According to the National Association of Counties, which maintains a complete list of city-county consolidation proposals since 1805, there are a total of forty. City and county governments can be consolidated in three different forms:
National Association of Counties. "City-County Consolidation Proposals." City-County Consolidation Proposals."Accessed March 18, 2011.http://www.naco.org/Counties/Documents/CityCountyConsolidationProposals.pdf.