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    US cities that have state names

    I found this old list I made, of cities in the United States that share names with states in the US. This list is a chain, with each city name, except the first, coming from the state preceding. Can anyone find a longer chain?

    Wyoming, Minnesota
    Minnesota, California
    California, Georgia
    Georgia, Kansas
    Kansas, Vermont
    Vermont, Indiana
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania, Alabama
    Alabama, New York
    New York, Florida
    Florida, Ohio
    Ohio, Texas
    Texas, Maryland
    Maryland, Louisiana
    Louisiana, Missouri

    A circular chain (one longer than: New York, New York)?

    How about cities in the world that share names with countries?
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    Well I know that kind of interesting thing doesn't happen in Australia - most of our state names are very boring and descriptive! I must admit that I can't think of any cities that share their names with actual countries though.

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    I wonder how much stuff like this screws up the U.S. postal system.

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    Well here in bonny Scotland we have both a California and a Moscow!

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    Well we've got a Miami and Toronto in Australia, but I can't think of any towns named after countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archman
    I wonder how much stuff like this screws up the U.S. postal system.
    I came up with the list in order to screw up a certain corporate headquarters. When we moved into a new building, they directed us to name our conference rooms after cities. Another building's occupants had had to name their rooms after states. Evil person that I am, I submitted city names that were all also state names, so they'd appear to violate The Official Rules.
    0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 ...
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    Re: US cities that have state names

    Quote Originally Posted by 01101001
    A circular chain (one longer than: New York, New York)?
    How about:

    Texas, Maryland
    Maryland, Texas

    Sounds like a red-blue introduction.

    Starting your list with Wyoming makes it certain that you'll never get back to the very start--it doesn't have that many towns, and none of them share a name with a state.

    Since there is a Texas, Georgia (mapblast says it's in Heard County), that inserted in your list after Texas makes a circular chain of ten states.

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    Re: US cities that have state names

    Quote Originally Posted by 01101001
    How about cities in the world that share names with countries?
    Would Mexico City count?

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    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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    Kansas City, Guatemala city, Belize city...
    I have no idea of cities with the names of other countries though.
    We have a small village in Belgium called 'Buitenland', which means 'abroad' (or 'another country').

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    Peru, Indiana and Peru, Illinois

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    Slight derail but in the same general topic, my brother went to a University named after a city in Florida and located in a town named after a city in England......but never left the State of Ohio.

























    Miami (OH) University, located in Oxford, Ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch
    Miami (OH) University, located in Oxford, Ohio.
    Haha, I always loved that.

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    I've heard that booking a flight to Sydney can give unexpected results as well (I know, Sydney is not the capital, but hey!).

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    I go to college in Ohio which means a great many of my friends hail from small towns in the area. In addition to my bf hailing from Oxford, Ohio I have a good friend who hails from Dublin, Ohio and another from London, Ohio (oddly enough he has a slight British accent). For a bunch of kids from one horse Midweatern towns they sure sound like an international bunch don't they? :wink:
    Oh, and Mikal keeps informing me that there's a Cleveland in Australia that's also next to a lake (but I doubt it's as big as Erie). I've found that sort of amusing, for the record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fram
    I've heard that booking a flight to Sydney can give unexpected results as well (I know, Sydney is not the capital, but hey!).
    So, would that land you in Sydney, Nova Scotia, or Sydney, British Columbia (where the airport for our provincial capital is located)? They are on opposite ends of the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten
    Quote Originally Posted by Fram
    I've heard that booking a flight to Sydney can give unexpected results as well (I know, Sydney is not the capital, but hey!).
    So, would that land you in Sydney, Nova Scotia, or Sydney, British Columbia (where the airport for our provincial capital is located)? They are on opposite ends of the country.
    Evidently, Sydney, Nova Scotia, where we've been host to a confused and disappointed British family once or twice in the last 4 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristophe
    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten
    Quote Originally Posted by Fram
    I've heard that booking a flight to Sydney can give unexpected results as well (I know, Sydney is not the capital, but hey!).
    So, would that land you in Sydney, Nova Scotia, or Sydney, British Columbia (where the airport for our provincial capital is located)? They are on opposite ends of the country.
    Evidently, Sydney, Nova Scotia, where we've been host to a confused and disappointed British family once or twice in the last 4 years.
    Hahaha, that's hilarious.

    "Yes, Madame, we're going to Sydney for the weekend!"
    "Oh delightful! It's summer there this time of year!"
    Zing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten
    Quote Originally Posted by Fram
    I've heard that booking a flight to Sydney can give unexpected results as well (I know, Sydney is not the capital, but hey!).
    So, would that land you in Sydney, Nova Scotia, or Sydney, British Columbia (where the airport for our provincial capital is located)? They are on opposite ends of the country.
    Minor nitpick: its Sidney, BC.

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    We have a Wyoming, Michigan here. it is near Grand Rapids

    ALaska, Mich

    California, Nich

    Delaware, Nich

    Vermontville. Nich

    Washington, Mich

    Hell, Mich (honest)

    Paradise. Mich (just to be fair)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzp
    We have a...Hell, Mich (honest) ...
    Absotively posilutely...been there, and got the T-shirt to prove it.

    Rommie, all you need is someone in the club from Lima OH and you can start your own mini-UN...

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    There is also a Wyoming, New York.

    There is a Texas City and a Missouri city in Texas.*

    Arkansas has both a Paris and a Stuttgart.

    * Also an Odessa.

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    Take if from a postal worker - state named cities don't bother us at all - as long as people obey zip code and state abbreviation address rules.

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    ZIp codes? We don't need no steenking zip codes. I remember zones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaptain K
    Arkansas has both a Paris and a Stuttgart.
    North Dakota has a Karlsruhe... :-)

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    Re: US cities that have state names

    Ayuh, wan it comes t' towns with foreign names, it's hahd to beat the State of Maine. Heyah be a few.

    Androscoggin County

    Durham
    Lisbon
    Poland
    Wales

    Aroostook County

    Hersey
    Hodgdon
    Houlton
    New Canada
    New Limerick
    New Sweden
    Stockholm

    Cumberland County

    Falmouth
    Naples

    Franklin County

    Avon
    Carthage

    Kennebec County

    Belgrade
    Chelsea
    China
    Manchester
    Rome
    Sidney
    Vienna
    Windsor

    Lincoln County

    Bremen
    Bristol
    Dresden
    Newcastle

    Oxford County

    Canton
    Denmark
    Gilead
    Hanover
    Hebron
    Mexico
    Norway
    Oxford
    Paris
    Peru
    Sweden

    Penobscot County

    Corinth
    Etna
    Exeter
    Hermon
    Plymouth

    Piscataquis County

    Guilford
    Wellington

    Sagadahoc County

    Bath
    Richmond
    Topsham

    Somerset County

    Athens
    Moscow

    Waldo County

    Belfast
    Frankfort

    Washington County

    Calais
    Lubec

    Lotsa furrin names, ya betcha!

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    In addition to Hell MI, there is also a Christmas MI. My cousin lives there, on Tinsel Drive. I wonder where Heaven is?

    There is a Morocco, I believe in Indiana. But I'm not sure if it is named after the country. It may have been around a while, from before Morocco had it's current name, or was even a state. I'm not sure what Morocco called itself as a nation, before it was a colony, and eventually a state. (It was previously named Spanish Morocco and Western Sahara, possibly others also).

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    There´s a Brazil in Indiana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaptain K
    Arkansas has both a Paris and a Stuttgart.
    There´s Paris in Texas too.

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    Of course, in Florida there is Naples and Venice, in Georgia there is Rome, IIRC in Pennsylvania there is Moscow, not to mention that Georgia is in the US.

    But being an astronomy site, we should mention Mars and Jupiter.

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