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Old 09-09-2006, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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When I was in Madison, I noticed something strange...there was also a Town of Madison. After doing some more research, I noticed that other cities in Wisconsin have a smaller town within them bearing the same name. What's up with that? I've yet to see that in Michigan. I know there are three places with the Lansing name, where I live...City of Lansing, City of East Lansing, and Lansing Township.
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Old 09-09-2006, 09:50 PM
 
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Default Towns are townships

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When I was in Madison, I noticed something strange...there was also a Town of Madison. After doing some more research, I noticed that other cities in Wisconsin have a smaller town within them bearing the same name. What's up with that? I've yet to see that in Michigan. I know there are three places with the Lansing name, where I live...City of Lansing, City of East Lansing, and Lansing Township.
Towns in MT are townships (not towns/cities/communities). Historically some regions (townships) took on the name of their only community. A town or township is a section (640 sq. acres), whereas a town/city/community may span any number of acres or square miles. Madison, Albany, many others in WI probably are names of both communities (villages, cities) and towns (townships). Regarding Lansing and East Lansing--that's no unusual. Various places in the country have City X and East City X or West City X or whatever.
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:43 AM
 
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Does anybody know any other cities/towns with the same name? Or maybe any of them from different countries? (For example Saint Petersburg:there is one in Russia and one-somewhere in America) If anybody has information about it, e-mail me please or write the answer here.
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:46 AM
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www.city-data.com with it's search feature can be a great help here.
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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i know there is a berlin, wi and of course berlin, germany....also in the state of WI berlin & new berlin...all I can think of right now
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Old 02-17-2007, 09:26 AM
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I know Dublin, Warsaw and maybe few others. Great topic to start in "World" forum by the way.
Let's stay in Wisconsin in this thread.
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Fairly well-known North American cities that have common names with other (mostly European) cities:

Paris Texas (Paris France)
Moscow Idaho (Moscow Russia)
Dublin Ohio (Dublin Ireland)
London Ontario (London UK)
San Jose California (San Jose Costa Rica)
Panama City Florida (Panama City Panama)
Birmingham Alabama (Birmingham UK)
York Pennsylvania (York UK)
Bristol Tennessee (Bristol UK)
Manchester New Hampshire (Manchester UK)
Cambridge Massachusetts (Cambridge UK)
Rome New York (Rome Italy)
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Old 02-17-2007, 01:38 PM
 
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Verona, WI and Verona, Italy

I think a lot of the cities with a New in it are often named after European cities

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Old 03-06-2007, 07:46 AM
 
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Default cities and towns with the sane name

Oh! thank you all for answering to my question! It all was really useful.I was writing a repert about towns, so I needed lots of information. And you helped me a lot.
And I was really glad to get these Answers.
Well, I'll be back.
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:26 AM
 
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i know there is a berlin, wi and of course berlin, germany....also in the state of WI berlin & new berlin...all I can think of right now
From what MapQuest is saying, there is two Berlins in Ohio. Also, there is supposed to be two Mount Sterlings in Ohio.
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