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Cities and Towns that Get the Point!


The following city and town names include the word “point.” Sometimes this term refers to a point of land extending into a body of water. Other times it may refer to a craggy hill or prominent point of land. Still, … 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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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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Portmanteau border cities/towns


Below is a list of portmanteau (hybridized) city and town names taken from two bordering states, provinces, or countries. In some instances they are dual cities (Texarkana, Delmar, and Texhoma) occupying both sides of the border, while others are individual … Continue reading

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Pleasant large city names


I realize that attractive or appealing large city names are subject to individual tastes and the opinion of the beholder, but I thought I would list some of my favorites to gauge the reaction of those reading this post. Often, … Continue reading

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Your community is a ghost town when…


The fifth of these satirical postings –  you know your community is a ghost town when… Nobody is reading this. “Thing” waves hello as you arrive and goodbye as you depart. No one leaves town, they only depart. No one, … Continue reading

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The places in-between


As the world continues to become more urbanized, the places in-between these pulsating urban areas are often overlooked as just blips along the expressway or dots 30,000 feet below us. While some of these places are hanging on with some … Continue reading

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Abbreviated city nicknames


Below is my list of known abbreviated city nicknames. Any additions or corrections would be most welcome. Enjoy! Ann Arbor, MI – A2 Chicago, IL – Chi-town Cincinnati, OH – Cincy Dallas, TX – Big D East Lansing, MI – … Continue reading

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Geographic terms with the most diverse usage in American and Canadian populated place-names


The following lists present those geographic terms used for the widest variety of populated place names in the United States and Canada. the figures were determined using recent road atlases and google maps. The tallies for each term are not meant to be a … Continue reading

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Fading traces of once vibrant places


Over the past weekend I was at our family’s lake cottage in Northeast Indiana. During the drive home, I had an eerie feeling that many of the small towns along my route would soon be faded memories. Even some of … Continue reading

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