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Old 08-06-2017, 02:25 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Hopeulikit, GA.

Few do.

Climax, GA is anything but.
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Ithaca, New York
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Chattonga GA-Mirc.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:28 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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South Charleston, West Virginia which is mostly to the north of Charleston.

I wonder if there's really 29 palms in Twentynine Palms, California.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:36 AM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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I guess my hometown of Valparaiso, Indiana could also fit. Valparaiso is a Spanish portmanteau for "Valley of Paradise". It's neither in a valley nor is it paradise, or near anything that could be remotely considered a paradise. I mean it's in Indiana.

Edited to add: There is however a pretty good Spanish restaurant in the town. The only one in Indiana, apparently.

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Old 08-07-2017, 12:42 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Of course we have Kansas City in Missouri.

Also Midwest City in Oklahoma which is not always considered by everyone to be a Midwestern state.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:53 AM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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I'm also going to go with Sunnydale Washington. Census designated area in the Seattle metro. Ain't nothing sunny about Sunnydale, at least 9 months out of the year.
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Anyplace called, "_______ City" that has fewer residents than the average high school.
First one that popped in my mind is "Ore City, Louisiana." Talk about a hole in the wall...
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Ok, this isn't a town (well, it is but that's not the ironic part of the equation) - Little Hope Baptist Church in Little Hope, Texas. I mean, it's a Baptist Church - don't they teach that the Rapture could happen at any moment? Do they really mean that there is LITTLE HOPE? I mean, for most people, due to that narrow way or whatever? Or for their congregation? I mean, why name the church after the town when the name is so forlorn?
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Anyplace called, "_______ City" that has fewer residents than the average high school.
Thank you, ABQ, that's always made me a little nuts.

Not far from me is Neptune City, with fewer than 5000 residents living mostly in sagging little bungalows that were once summer rentals for the shore area. The only thing city-like about it is the high crime rate.

Another town that fits the topic is Spring Valley, NY. It has a pretty name, but it's a sort of suburban slum.

Pocono Country Place, a community inside of a larger township in the Pocono Mountains of PA is the home to a lot of people originally from the Bronx who brought their gang life with them. Murders, crime, shootings. Lovely "country" place.

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Old 08-08-2017, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Across the country there are communities named after people who did not have anything to with that community, never saw the community and possibly did not know the community even exists. Names like Charleston, Pittsburgh, Queens, Bismarck, King of Prussia, Richmond, St Louis, Louisville, etc. and many more.
Yep. Jacksonville, named for Andrew Jackson although he never set foot in the city. We even have a large statue for him in the center of downtown lol

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