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Old 08-10-2013, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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What's Shelbyville's relationship to Springfield, OR? There is also a Shelbyville in central Illinois. As Illinois residents, this was evidence that the Springfield of the Simpsons was in Illinois. Before the big reveal, of course. Matt and his team really did a lot of research.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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How about Poughkeepsie, NY and Poughkeepsie, Arkansas.

Hyde Park, NY (and New Hyde Park, NY)
plus neighborhoods and other towns:

Hyde Park, Los Angeles, California
Hyde Park, Tampa, Florida
Hyde Park, Boise, Idaho, a historic district in Boise's North End neighborhood
Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, a neighborhood
Hyde Park Township, Cook County, Illinois, annexed by Chicago in 1889
Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Hyde Park (MBTA station)
Hyde Park Township, Minnesota
Hyde Park, Kansas City, Missouri
Hyde Park, Ohio, neighborhood of Cincinnati
Hyde Park, Pennsylvania, borough in Westmoreland County
Hyde Park, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Hyde Park, Memphis, Tennessee
Hyde Park, Austin, Texas
Hyde Park, a neighborhood in Neartown Houston, Texas
Hyde Park, Utah
Hyde Park (town), Vermont
Hyde Park (village), Vermont
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Nashville/Memphis
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I think about 30 states have a "Jackson" lol

Jackson Ms
Jackson Tn
Jackson Pa
Jacksonville Florida
Oh! The list goes on
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Nashville/Memphis
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Did you know Texas has a Los Angeles....ahhh haa you didnt did you lol....mmm hmm
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:07 PM
 
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How about
Barre (town). VT
Barre (City), VT

Rutland (town), VT
Rutland (City), VT
totally separate entities.

Does Vermont get Bonus points?
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Las Vegas, New Mexico is older than Las Vegas, Nevada and was once the largest and most important city in the state.

Roswell, New Mexico is of course famous for aliens and UFOs but Roswell, Georgia is twice as big in population.

Des Moines, New Mexico is a tiny town and is nothing like Des Moines, Iowa.

Hot Springs, New Mexico wished to separate itself from the innumerable other Hot Springs in the country so it agreed to change its name to Truth or Consequences as part of a challenge by the game show of the same name.

Farmington, New Mexico wishes it could come up with a catchy and unique name of its own to separate it from all the other Farmingtons in the country.

(I'm being a bit facetious with the previous two).

Madrid, New Mexico was once a ghost town and is now an artist colony that shares only its name as a similarity with Madrid, Spain.


Some other examples in New Mexico and their most widely-known counterparts:

Lincoln - Lincoln, Nebraska
Clovis - Clovis, California
Folsom - Folsom, California
Carlsbad - Carlsbad, California
Artesia - Artesia, California
Encino - Encino, California
Santa Rosa - Santa Rosa, California
Bloomfield - Bloomfield, New Jersey
Columbus - Columbus, Ohio
Milan - Milan, Italy
Socorro - Socorro, Texas
Williamsburg - Williamsburg, Virginia


Albuquerque was named after a Spanish duke, the Duke of Alburquerque. Alburquerque is a picturesque little village in Spain. There are other Alburquerques (and Albuquerques) in Portugal and all over Latin America. Albuquerque, New Mexico is by far the biggest place to bear the name, though.

Albuquerque is also a somewhat common Spanish and Portuguese surname. In the 1960s there was a foreign exchange student at Albuquerque High School from Brazil whose last name was Albuquerque.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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Lincoln - Maine, AL, CA, IL, NE,
Houston - Alaska, Minnesota, MS, MO, PA and TX.
Des Moines - IA, WA, NM
Portland - Maine, Oregon, TX, CT, IN, MI, TN.
Manila - Arkansas, Kentucky, Utah, and the Philippines.
Marquette - MI, WI, IA, KS, NE
Dayton - OH, NV, NJ, TX, TN, KY, MN, AL, WA, OR, ME, IN, VA.
Camden - NJ, ME, AR, SC, TN, NY, DE, AL, IL, IN.
Savannah - SC, TN, MO, and a Savanna in IL.
Mayfield - OH, KY, AR, GA, KS, MI, NY, PA, UT. Remember that was the hometown of the Cleaver's on the old Leave it to Beaver show. People have tried to figure which one would have been the closest fit, they never did make that clear on the show. Most felt it was Ohio.

Whew, I'm tired.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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Greenville seems like an obvious one to me but haven't seen it here.

Greenville SC, NC, MS, and probably other states.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:04 PM
 
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Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, KS
Minneapolis, NC
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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There is a Nashville and a Murfreesboro in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Arkansas. In all 3 cases, Nashville is the larger of the pair. And in each state, they are relatively close to each other, ranging from 13 to about 70 miles apart.
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