that live on the state line between Mississippi and Alabama and before it was a state, the borders between territories and counties shifted so much that multiple addresses for the same location were generated.
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1 Answer

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Perhaps -- From Wikipedia : Oconee County is included in the Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area,

by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
....but it seems to always be like that (the listing of two counties), no matter where in Georgia the person died.
Here's another example:


They're all like that!  

It's like they say died in Illinois, Indiana (if they used states instead of counties)!

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