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What town name is in all 50 states? The name “Springfield” is often thought to be the only community name appearing in each of the 50 States, but at last count it was in only 34 states. The most recent count shows “Riverside” with 186 occurrences in 46 States; only Alaska, Hawaii, Louisiana, and Oklahoma not having a community so named.
Is there a Greenville in every state? There is a town called “Greenville” in every state. However, Tennessee is the only only one that spells it as “Greeneville.”
What is the most common name for a town in the world? Alexandria.
What city is split between two states? Welcome to Bristol, Virginia, a city so close to its twin city, also named Bristol, that the two have nearly converged. The state line between Virginia and Tennessee runs directly through downtown, resulting in the only downtown in the U.S. divided between two states.
According to a common factoid, there’s a community called Springfield in all 50 states, but the U.S. Board on Geographic Names says that’s not true: only 34 states have a Springfield. The real champ is Riverside. Unless you live in Alaska, Hawaii, Louisiana, or Oklahoma, there’s at least one Riverside in your state.
The United States currently has 23 places named Greenville—and yet the origin of this name is not so straightforward.
There is very little info on the small town, so the residents might like to keep a low profile — and keep the spotlight off of them.
The namers of American places have even gone so far as to place heaven on earth. (That’s Swede Heaven, Washington.) No town has been named after hell.
It’s Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu. This 1,000-foot hill near the township Porangahau holds the Guinness World Record for longest place name with 85 characters.
3. ARIZONA // WHY. Why call a town “Why?” This teeny-tiny community near the U.S.-Mexico border is named after the Y-shaped intersection of two nearby highways. But because of an Arizona law requiring place names have at least three letters, “Y” became the much more existential “Why.”
Tristate, Tri-points or Triple points, aka trifiniums all mean the same thing. These are places where three States come together at a common point. Almost everyone is familiar with Four Comers in the southwestern U.S., where Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico meet at a spot in the Navajo Indian Reservation.
Five Corners is the only place in the US where five states meet.
America loves its straight-line borders. The only U.S. state without one is Hawaii – for obvious reasons (1). West of the Mississippi, states are bigger, emptier and boxier than back East.
Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia in the north, North Carolina in the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi in the south, and Arkansas and Missouri in the west. Its wiggly western border is formed by the Mississippi River. Geologists divide the land into six major regions.
The most neighborly states are Tennessee and Missouri. Each share borders with eight states. Tennessee borders Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Missouri.
California is bounded by the U.S. state of Oregon to the north, by the states of Nevada and Arizona to the east, by the Mexican state of Baja California to the south, and by the Pacific Ocean to the west.
50 states and District of Columbia
The following table lists the 326 incorporated places in the United States (excluding the U.S. territories) with a population of at least 100,000 on , as enumerated by the United States Census Bureau.
Four Corners Monument is the only place in the United States where four states intersect: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. You can stand on that spot and truly be in four states at one time.
Today, according to the US Census, Monowi is the only incorporated place in the US with just one resident, and Eiler is the mayor, clerk, treasurer, librarian, bartender and only person left in the US’ tiniest town.
As of 2018, there are 19,495 incorporated cities, towns and villages in the United States. 14,768 of these have populations below 5,000. Only ten have populations above 1 million and none are above 10 million. 310 cities are considered at least medium cities with populations of 100,000 or more.
Yes. One example is Woodbury, NY. One city is in Nassau County on Long Island and the other is in Orange County in the Hudson River valley.
Jackson County is the name of 24 counties in the United States: Jackson County, Alabama. Jackson County, Arkansas. Jackson County, Colorado.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey there are currently 34 populated places named Springfield in 25 U.S. states, including five in Wisconsin; additionally, there are at least 36 Springfield Townships, including 11 in Ohio.
Mineral deposits, or licks, seem to be the origins of many towns with strange names; Big Bone, originally named Big Bone Lick, is no exception. The town got its name from the many large mammoth bones and fossils found in the area.
The most common methods of naming places include the use of names of prominent people in the region or countries. Some places are also named after a phenomenal occurrence or activity.