Our beautiful country we call America is known for many different things, such as our nicefeatures. They are as follows, sunflower, granite, wheat land and lakes.Shires are the districts that when the English kings divided the county into the colonies theycalled them shires. Also Bishops lost their role in county administration. The Justice of Peacewas made by King Edward the 3rd.The forms that the settlers were accustomed to were both preserved and altered. In 1643 at Jamescity, Virginia the first county government in America was formed. Even though the New Englandstates did not create counties, Massachusetts first counties were established in 1643. WilliamPenn had also established Philadelphia, Bucks, and Chester Counties in the year of 1682.The first state constitution adopted in Indiana, for instance provided for election of a wide rangeof officers in each county. In the turn of the 20thcentury counties thought out the nation werelimited by a basic law called Dillon’s Rule.