Explorer cities of North America

Below is a list of cities across North America known to be named for famous land and sea explorers.  Frankly, I’m rather surprised there are not more. Please feel free to pass along any corrections or additions.  Peace!

Vasco Núñez de Balboa
  • Balboa, California
  • Balboa section of Panama City, Panama
Juan Bautista de Anza
  • Anza, California
Daniel Boone
  • Boone, North Carolina
  • Boonesboro, Kentucky
  • Booneville, Arkansas
Jim Bridger
  • Bridger, Montana
  • Fort Bridger, Wyoming
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac
  • Cadillac, Michigan
Kit Carson
  • Carson City, Nevada
Jacques Cartier
  • Port-Cartier, Quebec
Samuel de Champlain
  • Champlain, New York
  • Champlain, Quebec
William Clark
  • Clarkston, Washington

Christopher Columbus

  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Columbus, Georgia
  • Columbus, Indiana
  • Columbus, Mississippi
  • Colon, Panama
  • Columbia, South Carolina
  • Columbia, Missouri
James Cook
  • Captain Cook, Hawaii
Simon Fraser
  • Fort Fraser, British Columbia
John C. Fremont
  • Fremont, California
  • Fremont, Nebraska
  • Fremont, Ohio
  • Fremont, Indiana
  • Fremont, Michigan
  • Fremont, Minnesota
  • Fremont, New Hampshire
  • Fremont, New York
  • Fremont, Utah
  • Fremont, Wisconsin
Martin Frobisher
  • Frobisher, Saskatchewan
Robert Gray  (added 5/31/17)
  • Grayland, Washington
  • Grays Harbor City, Washington
  • Gray’s River, Washington
Ferdinand Hayden
  • Hayden, Colorado
Father Louis Hennepin
  • Hennepin, Illinois
Henry Hudson
  • Hudson New York
  • Hudson, New Hampshire
Louis Jolliet
  • Joliet, Illinois
René-Robert Cavelierde LaSalle
  • LaSalle, Illinois
  • LaSalle, Ontario
  • Lasalle, Quebec (now part of Montreal)
Juan Ponce de Leon
  • Ponce De Leon, Florida
Meriwether Lewis
  • Lewiston, Idaho
  • Lewisburg, Tennessee
  • Lewistown, Montana
Father Jacques Marquette
  • Marquette, Michigan
  • Marquette, Iowa
Jean Nicolet
  • Nicolet, Quebec
Joseph Nicollet
  • Nicollet, Minnesota
Peter Skene Ogden
  • Ogden, Utah
William Edward Parry
  • Parry Sound, Ontario
Zebulon Pike
  • Pike, New York
  • Piketon, Ohio
  • Pikeville, Indiana
  • Pikesville, Kentucky
  • Pikesville, Maryland
 Gaspar de Portola
  • Portola, California
  • Portola Valley, California
John Wesley Powell
  • Powell, Wyoming
Nathaniel Hale Pryor
  • Pryor, Oklahoma
  • Pryor, Montana
Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
Pierre-Jean De Smet
  • De Smet, Idaho
  • DeSmet, Montana
  • De Smet, South Dakota

Hernando de Soto

  • DeSoto, Missouri
  • De Soto, Kansas
  • Hernando, Florida
 David Thompson
  • Thompson Falls, Montana
George Vancouver
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Vancouver, Washington
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
SOURCES: en.wikipedia.org and personal knowledge
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