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Regions with similar-named places
« on: September 13, 2019, 11:22:56 PM »

Just a passing thought:

My county (Snohomish County) has cities named Everett and Arlington that are on two sides of another city (Marysville).

Middlesex County, MA has cities named Everett and Arlington that are on two sides of another city (Medford).

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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2019, 12:51:39 AM »

Just a passing thought:

My county (Snohomish County) has cities named Everett and Arlington that are on two sides of another city (Marysville).

Middlesex County, MA has cities named Everett and Arlington that are on two sides of another city (Medford).
Donít forget about Medford in Oregon! And Salem, which was once a colonial-era capital of Massachusetts before it was moved to Boston.
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 11:48:20 AM »

Washington in North Jersey.  Washington Borough, Washington Township in Warren County, and Washington Township in Morris County are close to each other.   In fact the first two are neighbors often confused with being one town, when in fact both have different municipalities.

Freehold is another as many think there is only one Freehold, NJ but in fact there are two.  Freehold Borough and Freehold Township also next to each other.  Again two different corporations.
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 12:09:41 PM »

Wiscon gas the Village of Pewaukee, which is surrounded by the City of Pewaukee.
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 02:08:09 PM »

Washington in North Jersey.  Washington Borough, Washington Township in Warren County, and Washington Township in Morris County are close to each other.   In fact the first two are neighbors often confused with being one town, when in fact both have different municipalities.

Freehold is another as many think there is only one Freehold, NJ but in fact there are two.  Freehold Borough and Freehold Township also next to each other.  Again two different corporations.
More confusing is the nearby township of Upper Freehold.
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 11:06:45 PM »

In NY, the Town of Russia borders the Town of Norway and contains the Village of Poland.
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 03:20:19 AM »

In NY, the Town of Russia borders the Town of Norway and contains the Village of Poland.

The only place where Norway is east of Russia...
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2019, 10:13:28 AM »

In NY, the Town of Russia borders the Town of Norway and contains the Village of Poland.

The only place where Norway is east of Russia...

Except...
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2019, 11:15:03 AM »

Washington in North Jersey.  Washington Borough, Washington Township in Warren County, and Washington Township in Morris County are close to each other.   In fact the first two are neighbors often confused with being one town, when in fact both have different municipalities.

So many Washington names in New Jersey that one was changed. I believe it's now Robbinsville, Exit 7 from I-95/New Jersey Turnpike. Connecticut's Washington is somewhere in Litchfield County. The only Washington County names I know of in New England is Vermont (home to Montpelier) and the upper coast of Maine (a.k.a. "Downeast").
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2019, 12:22:58 AM »

In NY, the Town of Russia borders the Town of Norway and contains the Village of Poland.

The only place where Norway is east of Russia...

Except...

You know, as I was posting that, I was thinking "Watch some fool find some random spot east of Kirkenes where the border is shaped just so that that's not true. Should I check in advance? Naaaah, nobody else is going to look it up..."
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2019, 01:54:54 AM »

Washington in North Jersey.  Washington Borough, Washington Township in Warren County, and Washington Township in Morris County are close to each other.   In fact the first two are neighbors often confused with being one town, when in fact both have different municipalities.

So many Washington names in New Jersey that one was changed. I believe it's now Robbinsville, Exit 7 from I-95/New Jersey Turnpike. Connecticut's Washington is somewhere in Litchfield County. The only Washington County names I know of in New England is Vermont (home to Montpelier) and the upper coast of Maine (a.k.a. "Downeast").

There is a Washington County, RI.  Most people call it South County, though.

CT is the only place where East Hampton is west of Hampton.
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2019, 06:16:28 AM »

York and Lancaster counties in SC and PA with their respective seats of York and Lancaster. Both also border each other.
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2019, 07:56:28 AM »

Washington in North Jersey.  Washington Borough, Washington Township in Warren County, and Washington Township in Morris County are close to each other.   In fact the first two are neighbors often confused with being one town, when in fact both have different municipalities.

So many Washington names in New Jersey that one was changed. I believe it's now Robbinsville, Exit 7 from I-95/New Jersey Turnpike.

Actually, Exit 7A (195).    And to be clear, they didn't change a name because there were so many towns with one name - the town itself voted to change its name to its more familiar name. That's happened several times over the years by towns, regardless if it had a duped town name or not.

The Washington Twp, Gloucester County, is mostly known as Sewell, as it utilizes the Sewell post office, which presents its own issues.  Real Sewell is actually an unincorporated area within Mantua Twp, which is the next town over.  Those people living in Sewell, Mantua Twp pay taxes to Mantua, and the kids go to Sewell School and eventually to Clearview Regional High School.  Those living in the Sewell section of Washington Twp pay their taxes to Washington Twp, and the kids go to Washington Twp schools.

If you live in the towns, it all makes sense. If you're visiting and a bit lost, you could be a good distance away from where you want to be, or contacting the incorrect town for your needs.
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2019, 05:11:36 PM »

You know, as I was posting that, I was thinking "Watch some fool find some random spot east of Kirkenes where the border is shaped just so that that's not true. Should I check in advance? Naaaah, nobody else is going to look it up..."

That is a bad bet to take on this forum. :)
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2019, 05:50:14 PM »

You know, as I was posting that, I was thinking "Watch some fool find some random spot east of Kirkenes where the border is shaped just so that that's not true. Should I check in advance? Naaaah, nobody else is going to look it up..."

I don't normally do stuff like that, but you did say the only place... :bigass:
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2019, 10:01:00 AM »

York and Lancaster counties in SC and PA with their respective seats of York and Lancaster. Both also border each other.


Don't hold me to it, but I also remembered, I believe they have the same mottos as well - the red rose and white rose city.
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2019, 09:22:39 PM »

Washington in North Jersey.  Washington Borough, Washington Township in Warren County, and Washington Township in Morris County are close to each other.   In fact the first two are neighbors often confused with being one town, when in fact both have different municipalities.

Freehold is another as many think there is only one Freehold, NJ but in fact there are two.  Freehold Borough and Freehold Township also next to each other.  Again two different corporations.
More confusing is the nearby township of Upper Freehold.
Also to mention that Upper Freehold is not even above Freehold.

Then Allentown (part of Upper Freehold) is too close to Allentown, PA.


Escambia County, FL and Escambia County, AL are neighbors.  Kent County, MD and Kent County, DE are also bordering each other.
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2019, 11:43:40 PM »

Ironwood and Iron Mountain, MI, and Iron River, MI and Iron River, WI.
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
« Reply #18 on: Today at 06:10:36 AM »

You know, as I was posting that, I was thinking "Watch some fool find some random spot east of Kirkenes where the border is shaped just so that that's not true. Should I check in advance? Naaaah, nobody else is going to look it up..."

I don't normally do stuff like that, but you did say the only place... :bigass:

What's funny about it to me is that I have enough geographic knowledge that I was thinking of pretty much the exact spot you linked...but was too lazy to double check the shape of the border there. That'll show me.
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Re: Regions with similar-named places
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Washington in North Jersey.  Washington Borough, Washington Township in Warren County, and Washington Township in Morris County are close to each other.   In fact the first two are neighbors often confused with being one town, when in fact both have different municipalities.

Freehold is another as many think there is only one Freehold, NJ but in fact there are two.  Freehold Borough and Freehold Township also next to each other.  Again two different corporations.
More confusing is the nearby township of Upper Freehold.
Also to mention that Upper Freehold is not even above Freehold.


Up stream or uphill?
Up doesn't always mean north.
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« Reply #20 on: Today at 07:21:03 AM »

Washington in North Jersey.  Washington Borough, Washington Township in Warren County, and Washington Township in Morris County are close to each other.   In fact the first two are neighbors often confused with being one town, when in fact both have different municipalities.

Freehold is another as many think there is only one Freehold, NJ but in fact there are two.  Freehold Borough and Freehold Township also next to each other.  Again two different corporations.
More confusing is the nearby township of Upper Freehold.
Also to mention that Upper Freehold is not even above Freehold.


Up stream or uphill?
Up doesn't always mean north.

I checked. Wikipedia gives a lower elevation for Upper Freehold than Freehold.
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