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Old 12-22-2011, 09:08 PM
 
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In Pennsylvania, there are towns named California, Indiana, Oklahoma, and even Jersey Shore. There's also a Wyoming County. So how come other states don't name any towns after Pennsylvania?
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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Not sure but there's a Philadelphia in Mississippi.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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There's a town called Pensilvania in the Caldas region of Columbia.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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Default How come no towns named Pennsylvania?

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In Pennsylvania, there are towns named California, Indiana, Oklahoma, and even Jersey Shore. There's also a Wyoming County. So how come other states don't name any towns after Pennsylvania?
Not sure but there are places directly or indirectly named after the Quaker State. Places like Penn (Pennsylvania) Station in NYC, Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC and even a village Upstate called Penn Yan for "Pennsylvania Yankee".

And according to Wickapedia, there are not one but TWO communities in England named after the state of Pennsylvania!
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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Pittsburg, Oregon?
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:15 PM
 
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Not sure but there are places directly or indirectly named after the Quaker State. Places like Penn (Pennsylvania) Station in NYC, Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC and even a village Upstate called Penn Yan for "Pennsylvania Yankee".

And according to Wickapedia, there are not one but TWO communities in England named after the state of Pennsylvania!
Penn Station (As do many train stations to this day, think both Newark and Baltimore (not sure on Balt) are also Pennsylvania Stations) retains the name from the Pennsylvania Raildoad

As far as Pennsylvania Ave, one fairly important residence at this address.

Never thought about this as a place name, England might make sense as to homage for William Penn

Also the name is quite long


Honestly though train stations have funny names if you think about it. The original Pennsylvannia (Railroad) Station in Philly was torn down when 30th Station was built. The original Penn was relocated underground and is now called oddly enough "Suburban Station" while the tallest buildings in PA sit on top of it.

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Old 12-23-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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There's a town called Pensilvania in the Caldas region of Columbia.
I always thought it was neat that Pennsylvania was the only state that had its spelling changed in Spanish aside from the states with "New," "North," "South" and "West" in their names.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:58 PM
 
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Well as far as Wyoming goes, the state of Wyoming is named after the Wyoming valley in Pennsylvania, so Penn had it first.
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:36 PM
 
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Penn Station (As do many train stations to this day, think both Newark and Baltimore (not sure on Balt) are also Pennsylvania Stations) retains the name from the Pennsylvania Raildoad

As far as Pennsylvania Ave, one fairly important residence at this address.

Never thought about this as a place name, England might make sense as to homage for William Penn
Also the name is quite long


Honestly though train stations have funny names if you think about it. The original Pennsylvannia (Railroad) Station in Philly was torn down when 30th Station was built. The original Penn was relocated underground and is now called oddly enough "Suburban Station" while the tallest buildings in PA sit on top of it.
Ja, I was wondering if someone would notice the Penn Station thing, which is why I said directly or indirectly named after the State of Pennsylvania. So you did not catch me with a mistake Kid P, not this time anyway!

From what I understand, Penn Station was built by the Pennsylvania RR which built tunnels under the Hudson River to reach NYC. Guessing the other Pennsylvania Stations got their name in the same way. Similarly, Grand Central Station got its name from the New York Central RR.

I just read about the Pennsylvania places in England, there are two of them. Wickapedia says they are named after the State of PA, not William Penn himself (except indirectly). It seems that Quakers living in England admired the religious freedom that was found in Pennsylvania and named their communities after the State.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:18 AM
 
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there is also a pennsylvania avenue in new york.
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