Thursday, August 11, 2011

Worst City Names

Now for a completely irrelevant post...

It seems kind of confusing that there is a Greensboro in North Carolina, a Greenville in South Carolina and a Greenville in North Carolina.  Not to mention 21 other Greenvilles, plus Greeneville in Tennessee, and 7 other Greensboros.  Confusingly, many of these places are named for Nathaniel Greene, but only Greeneville, Tennessee includes the "e."

On the topic of common place names, according to Wikipedia, there are 34 populated places named Springfield in the US, including 4 in Wisconsin.  Strictly speaking about census-recognized locations, Franklin is the most common place name in the US, with 30 census-recognized locations with that name.

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