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Old 03-25-2013, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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There is a Philadelphia, MS.

Is there another Chicago, New York, or Boston?
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:54 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Springfield, Illinois
Springfield, Missouri
Springfield, Vermont
Springfield, Massachusetts
Adding to this Springfield, Oregon

Also adding to Cleveland, OH and TX
Cleveland, TN
....and Cleveland, NC
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Atlanta, Indiana

Good one.
thats a small town just north of Indianapolis.

Last edited by JMT; 03-25-2013 at 08:23 AM.. Reason: Keep your editorializing out of this.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:36 AM
 
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Orlando FL and Orlando OK (town of about 200 people). Then there are Several Orange County's. One in CA, FL and Some in the NE I think.
Orange County, NY and Orange County, NC

A lot of duplicate names derive from the fact that areas in the west were settled by people migrating from the east and just keeping the same name...it goes in shifts adding a little "newness" every step along the way, which then gets carried on further west.

Explanation/progression/examples :

New England....lots of towns named after towns in "old England". Gloucester, Boston, Salem, all of those "fords" and "shires".

Fast forward 100-150 years

Upstate NY, tons of towns named after new England towns; including ones that are "native/original" to new England. Lots of "fields", more "fords"

Go ahead another 50 or so years:

Midwest. Michigan counties/town names are almost a carbon copy of many of Upstate NY's counties and town/city names as another poster already mentioned earlier. Strangely enough they almost all come from the Rochester area.

You see what I'm getting at......and the same thing happens in the south.

Virginia and NC especially sent a lot of pioneers out west and NC especially has tons of duplicate town names in the southern half of the country.

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Springfield, CO
Springfield, UT

Glendale, CO
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:04 AM
 
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Lynchburg, VA
Lynchburg, TN
Lynchburg, MS
Lynchburg, IL
Lynchburg, OH
Lynchburg, MO
Lynchburg, SC
Lynchburg, TX
Lynchburg, ND


I thought there were only a few towns named Lynchburg- on in SC, one in TN, and the largest in VA.
I guess it was a more popular name a long time ago.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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Galveston Texas and Galveston, Indiana.

Although in true Hoosier style in Indiana it is pronounced GalVESTon, Indiana.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Edmonton, Canada
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To name a few

Albany, NY
Albany, GA
Albany, IL
Albany, CA
Albany, IN
Albany, LA
Albany, OH
Albany, MN
Albany, MO

Manchester, MD
Manchester, NH
Manchester, CT
Manchester, CA
Manchester, IA
Manchester, IL
Manchester, KY
Manchester, KS
Manchester, ME

San Juan, PR
San Juan, NM
San Juan, CA
San Juan, TX

Orlando, KY
Orlando, WV
Orlando, OK
Orlando, FL

Boston, MA
Boston, GA
Boston, NY
Boston, IN
Boston, KY
Boston, VA

Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NM

Miami, AZ
Miami, OK
Miami, FL
Miami, NM
Miami, WV
Miami, TX
Miami, MO

Worcester, MA
Worcester, NY
Worcester, PA
Worcester, VT

Hartford, AR
Hartford, AL
Hartford, CT
Hartford, IA
Hartford, IL
Hartford, KS
Hartford, KY
Hartford, MI
Hartford, NY
Hartford, OH

Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, AL
Cleveland, AR
Cleveland, FL
Cleveland, GA
Cleveland, IL
Cleveland, MN
Cleveland, MO
Cleveland, MS
Cleveland, NC

Portland, ME
Portland, AR
Portland, OR
Portland, CT
Portland, IN
Portland, MI
Portland, MO
Portland, ND
Portland, OH
Portland, NY
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I think Denver, NC is waaay more urban.
There's a Denver, IN, too. Population: 500, yet most of my relatives are from there. lol

Warsaw, IN
Bunker Hill, IN
Carmel, IN (though pronounced CAR-mel like the candy)
Rochester, IN
Winchester, IN
Montpelier, IN
Portland, IN
Geneva, IN
Decatur, IN
New Haven, IN
Auburn, IN
Waterloo, IN
Topeka, IN
Bristol, IN

Those are just ones that I know about and can think of off the top of my head. That doesn't take into considering cities named after countries, like Peru, IN or Mexico, IN or Chili, IN (pronounced with two long "I"s.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:55 PM
 
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The Simpsons springfield was names after springfield Montana. They finally released it after 25 years of the cartoon. I'm pretty sure it has a connection with the creator of the Simpsons
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