The following list identifies cities and towns whose names are pronounced the same, but are spelled differently. Any additions, suggestions, or corrections, are most welcome. Enjoy!
Ashville, OH <-> Asheville, NC
Baalbek, Lebanon <-> Balbec, IN – Thank you, Dan!
Bellville, TX <-> Belleville, ON; IL, MI, and NJ
Berkley, CO and MI <-> Berkeley, CA
Bern, Switzerland <-> Berne, IN
Beverly, MA or Beverly (Hills), CA <-> Beverley, England, UK
Canyon, TX <-> Canon City, CO (pronounced canyon with a tilde above the middle “n”)
Centreville, AL <-> Centerville, OH or IN
Cheboygan, MI <-> Sheboygan, WI
Cheyenne, WY <-> Sheyenne, ND
Clare, MI <-> (Le) Claire, IA or (Eau) Claire, WI
Edinburg, TX <-> Edinburgh, Scotland, UK or Edinburgh, IN
Forest City, NC <-> Forrest City, AR
Greenville, SC or NC <-> Greeneville, TN – added 5/23/22
Haarlem, Netherlands <-> Harlem, GA – Thank you, Dan!
Hannover, Germany <-> Hanover, PA – Thank you, Dan!
Hardin, MY <-> Harden (City), MO
Haslett, MI <-> Haslet, TX
Holladay, UT <-> Holiday (City), OH
Huston, ID <-> Houston, TX
Jonesboro, IN or AR <-> Jonesborough, TN
Kabul, Afghanistan <-> Cabool, MO – Thank you, Dan!
Kalmar, Sweden <-> Calmar, IA – Thank you, Dan!
Karlsborg, Sweden <-> Carlsborg, WA – Thank you, Dan!
Leiden, Netherlands <-> Leyden, NY – Thank you, Dan!
Lewisville, TX <-> Louisville, CO
Limon, Co <-> Lyman, SC
Lindsay, ON <-> Lindsey, OH
Loreto, Italy <-> Loretto, PA – Thank you, Dan!
Lübeck, Germany <-> Lubec, ME – Thank you, Dan!
Mackinac (Island), MI <-> Mackinaw (City), MI
Malden, MA <-> Mauldin, SC
Mannheim, Germany <-> Manheim, PA – Thank you, Dan!
Marlborough, MA <-> (Upper) Marlboro, MD
Medina, Saudi Arabia or OH <-> Medinah, IL
Melville, Australia <-> Mehlville, MO
Middleburg, VA <-> Middleburgh, NY
Milwaukee, WI <-> Milwaukie, OR
Moncton, NB <-> Monkton, MD – Thank you, Dan!
Monterrey, Mexico <-> Monterey, CA – Thank you, Dan!
Montpellier, France <-> Montpelier, VT – Thank you, Dan!
Morehead, KY or Morehead (City), NC <-> Moorhead, MN
Napanee, ON <-> Nappanee, IN
Newberg, OR <-> Newburgh, IN or Newburgh, NY
Owosso, MI <-> Owasso, OK
Paris, France, IL, and TX <-> Perris, CA
Phoenix, AZ <-> Phenix (City), AL
Pierceton, IN <-> Pearceton, QC
Pittsburg, CA and KS <-> Pittsburgh, PA
Reading, PA and UK <-> Redding, CA
Savanna, IL <-> Savannah, GA
Sidney, OH <-> Sydney, Australia
Somerville, MA <-> Summerville, SC
Stanton, CA <-> Staunton, VA – yes, it is pronouced that way
Stirling, Scotland, UK <-> Sterling, CO
Strasbourg, France <-> Strasburg, PA – Thank you, Dan!
Uppsala, Sweden <-> Upsala, MN – Thank you, Dan!
Wenonah, NJ <-> Winona, MN or MS
Westboro, MO <-> Westborough, MA
Wooster, OH <-> Worcester, MA
- Personal knowledge
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