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Old 05-26-2009, 11:01 PM
 
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Can anyone think of a place in the past 50 years where two or more cities or towns merged there resources and populations, and then did not keep the name of either place. Instead, opting to come up with a whole new name.

The closest thing I can think of is Spokane Valley, WA, just east of the actual city of Spokane. Several unincorporated areas combined and now the whole area is officially called "Spokane Valley, WA".

I also have heard this may happen in Nebraska. Scottsbluff and Gering may merge at some point and they may rename the whole city.
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:11 PM
 
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Not in the US, but Port Arthur and Ft. William, two cities of almost equal size on western Ontario province (about 45 miles north of the MN border), merged back in the 70s and took the name Thunder Bay.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:24 AM
 
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Saguenay, Quebec is the result of a merger between four cities: Chicoutimi, Jonquière, La Baie and Laterrière. This was back in 2002, so if you look at a map or road atlas published before then, you'll see those cities instead of Saguenay.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:54 AM
 
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Fremont, California. On that note, the entire SF Bay Area should consider it.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Between 1983 and 1994, the city of Park Hills, Missouri, was formed from Flat River and four other neighboring communities, for a total populations of 8,000. I like the name Flat River better.

Lexington KY and Jacksonville FL merged with their whole county, which in effect means they merged with all the town in the county.

A number of town have merged,and then combined their name to for a single entity, like Milton-Freewater, Oregon, and Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.

Shawnee Mission, Kansas, is a "city" created by the US Postal Service, comprising 16 towns in suburban Kansas City. All 16 towns have the postal address of "Shawnee Mission KS", reagrdless of which municiplity one actually lives in. In the future, this is very likely to become a single city, which would be the largest city in Kansas.

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Old 05-27-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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Between 1983 and 1994, the city of Park Hills, Missouri, was formed from Flat River and four other neighboring communities, for a total populations of 8,000. I like the name Flat River better.

Lexington KY and Jacksonville FL merged with their whole county, which in effect means they merged with all the town in the county.

A number of town have merged,and then combined their name to for a single entity, like Milton-Freewater, Oregon, and Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.

Shawnee Mission, Kansas, is a "city" created by the US Postal Service, comprising 16 towns in suburban Kansas City. All 16 towns have the postal address of "Shawnee Mission KS", reagrdless of which municiplity one actually lives in. In the future, this is very likely to become a single city, which would be the largest city in Kansas.
Louisville did the same thing as Lexington and Jacksonville recently as well.
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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Just a few years ago, the Arkansas cities of Helena and West Helena combined to form the new city of Helena-West Helena.
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Roselle, NJ
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Hackensack and Lodi NJ were once called New Barbadoes, NJ.
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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In the late 1940s Fairfield and Osborn Ohio merged and became Fairborn.
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