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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 3 years ago

    I always thought about that… Kansas City stretches into several counties, and both Kansas Cities are adjacent to one another, on either side of the Missouri/Kansas border…

  2. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 3 years ago

    Then, it’s funny that there are all of these Portlands, Augustas, Columbuses, Columbias, and in Maryland, there’s an unincorporated area called Texas…. and then there’s Salem, and the Ocean City in Md., NJ, Florida and Washington, and a whole other bunch of geographic curiosities….

  3. rayannina

    rayannina said, about 3 years ago

    And let’s not get into Indiana and California – both towns in Pennsylvania.

  4. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    Virginia City, Nevada
    Paris, Texas
    Moscow, Idaho
    Las Vegas, New Mexico
    Los Angeles, Texas, and Chile.

    But only one Ishpeming, Michigan

  5. stlmaddog5

    stlmaddog5 said, about 3 years ago

    Fortunately they decided to call the city East of St. Louis across the Mississippi in Illinois East St. Louis.

  6. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 3 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    And Moscow, Idaho; Memphis, Tennesee; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; London, Ontario; Even Baltimore was named after an Irish village….

  7. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 3 years ago

    @rayannina

    We also have a borough (town) named Wyoming in PA, but it is not in Wyoming County, which predates the state of WY. The borough is in adjacent Luzerne County.

  8. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 3 years ago

    @IamJayBluE

    Baltimore was named for Charles Calvert, who held the English noble title Lord Baltimore.

  9. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 3 years ago

    @IamJayBluE

    There is also a Moscow, PA, and not far from Bethlehem, there is a Nazareth. There’s also an East Berlin and a Bangor.
    In the Philadelphia area alone, there are a host of place names from the UK. Let’s start out with Bristol, Dublin, Southampton, Chalfont, Warminster, Warrington, Warwick, Solebury, all of which are in Bucks County, named for Buckinghamshire in England.
    Nearby in other counties are Horsham, Cheltenham, Chester, Lancaster, Reading (pronounced “redding” like the English town), and even Nottingham. Delaware has Dover while New Jersey has Deptford.

  10. Labyrinth

    Labyrinth GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    North Augusta, South Carolina

  11. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 3 years ago

    I work for PA’s state-owned/operated liquor store system. I had to ask customers for their ZIP Code last October.
    Where I live, in the heart of redneck country near Hershey, PA, I couldn’t believe all the blank stares that I got.
    One local customer asked me, as serious as a heart attack, “What’s a ZIP Code?”

  12. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 3 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Only one Ishpeming?
    whodathunk?

  13. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 3 years ago

    Brooklyn, Alabama
    Two Egg, Florida

  14. chasm_b

    chasm_b GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @IamJayBluE

    I thought Baltimore was named after Lord Baltimore?

  15. gmforde

    gmforde said, about 3 years ago

    I have cousins who grew up in Kansas City Mo. Their dad was an architect who worked on the restoration of the Harry S Truman farmhouse. When they went shopping, they would go across the river to the Overland Park mall. My aunt still lives in Kansas City, :-)

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