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City names with three+ sets of side-by-side matching letters


Below are eleven cities in the United States whose names have three or more sets of matching letters located side-by-side. Interestingly, all are from the Southern United States. Nearly two-thirds of them (seven) come from Florida and Georgia and are a … Continue reading

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Nutty city and town names


Here’s my list of cities and towns named for or which by chance or purpose have the name of a nut in their title. Any additions to the list are most welcome. Of these, by far the largest is Walnut … Continue reading

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Seasonal city and town names


Below is my list of cities and towns with one of the seasons in its name. The list does not include community names with obvious references to water(falls) or mineral/hot (springs). Not surprisingly, “spring” is the most common season term … Continue reading

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Weaponry city and town names


Though personally opposed to individual ownership of many of the weapons listed, I thought it would be interesting to identify those communities named for or including some form of weaponry in their name. Additions to the list are welcome. Atomic City, Idaho, … Continue reading

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Heavy/precious metal cities and towns


Here’s my list of those cities and towns that are either named for metals or with the name of metals included as part of its name. As the photo of beautiful Copper Harbor, Michigan shows, some of these communities are … Continue reading

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Cities with all the vowels


Here’s my list of cities whose name contains all five of the vowels (a, e, i, o, u) in the Latin/Roman alphabet. A couple of interesting findings among the list: The majority of city names with all the vowels consist … Continue reading

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Regal and royal city names


Here’s my list of communities that include forms of royalty in their name. Please feel free to send along additions that I may have missed. Enjoy! Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada Front Royal, VA, USA King City, CA, USA King Cove, … Continue reading

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A to Z – Cities starting and ending with the same letter (UPDATE #2)


Below is my list of cities whose name, in English, starts and ends with the same letter of the alphabet. Based on the list below, cities stating and ending with the letter “A” seems to be the most common by … Continue reading

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“Right here in river city!”


Many of you will recognize the title of this post being from the musical The Music Man. In this particular case I am referring to those cities, towns, and villages named after the river that flows through or by them. … Continue reading

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