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Old 08-15-2010, 03:52 AM
 
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What are some major cities that share names with small(er) towns in other states, and how that came to be? I'd be willing to wager that very few were copycats -- Dallas GA wasn't named for Dallas TX but rather they were both named for the same person historically. Examples:

Augusta GA -- Augusta ME
Columbus OH -- Columbus GA
Athens GA -- Athens (take your pick)
Portland ME -- Portland OR
Duluth MN -- Duluth GA
Cleveland OH -- Cleveland GA
Canton OH -- Canton GA
Woodstock GA -- Woodstock NY
Jacksonville FL -- Jacksonville AL
Madison WI -- Madison GA (best small town in the USA BTW)

the list goes on and on I'm sure ...

Georgia also has HOUSTON County but it is pronounced HOWSTON and not like the Texas city.
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:01 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Newark NJ - Newark OH
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:55 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Columbia SC, MD, MO
Greenville SC, NC, a bunch of other states
Charleston SC, WV
Wilmington NC, DE
Jacksonville FL, NC
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Atlanta, GA, TX, MI
Dallas, TX, GA
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Decatur GA, AL, IL
Arlington TX, VA
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Portland Maine and Portland Oregon would have the most noteriety on this list. Here's a thread that was done last spring on it.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-...nd-oregon.html
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Searching n Atlanta
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Fayetteville NC-Fayetteville Ark

Fayetteville NC Bigger City, Fayetteville Ark bigger Metro

Pasadena TX-Pasadena Ca

Pasadena TX is only larger by 2,000 people
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Rochester NY - Rochester MN
Richmond VA - Richmond CA
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:37 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Jackson, AL, GA, LA, MS, TN,
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Newark nj
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Newark NJ, Newark CA, Newark DE, Newark NY,
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