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Old 08-11-2013, 02:42 PM
 
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:01 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Are there any other Kansas City situations? Where two towns border one another across a state line?

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Old 08-11-2013, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Are there any other Kansas City situations? Where two towns border one another across a state line?

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Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana, Arkansas is probably the most known outside of the two Kansas Cities. I always thought it would've been neat if they actually had laid out the cities right at the point where all three states meet (Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana) so that there would be a Texarkana in Louisiana as well.

I also think it would've been neat to have had a similar situation here in the Four Corners states at the point where all four states meet. I have no idea what name could've been chosen to encompass all four states, though. Perhaps it could've just been named Four Corners or Four Corners City.

But how about Colutarico? Or Aritahadomex?


In New Mexico and Texas there are two towns named Anthony which lie directly across the state line from each other just north of El Paso. New Mexico has a town named Texico on the border with Texas, but there's no Texico in Texas. Instead, the town directly opposite Texico is called Farwell.


There are also cases where cities with the same name are separated by national borders. Niagara Falls, New York and Niagara Falls, Ontario on the U.S.-Canada border, for example.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:39 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana, Arkansas is probably the most known outside of the two Kansas Cities. I always thought it would've been neat if they actually had laid out the cities right at the point where all three states meet (Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana) so that there would be a Texarkana in Louisiana as well.

I also think it would've been neat to have had a similar situation here in the Four Corners states at the point where all four states meet. I have no idea what name could've been chosen to encompass all four states, though. Perhaps it could've just been named Four Corners or Four Corners City.

But how about Colutarico? Or Aritahadomex?


In New Mexico and Texas there are two towns named Anthony which lie directly across the state line from each other just north of El Paso. New Mexico has a town named Texico on the border with Texas, but there's no Texico in Texas. Instead, the town directly opposite Texico is called Farwell.


There are also cases where cities with the same name are separated by national borders. Niagara Falls, New York and Niagara Falls, Ontario on the U.S.-Canada border, for example.
Or like... Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

I live in Burlington, Ontario ....not to be confused with Burlington, Vermont (I like both)
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:56 PM
 
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one truly cool location is Bristol TN / Bristol VA --- the TN-VA state line runs down State Street (imagine that name) splitting one city into two; two cities a little closer together than Kansas City KS and Kansas City MO split by a river ... its always fun to find those multiple city places
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Duluth, MN
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Duluth is in MN and GA. The one in GA is a suburb of Atlanta and was named after the one here in MN.
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:50 AM
 
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Just here in the Charlotte metro area, there's a Dallas, Denver, and Cleveland.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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I'd guess lots of states have cities named after the same people... Jackson, Madison, Lincoln, etc.

There are two Birminghams that i know of: Alabama and Michigan (Detroit suburb)
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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one truly cool location is Bristol TN / Bristol VA --- the TN-VA state line runs down State Street (imagine that name) splitting one city into two; two cities a little closer together than Kansas City KS and Kansas City MO split by a river ... its always fun to find those multiple city places
The Missouri River does a left turn at Kansas City. Kansas City, Mo.'s downtown lies south of it.

South of that point, the border is a street you cross, State Line Road. (From 39th Street north to the river, you don't even have that.)

The state line being the common city limit, there are points where, if you crossed it, you wouldn't know you've crossed it unless you noticed things like differences in the street signs. This is especially true in the West Bottoms, the old stockyards district. The reason the downtown isn't there is because this is the floodplain around the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers right at the point where the Missouri makes its turn. It was inundated twice in two disastrous floods. The first, in 1903, led to the construction of the elevated viaduct that connects the two cities' downtowns, both on high ground above the floodplain, and the moving of the Missouri city's main railroad station out of the West Bottoms. The second, in 1951, ultimately led to the demise of the stockyards and the meat packing houses that were located in it.

The better parallel to Bristol, Va./Tenn., is Texarkana, Tex./Ark. There, as in Bristol, the state line is the main road into the city as well as the main street of its downtown. ISTR the post office serving the two cities was built astride it.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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According to this web site, there are 35 Springfields in the US:

Springfield
Perhaps worth noting:

Three of Pennsylvania's ten Springfield Townships lie in the same metropolitan area, that of Philadelphia.

One, the one in Montgomery County, borders the city at its northwest corner; another, in Delaware County, is about 10 miles west-southwest of the city; the third is in Bucks County, right on its border with Northampton County.

The Montgomery County one is usually not referred to by its name but rather by the names of the communities within it (Wyndmoor, Erdenheim, Oreland, Flourtown; also Fort Washington, Laverock, Glenside, North Hills and Miquon, which are all partly located within it).

Because of where it is located, you don't hear the Bucks County one mentioned much in local media or conversation. It's mostly rural.

The website counts only two and links to a map pinpointing the Delaware County one.

And if there are 10 Springfields in Pennsylvania and that list above missed eight of them, then there must be more than 35 Springfields across the country.
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