(Encyclopedia) county [Fr., comt,=domain of a count], division of local government in the United States, Great Britain, and many Commonwealth countries. The county developed in England from the? (Encyclopedia) King's County, Republic of Ireland: see Offaly. (Encyclopedia) Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Calif. The original museum, the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science, and Art, opened in 1913. Among its important patrons was William? (Encyclopedia) Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Board of Education, case decided in 1971 by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court held that the constitutional mandate (see Brown v. Board of? (Encyclopedia) American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), largest union of public employees in the United States. It began as a number of separate locals organized by a? (Encyclopedia) Lincoln, county: see Lincolnshire. (Encyclopedia) Cumberland, former county, N England. In 1974, Cumberland became part of the nonmetropolitan county of Cumbria. (Encyclopedia) Radnorshire, former county, E Wales. In 1974, Radnorshire became part of the nonmetropolitan county of Powys. (Encyclopedia) Westmorland, former county, N England. In 1974, Westmorland became part of the nonmetropolitan county of Cumbria. (Encyclopedia) Kincardine, former county, Scotland: see Kincardineshire.