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Meaning, the concept of organized has really no meaning for the other territories. This is a bit of a hasty conclusion. A lack of permanent residents does not mean that people never go there or never have legal or property rights that arise there. In an unorganized territory, the only places that this can be adjudicated are in the federal courts with ...


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Near as I can tell, the reason for American Samoa's Unorganized status is that there are two regions which has no true county level administrative government. The first is Rose Atoll (the southern most point of the United States territory), which is an uninhabited wild life preserve. The second, Swain Island is privately owned and mostly used as a coconut ...


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