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Title: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: roadman65 on August 18, 2018, 08:01:13 PM
 I would say that Clinton and Columbia are quite popular. 
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on August 18, 2018, 09:40:35 PM
With google, it's hard to stump the band.
https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/most-common-town-and-city-names-in-the-u-s-a.html (https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/most-common-town-and-city-names-in-the-u-s-a.html)
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: Revive 755 on August 18, 2018, 11:53:52 PM
With google, it's hard to stump the band.
https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/most-common-town-and-city-names-in-the-u-s-a.html (https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/most-common-town-and-city-names-in-the-u-s-a.html)

I don't see Columbia, Troy, nor Eureka on that list.

This website may be helpful for this question:https://us.geotargit.com/called.php?qcity=Eureka&all=all&part=exact (https://us.geotargit.com/called.php?qcity=Eureka&all=all&part=exact)
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: Max Rockatansky on August 19, 2018, 12:17:32 AM
Jackson and Lincoln pop up frequently.
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: Beltway on August 19, 2018, 12:46:30 AM
At the other end of popularity are names that are unique.

Front Royal, VA is the only instance of that name (at least in the U.S.)
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: txstateends on August 19, 2018, 08:57:21 AM
There are quite a few with 'Jacksonville'.
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: 1 on August 19, 2018, 09:34:51 AM
With google, it's hard to stump the band.
https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/most-common-town-and-city-names-in-the-u-s-a.html (https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/most-common-town-and-city-names-in-the-u-s-a.html)

I'm not sure how that's counting them. There shouldn't be more than one Washington per state, since "Washington Township" isn't being included (the number would be over 100 if it was).
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: SCtoKC on August 19, 2018, 12:05:29 PM
Greenville, Liberty, and Independence are fairly popular.
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: Hurricane Rex on August 19, 2018, 01:24:42 PM
Paris is decently frequent. Not as frequent as Washington though.

LG-TP260

Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: Beltway on August 19, 2018, 03:04:49 PM
I'm not sure how that's counting them. There shouldn't be more than one Washington per state, since "Washington Township" isn't being included (the number would be over 100 if it was).

"Occurrences of Place Name Nationwide"

Cities and towns, counties, and townships.  Virginia doesn't have townships, but there are a number of cases where a county has the same name as a city or town.
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: 1995hoo on August 19, 2018, 04:10:30 PM
I'm not sure how that's counting them. There shouldn't be more than one Washington per state, since "Washington Township" isn't being included (the number would be over 100 if it was).

"Occurrences of Place Name Nationwide"

Cities and towns, counties, and townships.  Virginia doesn't have townships, but there are a number of cases where a county has the same name as a city or town.

That's true in North Carolina as well, among others, and like in Virginia, the county isn't necessarily near the city or town with the same nameóRichmond County, Virginia, is on the Northern Neck, for example, and in North Carolina Rockingham County is up on the Virginia state line while the city of Rockingham (where the lamented NASCAR speedway is located) is down near the South Carolina state line in (amusingly, given my Virginia example) Richmond County.

Come to think of it, Virginia has a Washington County in far Southwest Virginia (county seat is Abingdon), quite far away from the small town (population 135 as of the last census) of Washington, Virginia, that's the county seat of Rappahannock County and is better known as "Little Washington" due both to the proximity to the Nation's Capital and to the absolutely outstanding Inn at Little Washington located in town.
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: jp the roadgeek on August 19, 2018, 11:11:00 PM
Penn Township is pretty popular in Pennsylvania.

Fairfield is pretty popular.  Also many that are named after places in the UK such as Manchester, Windsor, Bristol, Middletown, Albany, Plymouth, Chester, Woodbury to name a few 
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: Zmapper on August 19, 2018, 11:37:49 PM
Of notable places, Bloomington. MN, IL, and IN (and more) all have Bloomingtons that have a regional draw.
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: GenExpwy on August 20, 2018, 05:14:37 AM
For repeating place names in one state, look at the lists of townships in Indiana (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Indiana_townships) and Ohio (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_townships_in_Ohio).

For example, I count 28 Jefferson Townships in Indiana and 24 in Ohio.
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: Henry on August 20, 2018, 09:53:13 AM
I've seen lots of Concords, Portlands and Wilmingtons on the map as well.
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: US71 on August 20, 2018, 10:37:32 AM
Lots of towns use city as part of the name

Kansas City, Iowa City, Lowry City, Y City, etc
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: Stephane Dumas on August 20, 2018, 10:52:34 AM
Highland Park seems to be popular too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_Park
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: The Nature Boy on October 21, 2018, 10:17:42 PM
I'm not sure how that's counting them. There shouldn't be more than one Washington per state, since "Washington Township" isn't being included (the number would be over 100 if it was).

"Occurrences of Place Name Nationwide"

Cities and towns, counties, and townships.  Virginia doesn't have townships, but there are a number of cases where a county has the same name as a city or town.

That's true in North Carolina as well, among others, and like in Virginia, the county isn't necessarily near the city or town with the same nameóRichmond County, Virginia, is on the Northern Neck, for example, and in North Carolina Rockingham County is up on the Virginia state line while the city of Rockingham (where the lamented NASCAR speedway is located) is down near the South Carolina state line in (amusingly, given my Virginia example) Richmond County.

Come to think of it, Virginia has a Washington County in far Southwest Virginia (county seat is Abingdon), quite far away from the small town (population 135 as of the last census) of Washington, Virginia, that's the county seat of Rappahannock County and is better known as "Little Washington" due both to the proximity to the Nation's Capital and to the absolutely outstanding Inn at Little Washington located in town.

Another North Carolina one:

There is an Ashe County, North Carolina but neither Asheville or Asheboro are located there. The fact that Nashville is located in Nash County seems to be an exception to the general rule in NC and Virginia.

South Carolina on the other hand is reasonably good about keeping towns in their same name counties. Dillon is in Dillon County, Florence is in Florence County, Darlington is in Darlington County, Marion is in Marion County.....etc.
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: Beltway on October 21, 2018, 11:21:33 PM
Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Lincoln
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: bing101 on October 22, 2018, 08:07:47 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairfield




Fairfield is a popular city name but California and Connecticut are the most notable examples using this name.
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: webny99 on October 22, 2018, 09:41:37 AM
Monroe is very, very popular for counties and towns. Less so for cities, though there are some.

Most former presidents - at least the significant ones - have multiple namesakes in every state.
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: 1 on October 22, 2018, 09:49:32 AM
Most former presidents - at least the significant ones - have multiple namesakes in every state.

Some of them aren't named for the presidents though. (Lincoln MA and NH, every Clinton, and many others)
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: webny99 on October 22, 2018, 09:59:01 AM
Most former presidents - at least the significant ones - have multiple namesakes in every state.
Some of them aren't named for the presidents though. (Lincoln MA and NH, every Clinton, and many others)

Yes, coincidence in some cases. There were famous Clintons before the president, and Lincoln is a city in the UK.

It is pretty safe to assume most of the Washingtons, Jeffersons, Madisons, and Monroes are named for their respective Presidents.
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: michravera on October 22, 2018, 10:02:28 AM
There are quite a few with 'Jacksonville'.
Or just "Jackson" or "Jackson xxx".
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: abefroman329 on October 22, 2018, 10:09:00 AM
Columbus








Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: michravera on October 22, 2018, 10:13:12 AM
I would say that Clinton and Columbia are quite popular.

With only 40 non-living presidents and 365 days of the year, more things get named for presidents than feast days. In the Latin World, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian explorers, after naming features for all of the important people in their parties, often resorted to naming features after the feast day on which they were discovered (or near which they were discovered or named). Nacimiento Lake was named for Christmas, Ano Neuvo Beach for New Year's Day, and San/ta almost-everything for the feast day.

This results in a lot of duplication amongst California, Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico or the Caribbean. Occasionally, there are masculine vs. feminine forms and mild shifts in local pronunciation owing to dialectical differences either at the time of naming or the progress of the local accent.

As an aside: A city in Texas and California sharing the last 8 letters in common that don't rhyme ....

















Amarillo and Camarillo.

Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: golden eagle on March 16, 2019, 06:36:59 PM
Thereís quite a few Decaturs.
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: nexus73 on March 16, 2019, 07:34:02 PM
In Oregon as well as Minnesota, there is a Cottage Grove.  In Oregon there is a Pleasant Hill.  Go to Utah and see what happens when the names get mixed.  You wind up with Pleasant Grove!

In Oregon, Springfield and Albany are larger (for our state) cities and they are 40 miles apart.  Louisiana has the same two names but those are small towns only 6 miles apart.

In Oregon, Salem is the state capital. Utah's Salem is a small town. 

Ontario is in Eastern Oregon.  Ontario as a province is in Eastern Canada.  Ontario as a large suburban (to LA) city is in SoCal.

Want the Bends?  Oregon has a Bend and a North Bend.  The first is in Central Oregon and the second is on the southern coast.  Washington has a North Bend and it is in ski country.  Nebraska has a North Bend along the Platte River as I recall.  Indiana has a South Bend, home to Notre Dame's Fighting Irish.

If I had to guess which Oregon incorporated city names would be found the most outside the Beaver State, the two I would go with would be Lakeside and Lakeview.  There are a lot of lakes in the USA after all!

Rick
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: Big John on March 16, 2019, 07:44:50 PM
^^ There is also a Cottage Grove WI, along with West Bend in WI
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: nexus73 on March 16, 2019, 07:48:45 PM
^^ There is also a Cottage Grove WI, along with West Bend in WI

Kewl beans!  Wisconsin also has a Marshfield, which is the city of Coos Bay's original name (changed in 1943).  Oregon's Milwaukie is a bit different than Wisconsin's Milwaukee.  I wonder why they are spelled differently?

Rick
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: KEVIN_224 on March 17, 2019, 08:54:22 PM
Well there Pittsburgh, PA...along with Pittsburg, NH and Pittsburg, KS.

Connecticut is nearly uniform with each county having a town or city with the same name:

Litchfield
Hartford
Tolland
Windham
Fairfield
New Haven
Middlesex (closest match is Middletown)
New London
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: inkyatari on March 18, 2019, 05:13:09 PM
I'd say Plainfield is fairly popular.
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: dvferyance on March 18, 2019, 06:48:59 PM
I would say that Clinton and Columbia are quite popular.
Right but the Clinton has nothing to do with the President. They were named long before.
Title: Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
Post by: Big John on March 20, 2019, 10:50:16 AM
Another one is Pulaski, with 7 counties and plenty of locations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulaski