Have you tried the What County Am I In? tool? Using your smartphone, it quickly lets you know what county you are currently in…as in where you are standing or sitting right now.
And now, the What County Am I In? tool has been enhanced to also let you know what city you are in (if you are inside incorporated city limits), and what township you are in (if you are in a township).
When you go to the tool’s web page (https://www.randymajors.org/what-county-am-i-in), you’ll see a map like the following, and the listing of the city, township and county you are presently in:
In the above, county lines are also shown, and if you check the options in the lower left, you can also see the township boundaries and city limits on the map:
When you first use the tool, you will likely get asked for permission to use your current location, like this:
For the tool to function, you must allow permission to know your location. (Note, your location is not stored by this website, but only used once to determine your city, township and county.)
There are a number of reasons why knowing your current county (or city or township) may be useful, including:
- determining if you’re in your county-based sales territory (or city or township)
- recording city, township and county information when conducting field research
- performing volunteer/emergency work
- determining jurisdiction
- calculating the correct sales tax
- noting the city, township and county when doing various hobbies such as geocaching
This is evidently a pretty popular question, as Google search console shows thousands of people seeing this website listed in their search results when they search for:
- what/which county am i in
- what township am in in
- what county am i in now
- am i in the city limits
- am i within the city limits
Details: The location is based on your smartphone’s GPS location, and will typically be more accurate when you have both cellular service and WiFi turned on. Of course, the tool should not be used for legal or land survey purposes, but it’s a quick and easy way to check jurisdictions with reasonable accuracy.
Here’s a listing of all the map tools that open to your current location.