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Old 08-30-2017, 06:54 PM
 
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To add further confusion as to whether or not it's ironic, Blue Ball, PA is very close to Intercourse, PA.
Thank you, I really didn't want to have to explain that one.
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Old 08-30-2017, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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The name originates from the Blue Ball Hotel, built more than two hundred years ago, which stood on the southeast corner of the PA 23-US 322 crossroads. The inn was torn down in 1997.[2] In the early 18th century, John Wallace built a small building in Earl Town at the intersection of two Indian trails, French Creek Path (Route 23) and Paxtang (Route 322). He hung a blue ball out front from a post[3] and called it "The Sign of the Blue Ball." Locals soon began calling the town "Blue Ball" after the inn. In 1833, Earl Town officially changed its name to Blue Ball. During Prohibition, the inn changed its name to Blue Ball Hotel.[2]
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Old 08-30-2017, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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The funny thing about Intercource PA is that it's located in Amish Country, you would think people there would try to avoid such questionable names
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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The funny thing about Intercource PA is that it's located in Amish Country, you would think people there would try to avoid such questionable names
I don't know. Judging by the size of some of the Amish families, it seems they've embraced it.
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:55 AM
 
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Mexico, NY is near the Canadian border.
Florida, NY is nowhere near the state of Florida, either, about as far north of it one can get, though it could be further north.

Has a population of under 3k at the 2010 census. Again nowhere near the population of the state of Florida.

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Old 09-03-2017, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Mecca Township, Ohio is not the center of anything, or a destination for almost anyone.
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Old 09-03-2017, 09:24 PM
 
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The town of Snow Hill, Maryland, is in a very flat area near the coast, and gets little snow.

There,is a Capitol Hill district of Seattle, although the state capital is not there, but in the town of Olympia.
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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There are not, nor have there ever been, any "springs" in Colorado Springs, CO.
This! Same with Manitou Springs. Might as well call it "Colorado Beach" in that case.
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:19 AM
 
Location: crafton pa
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Florida, NY is nowhere near the state of Florida, either, about as far north of it one can get, though it could be further north.

Has a population of under 3k at the 2010 census. Again nowhere near the population of the state of Florida.



There are a few similar ones in Pennsylvania. I won't count Washington PA since it's pretty obvious why there are widely spaced places named "Washington". However, there is a town in Washington County named California, and there is another town only a 90-minute drive from California named Indiana. Not only that, but both California and Indiana are home to universities in the state's system of higher education, so PA has California University and Indiana University in addition to the towns. Finally, there is a Wyoming County in the eastern part of the state (I'm not counting Delaware County here; it is in fact close to Delaware).
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Surprise, AZ. Whats the surprise? That there's a sprawling suburb of a major city? Not much of a surprise if you ask me!
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