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 I would say that Clinton and Columbia are quite popular. 
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Jackson and Lincoln pop up frequently.

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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.)
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There are quite a few with 'Jacksonville'.
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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

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).
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Greenville, Liberty, and Independence are fairly popular.
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Paris is decently frequent. Not as frequent as Washington though.

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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.
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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 name—Richmond 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.
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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 
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Of notable places, Bloomington. MN, IL, and IN (and more) all have Bloomingtons that have a regional draw.
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For repeating place names in one state, look at the lists of townships in Indiana and Ohio.

For example, I count 28 Jefferson Townships in Indiana and 24 in Ohio.
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I've seen lots of Concords, Portlands and Wilmingtons on the map as well.
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Lots of towns use city as part of the name

Kansas City, Iowa City, Lowry City, Y City, etc
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Highland Park seems to be popular too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_Park
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Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
« Reply #17 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 name—Richmond 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.
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Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2018, 11:21:33 PM »

Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Lincoln
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Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
« Reply #19 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.
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Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
« Reply #20 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.
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Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
« Reply #21 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)
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Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
« Reply #22 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.
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Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2018, 10:02:28 AM »

There are quite a few with 'Jacksonville'.
Or just "Jackson" or "Jackson xxx".
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Re: Other than Springfield and Washington what are popular city or town names?
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2018, 10:09:00 AM »

Columbus








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