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Old 02-29-2008, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Now I've Noticed my state has A TON of cities named after famous cities.
Some of them were created before others but we'll assume they weren't
Here some obvious ones...
we have a:
Dublin Texas
Paris Texas
Athens Texas
San Diego Texas
China Texas
Atlanta Texas
Beverly Hills Texas
Orange Texas (and Orange County)
Boston Texas
Buffalo Texas
Canadian Texas
Columbus Texas
Denver City Texas
Detroit Texas
even though this is not copied off a city we have a 'Ding Dong' Texas
Egypt Texas
Flint Texas
Iraan Texas (yes with double 'a')
Italy Texas
Missouri city and Mobile City Texas
Montgomery Texas
Omaha Texas
Palestine Texas
Pittsburgh Texas
Portland Texas
Reno and Richmond Texas
Shreveport Texas
Texas city Texas
Trinidad Texas
Turkey Texas
Utopia Texas
Venus Texas
Yorktown Texas

feel free to add name that are funny...like
Hell Michigan, or Fu***** Austria....
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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So many in New Jersey (the name of the state for starters)

Jersey City
any of the Dovers
Any of the 7 Washingtons in NJ
Bayonne
New Egypt
Bogota (granted we pronounce it differently in NJ)
Oakland
Florence
Southampton
Palmyra
Berlin
Gloucester
Mount Ephraim
Waterford
Avalon
Greenwich
Orange
Verona
Mantua
Woolwich
Alexandria
Bethlehem
Frenchtown
Hampton
Holland
Lebanon
East/West Windsor
Middlesex
Brielle
Englishtown
Interlaken
Aberdeen
Ocean
Chester
Hanover
Berkeley
Manchester
Stafford
Salem
Hillsborough
Hamburg
Sparta
New Providence
Oxford

Tahiti, did I forget any??
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Missouri has towns called Houston and Mexico. Illinois has Cairo and Tennessee has Memphis.
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Newport Beach, California
Miami, Florida (The one in Ohio came first)
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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There is a Cleveland, TN.
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:49 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Des Moines,New Mexico
San Antonio,New Mexico
Cleveland,New Mexico
Cuba,New Mexico
Salem,New Mexico
Columbus,New Mexico
Milan,New Mexico
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Old 03-01-2008, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Hollywood, Florida
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Old 03-01-2008, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Dallas, South Dakota
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Originally Posted by breethecowgirl View Post
Newport Beach, California
Miami, Florida (The one in Ohio came first)
Yeah, I bet the San Diego in Texas came first...but I could be wrong.
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:01 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Many western cities and towns are named for the places their settlers came from in the east/midwest. Some of the midwestern towns are named for places back east. Some of the eastern towns are named for places in Europe. Example: Lyons Twp, Ill named for Lyons, NY, named for Lyons, France. Aurora, CO named for Aurora, Ill named for Aurora NY. Many others. There are lots of places in the Chicago area named for places in upstate NY.
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