Etymologie, Etimología, Étymologie, Etimologia, Etymology, (griech.) etymología, (lat.) etymologia, (esper.) etimologio
US Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Estados Unidos de América, États-Unis d'Amérique, Stati Uniti d'America, United States of America, (esper.) Unuigintaj Statoj de Ameriko
Ort, Sitio, Lieu, Luogo, Place, (esper.) lokoj
America's Literary-Named Towns
From Bardstown, Kentucky, to Winnie, Texas, take our tour of America's literary-named towns.
- Bardstown, KY
- Beckett, NJ
- Beecher, IL
- Booker, TX
- Dickens, TX
- Esmeralda, NV
- Faulkner, AR
- Fitzgerald, GA
- Gilt Edge, TN
- Hedwig Village, TX
- Hemingway, SC
- Huxley, IA
- Ivanhoe, VA
- Koontz Lake, IN
- Melville, NY
- Orwell, VT
- Page, AZ
- Pagedale, MO
- Pageland, SC
- Reading, PA
- Readington, NJ
- Readlyn, IA
- Readsboro, VT
- Romeo, CO
- Sleepy Hollow, NY
- Ulysses, KS
- Wharton, NJ
- Whitman, MA
- Winnie, TX
The second oldest town in Kentucky, Bardstown was established in 1780. While the name does sound pleasingly Shakespearean, the town was named for David and William Bard, brothers who procured the land and planned the town. Today, Bardstown has a population of about 12,000 and is most famous for its impressive production of bourbon. Every year the town hosts the week-long Kentucky Bourbon Festival, which consists of dozens of events celebrating the smoky-sweet spirit. Bardstown is also home to “My Old Kentucky Home State Park”, named for 19th-century songwriter Stephen Foster, who wrote iconic songs such as Oh, Susanna! and Camptown Races.
As of 2007, the population of Beckett was just over 5,200 people. Beckett itself is listed as an unincorporated area of Logan Township, of the County of Gloucester of New Jersey. It has a total area of 1.8 square miles, and no hotel, that we can find (so it seems unlikely that famed Irish playwright Samuel Beckett ever actually stayed there…perhaps its good citizens look out their windows and watch for him, forever waiting…waiting for Beckett). If you’re planning to travel to Beckett, apparently you have little chance of volcano activity, but a decent chance of being the victim of a tornado. Know your potential disasters before traveling!
Actually named for 19th-century clergyman and abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher (of whom T.L. Miller, the town founder, was a big fan) (and not for Uncle Tom’s Cabin author Harriet Beecher Stowe after all), Beecher is a wee berg in Northeastern Illinois, covering a total of 2.1 square miles. Its rich history includes the breeding of Hereford cattle and the 1869 construction of a railroad depot, still in Beecher to this day, and now home to the village’s historical society.
We all know about the marvelous Man Booker Prize for fiction, now over 40 years old and going strong. But has anyone ever told you the prize was named for Booker, Texas, a one-mile-square town just a few miles shy of the Oklahoma border? No, well, good, because that would be a lie. Regardless, Booker boasts a suitably bookish name, and we like that about it. It used to actually be IN Oklahoma, but moved seven miles south in 1919 to be closer to the new Santa Fe Railroad. And it’s been Booker, Texas ever since.
Dickens, Texas was neither named for the legendary English novelist, nor the exclamation "What the Dickens?!", but rather for J. Dickens, who died at The Alamo. We can’t tell you what the J. stands for. We can tell you, however, that fewer than 500 people live there, that it is the (unofficial) Wild Boar Capital of Texas, and that the city is tremendously proud of their two-storey, beautiful 1909 stone prison, which has a capacity for eight prisoners.
Okay, you got us - Faulkner County actually has nothing to do with William Faulkner. But while there may not be much fury, there certainly is sound - the town was actually named for renowned fiddle composer Colonel Sandy Faulkner, who wrote "The Arkansas Traveler". And if you’re in the neighborhood May 4th - 6th, you can witness the World Famous Championship Toad Races. Kenneth Grahame would have loved that, of course.
It was not F. Scott, but rather a former Union army drummer boy named Philander H. Fitzgerald for whom the town of Fitzgerald, GA was named. Founded in 1896 by and for Civil War vets, the city now has a population of over 9,000. While it unsurprisingly boasts much in the way of historical Civil War tributes, Fitzgerald is also well-known for its Wild Chicken festival, which includes the Miss Wild Chicken Pageant, a Wild Chicken 5k Sprint, a Crowing Contest, and but of course, a famed chicken wing-eating contest.
Gilt Edge, TN
The wee 3-miles-square city of Gilt Edge is located in Tipton County, Tennessee and is home to fewer than 500 people. While the city does not seem to live up to its shining, golden name with much in the way of literary events, we were pleased to learn that if we stopped by to try to find a bookshop, we could also stumble upon the world’s oldest bar-b-que cooking contest, a festival of trees, and various equestrian events.
Hedwig Village, TX
Hedwig Village, so named for the 19th-century German immigrants who settled it (and not, sadly, for Harry Potter’s clever and moody snowy owl), is in East Texas, and part of Harris County. While Hedwig Village might be geographically small at less than one square mile, and their postal addresses must use ‘Houston’, they do operate their own police force. Safety first, after all.
There are so many small, barbecue towns with big, literary names, and Hemingway is no exception. Located in the Central Eastern region of South Carolina, is home sweet home to fewer than 600 souls, calls itself the Barbecue Capital of the world, and is known for its annual BBQ-Shag Festival, Tupperware (a leading industry in Hemingway), and its rich history in tobacco and cotton farming. It gets its name from one Dr. W.C. Hemingway, and not from Papa Ernest.
Huzzah, a real literary reference! While Huxley, Iowa was not actually named for Aldous Huxley, it was named for his grandfather, famous English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley, after his nephew, S.S. Merrill, who planned the village. Huxley was known as "Darwin’s Bulldog" for fiercely supporting Darwin’s theories of evolution. Today, the city of Huxley is a brave new world known as the Heart of the Prairie and puts on an annual 3-day shindig known as Prairie Fest, with live music, a parade, vendors and much more.
Well, you won’t find many Saxon lords in the Virginia version of Ivanhoe. But if you’re looking for several horse-themed attractions like a horse camp and an equestrian campground, or a vineyard and winery, or an herb farm, or a heritage museum, Ivanhoe, Virginia, situated on the New River in the Appalachian Mountains may be just the ticket for you.
Koontz Lake, IN
If you’ve ever read any of Dean Koontz’s novels, you’ll be very relieved to know that the town is not, in fact, named for him. And thank goodness - unspeakable horror should not be the basis for a town. Rather, Samuel Koontz, who owned a nearby mill and had the foresight to build a dam on the lake to power it, was the namesake for this four-mile town in Northwest Indiana.
Melville is a hamlet (hey, more literary references!) located on Long Island in New York state. It used to be known as Sweet Hollow, but became Melville in 1854. There has been speculation and debate as to the history of the name - while Herman Melville, famed author of Moby Dick was being published at the time, others point to the wealth of honeybees found in the area as a source - the latin name for honeybee is close to "Melville".
In Orwell, Vermont, there are cameras on every building, recording 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the citizens of the town must daily take part in the Two Minute Hate… okay, not really. In fact, the 49-square-mile town turns 250 in 2013. Among other attractions, tourists can enjoy seven miles of hiking and history at Mount Independence and learn about being a Revolutionary War soldier, all while being joyfully free from the Thought Police. Perhaps 'Orwellian' need not be a bad thing.
Called “The Biggest Little Town in the Desert”, Page, Arizona fancies itself an adventure town where you can find boating, off-roading, cycling, hiking, and whitewater-rafting. No mention of reading, though, despite the bookish name, so you might want to bring your own books to be sure your downtime needs are met. With its stunning red rocks and beautiful Western scenes, many films have been shot in and around Page, including Superman 3 and Planet of the Apes.
With all apologies and due respect to the undoubtedly lovely and charming population (approximately 3,000) of Pagedale, in Eastern Missouri, we could find almost no information about what to expect were we to go there. However, there is at least one bookstore - Mystic Valley Bookstore - so we expect we’d be happy as clams in Pagedale. I imagine we would be welcomed with scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and a porch swing with a cat on it. And stacks and stacks of books, of course.
I’m picturing an idyllic, 50s-style landscape with picket fences, and when it rains, it rains the pages of books, and everyone in town scrambles to collect them and put them in order. In actuality, Pageland, near the North Carolina state line, has been flourishing as a town since a railroad put down tracks in 1900. The railroad executive who chose that location was named Adolphus High “Dolly” Page - and the town became Pageland in gratitude. Nowadays, Pageland throws a heck of a Watermelon Festival every July.
Actually pronounced REH-ding, we of course prefer REE-ding, whether we’re in Pennsylvania or anywhere else. We learned something, though - apparently the “Reading Railroad” in the Monopoly game is also pronounced REH-ding, as that is where the city took its name. Reading has been known as “The Pretzel City”, as it one time had an inordinate number of pretzel bakeries, and as “Baseballtown” because of its long and diverse history with the sport. Reading is also famous for its involvement in the railroad industry. Modernist poet Wallace Stevens hailed from Reading.
Readington Township, New Jersey is home to a once-active volcano shaped like a ring called Cushetunk Mountain. Made up of 17 villages, the township comprises just under 48 square miles of land. Today the area offers visitors the chance to visit properties known as The Readington Museums, dedicated to the promotion and preservation of early New Jersey history. Farming practices, early textiles and other examples of young New Jersey culture can be celebrated here.
Located in Bremer County in the Northeastern region of Iowa, Readlyn has a sense of humor. Visitors to the town will be greeted by a sign reading “857 friendly people, & one old GRUMP” with an illustration of a frowning curmudgeon. The town hosts an annual event, “grump days”, in which among other things, one lucky citizen will be elected Grump. The event takes place over a weekend, with the crowning of the Grump typically taking place on the Friday evening.
It was for an early landholder, John Reade, that Readsboro was named. Events in and around the town of over 800 include a tea-tasting, a winter carnival, and more. But there is another pleasingly bookish association besides the town’s name - singer and guitarist Nick Zammuto is from Readsboro, and he and cellist Paul de Jong are the founding members of the eclectic and popular musical duo The Books. No word on whether Zammuto's growing up in Readsboro contributed to the naming of The Books.
Legend has it that in 1589, William Shakespeare visited what is now the site of Romeo, Colorado in search of a rare form of ink said to be virtually impossible to smear. Whilst there, he fell ill with a terrible fever which caused night terrors, profuse sweating, and - most astonishingly - an overwhelming case of lovesickness. The story goes that every doctor and nurse who visited Shakespeare’s bedside immediately became the object of the Bard’s most ardent and embarrassing affection. None of this is true, of course, but fact is so often less interesting than fiction.
Sleepy Hollow, NY
On the Eastern bank of the Hudson River, the village of Sleepy Hollow is home to just shy of 10,000 people. Sleepy Hollow cemetery, where Washington Irving (who of course wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the terrifying tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman) is buried, resides in the village. Sleepy Hollow was originally known as North Tarrytown, but residents voted to change it in 1996. These days, visitors can enjoy all manner of Washington Irving-related events and tours, including visiting his graveside, if they promise not to lose their heads.
The motto of Ulysses, Kansas is "A city on the move". But they’ve never moved as far as Ireland, and the name has nothing to do with James Joyce. Perhaps it means they’re going on an Odyssey of some kind. But there is plenty going on in Ulysses (and it sounds much more cheerful than Dublin - it seems to be a mecca for golf, camping and shopping).
Wharton used to be known as Port Oram, but was changed by referendum to Wharton in 1902. But Edith wasn’t there currying favor or buying votes or anything - the new name came from Joseph Wharton, well known in the mining industry at the time. It’s not a town without its legend - Kirk Alyn, the first man to play Superman onscreen, in 1948 - was born in Wharton.
At first we were disappointed to learn that Whitman was not named for Walt, but rather Augustus Whitman, a man who grew up in the area. But disappointment went out the window when we learned what Whitman is best known for - being the birthplace of the chocolate chip cookie, invented at the Toll House Inn by one Ruth Graves Wakefield. Wakefield made a deal with Nestle: they printed her recipe on their chocolate packages, and she got a lifetime supply of chocolate. Delicious. The town also enjoyed a longtime boom in the shoemaking industry, at one time home to over 20 shoe factories.
Not named for Winnie the Pooh/Winnie the Bear, but actually for Fox Winnie (which still sounds like a great children’s book title), a railroad contractor, Winnie, Texas nonetheless sounds like a town worth visiting. Home to a somewhat famous monthly flea market and the annual Texas Rice Festival, if that isn’t enough to draw you in, Winnie also lays claim to one of the world’s tallest structures - the Winnie Cumulus Broadcasting Tower at nearly 610 meters tall.
A mountain range in the Eastern United States. From the Delaware Amerind "alleghany" = "mountain without end".
"ANS" steht für "American Name Society".
The "American Name Society" was founded in 1951 to promote onomastics, the study of names and naming practices, both in the United States and abroad. It is a non-profit organization that seeks to find out what really is in a name, and to investigate cultural insights, settlement history, and linguistic characteristics revealed in names.
Focusing on the understanding of names in all forms, the Society provides members with several vehicles for the discussion and publication of onomastic theory, views and concepts:
- * an annual meeting
- * regional meetings
- * NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics
- * the ANS Bulletin
- * the ANS-L email discussion listserve
- * the Ehrensperger Report
The Columbia Gazetteer of North America
Edited by Saul B. Cohen
With 50,000 entries, this most comprehensive encyclopedia of geographical places and features will prove invaluable to anyone for whom places hold fascination and who require accurate data about them. It covers every incorporated place and county in the United States, along with several thousand unincorporated places, special-purpose sites, and physical features, as well as Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
- Añasco - Alba
- Albanel - Amalga
- Amana - Apache Mountains
- Apache Pass - Ashepoo River
- Asher - Ayton
- Ayutla - Barnard
- Barnard - Beaver
- Beaver Bay - Berkeley Hills
- Berkeley Lake - Bison
- Bisonó - Bogue
- Bogue Chitto - Bradleyville
- Bradner - Brower
- Browerville - Buttonwoods
- Butts - Campos Point
- Camp Parole - Carmel River
- Carmel Valley - Cave Spring
- Cave Springs - Chantrey Inlet
- Chantry Island - Chickaloon
- Chickamauga - Ciudad Camargo
- Ciudad Cerralvo - Coamo River
- Coapilla - Comerford Dam
- Comerío - Cornwallis River
- Cornwells Heights - Crimora
- Cripple Creek - Cuyahoga
- Cuyahoga Falls - Del Aire
- Delake - Dillon
- Dillon Lake - Dryberry Lake
- Dry Branch - East Canton
- East Cape Girardeau - Edgecumbe
- Edgecumbe - Elmo
- El Modena - España
- Espaillat - Farmers Branch
- Farmersburg - Florien
- Florin - Fort Saint James
- Fort Saint John - Frémont Peak State Park
- Frobisher Bay - Gayville
- Gearhart - Glenshire-Devonshire
- Glenside - Grand Etang
- Grandeza - Green Pond
- Greenport - Gypsum
- Gypsumville - Harpers Ferry
- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park - Hellam
- Hellertown - Hinchinbrook Entrance
- Hinchinbrook Island - Horse Cave
- Horse Creek - Huásabas
- Hussar - Iroquois Falls
- Iroquois River - Jeannette
- Jeannette - Kabáh
- Kabinakagami Lake - Kennebecasis River
- Kennebunk - Kirkpatrick
- Kirksville - Lac qui Parle River
- Lamar - Laurierville
- Laurin - Lewisberry
- Lewisburg - Little Sioux
- Little Smoky River - Lostine
- Lost Mine Peak - MacGregor
- Machesney Park - Manito
- Manitoba - Martell
- Martelle - McArthur
- McArthur-Burney Falls State Park - Mendocino
- Mendocino - Milford
- Milford Center - Mizzen Topsail
- Môle-Saint-Nicolas - Moose Mountain
- Moose Pass - Mount Shasta
- Mount Snow - Naples Manor
- Naples Park - New Burnside
- Newbury - Ánimas Trujano
- Nimbus - North Hudson
- North Huntingdon - Oak Grove
- Oakham - Old Rampart
- Old Ripley - Ossabaw Island
- Osseo - Palmhurst
- Palmillas - Paul Smiths
- Pauls Valley - Perley
- Perlican Island - Pinelands National Reserve
- Pine Lawn - Pohatcong Mountain
- Poinciana Place Park - Porto Rico
- Port Penn - Progreso Lakes
- Progress - Qulin
- Quoddy - Red Lodge
- Red Lodge Creek - Rigby
- Riggins - Roff
- Roger Mills - Runnells
- Runnels - Sainte Agnès de Charlevoix
- Salamanca - Sandy Hook
- Sandy Hook Bay - San Martín de Bolaños
- San Martín de las Pirámides - Santa Fe Baldy
- Santa Fe Dam - Sardis
- Sardis City - Seboeis Lake
- Seboeis River - Shefford
- Sheho - Sinaloa
- Sinaloa de Leyva - Solomons
- Solomonsville - South Shore
- Southside - Starvation Peak
- Starvation Reservoir - Sudzal
- Sue Peaks - Taconite
- Taconite Harbor - Tekal de Venegas
- Tekamah - Therma
- Thermal - Tlapa de Comonfort
- Tlapanalá - Tres Cruces
- Tres Hermanas Mountains - Twin Bridges
- Twin Brooks - Valier
- Valinda - Vieux-Habitants
Vieux Desert - Walker Pass
Vieux Desert, Lac | Vieux Fort | View Cove | View Park-Windsor Hills | Vigía, Punta de la | Vigas, Las | Vigie Beach | Vigie Peninsula | Vigo | Viking | Vilano Beach | Vilas | Villa | Villa Adalberto Tejeda | Villa Ahumada | Villa Aldama | Villa Altagracia | Villa Alvarez | Villa Azueta | Villa Chalcatongo | Villa Clara | Villa Comaltitlán | Villa Corona | Villa Coronado | Villa Corregidora | Villa Corzo | Villa Cuauhtémoc | Villa Díaz Ordaz | Villa de Allende | Villa de Arista | Villa de Arriaga | Villa de Cecilia | Villa de Cos | Villa de Etla | Villa de García | Villa de Guadalupe | Villa de la Paz | Villa del Carbón | Villa del Pueblito | Villa del Refugio | Villa de Álvarez | Villa de Ramos | Villa de Reyes | Villa de San Sebastían | Villa de Tamazulapam del Progreso | Villa de Tezontepec | Villa de Zaachila | Villa de Zaragoza | Villa Escalante | Villa Escobedo | Villaflores | Villa Frontera | Villa García | Village Green | Village Mills | Village of the Branch | Village Park | Village Shires | Villa Gonzáles Ortega | Villagrán | Villa Grove | Villa Guerrero | Villa Gustavo A. Madero | Villa Heights | Villahermosa | Villa Hidalgo | Villa Hills | Villa Jara | Villa Jaragua | Villa Jiménez | Villa Juárez | Villa la Trinitaria | Villalba | Villaldama | Villa López | Villa Álvaro Obregón | Villa Madero | Villa Mainero | Villamar | Villa Mariano Matamoros | Villa Matamoros | Villa Morelos | Villa Nicolás Romero | Villanova | Villanueva | Villa Obregón | Villa Ocampo | Villa Park | Villa Pesqueira | Villa Purificación | Villard | Villa Rica | Villa Rivas | Villas, Las | Villa Sola de Vega | Villa Tejupam de la Unión | Villa Tenares | Villa Unión | Villa Vasquez | Villa Vicente Guerrero | Villa Victoria | Ville Lasalle | Ville Marie | Ville Marie du Montréal | Villemontel | Ville Platte | Villisca | Vilna | Vilonia | Vina | Vinalhaven | Vincennes | Vincent | Vincentown | Vinco | Vine Grove | Vine Hill | Vineland | Vineyard | Vineyard Haven | Vineyard Sound | Vining | Vinita | Vinita Park | Vinita Terrace | Vinton | Vintondale | Violet | Virden | Virgie | Virgil | Virgilina | Virgin | Virgin Gorda | Virginia | Virginia Beach | Virginia City | Virginia Falls | Virginia Hills | Virginia Mountains | Virginia Peak | Virginia Range | Virgin Islands | Virgin Islands National Park | Virgin Mountains | Virgin Passage | Virgin River | Viroqua | Visalia | Vista | Vista Hermosa de Negrete | Vivian | Vogtle 1 and 2 Nuclear Power Plants | Volant | Volcan de San Martín | Volcano | Volga | Volga River | Volin | Voltaire | Voluntown | Volusia | Vona | Vonda | Voorhees | Voorheesville | Voyageurs National Park | Vredenburgh | Vírgenes, Las Tres | Vsevidof, Mount | Vuelta Abajo | Vulcan | Vulture Mountains | W. Kerr Scott Dam | Waas, Mount | Wabamun | Waban | Wabana | Wabana, Lake | Wabash | Wabasha | Wabash River | Wabasso | Wabatongushi Lake | Wabaunsee | Wabbaseka | Wabek | Wabeno | Wabigoon Lake | Wabush | Wabuska | Waccamaw River | Wachapreague | Wachusett Mountain | Wachusett Reservoir | Waco | Waco, Lake | Waconia | Waddell Dam | Waddington | Waddington, Mount | Wade | Wade Hampton | Wadena | Wadesboro | Wading River | Wadley | Wadmalaw Island | Wadsworth | Wadsworth, Fort | Waelder | Wagener | Wager Bay | Waggaman | Wagner | Wagner, Mount | Wagoner | Wagon Mound | Wagon Wheel Gap | Wagram | Wag Water River | Wahiawa | Wahkiakum | Wahkon | Wahneta | Wahoo | Wahpeton | Waiakoa | Waialeale | Waialua | Waianae | Waianae Range | Waiehu | Waikane | Waikapu | Waikiki | Waikoloa Village | Wailea | Wailua | Wailuku | Waimanalo | Waimanalo Beach | Waimanalo Pali | Waimea | Waimea Canyon | Wainscott | Wainwright | Waipahu | Waite | Waite Hill | Waite Park | Waitsburg | Waitsfield | Waits River | Wajay | Wakarusa | Wakarusa River | Wakaw | Wake | Wakeeney | Wakefield | Wake Forest | Wake Island | Wakeman | Wakemup Bay | Wakenda | Wake Village | Wakita | Wakonda | Wakonda Lake | Wakulla | Walbridge | Walburg | Walcott | Walcott, Lake | Walden | Walden Pond | Walden Ridge | Waldheim | Waldo | Waldoboro | | Waldport | Waldron | Waldwick | Wales | Walesboro | Wales Corner | Waleska | Walhalla | Walhonding River | Walker | Walker Air Force Base | Walker Lake | Walker Mountain | Walker Pass
- Walker River - Waveland
- Waverley - West Hattiesburg
- West Haven - White Pine Mine
- White Pine Mountains - Winkler
- Winlaw - Wytopitlock
- Wytopitlock Lake - Zempoaltépetl
- Zenda - Zwolle
American Name Society - The American Name Society was founded in 1951 to promote onomastics, the study of names and naming practices, both in the United States and abroad.
Links to Related Web Sites:
- Geographic Names Data Base (Official U.S. Records)
- Canadian Society for the Study of Names
- Geographical Names Data Base (Canadian Records)
- Canadian Geographical Names (Canadian Name Origins)
- Information for the Genealogist
- Toponymy Interest Group of the American Name Society
- Lurline Coltharp Collection of Onomastics
- U.S. Census Bureau (Frequently Appearing Names)
- International Council of Onomastic Sciences
American Place names in the language
Place names sometimes leave a mark not only on the map, but on the language. A few classic examples (we welcome more):
- "Adirondack chair" - The sloped-back lawn chair originated in this part of northern New York, but was first known as the Westport chair, for the community on Lake Champlain
- "Alabama egg" - Egg fried in the hollow middle of a slice of bread
- "Albany beef" - An outdated term for the sturgeon that once flourished in the Hudson River
- "Arkansas toothpick" - A large bowie knife
- "Baked Alaska" - This seeming oxymoron is a dessert of ice cream covered with cake, pastry or meringue and baked in a hot oven. The name reputedly was coined at Delmonico's Restaurant, in recognition of the newly acquired territory
- "Boston cream pie" - Not really a pie but a cake. Designated by the Massachusetts Legislature as the official state dessert
- "Bronx cheer" - A sputtering, often splattering, sound of disapproval, generally traced to Yankee Stadium
- "Buffalo wings" - There are many legends about the fiery finger food; the most popular traces its origins to the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY
- "California collar" - Hangman's noose. Other favorites from frontier days:
- "California banknote" - A cowhide
- "California prayer book" - A deck of cards
- "Cape Cod turkey" - Codfish, from the era when the fishing industry ruled
- "Charleston" - The dance, believed to have been around since the mid-19th century, was made popular by the "Ziegfeld Follies" in 1923
- "Cincinnati oysters" - Pigs' feet, for the local packing plants
- "Coney Island" - A hot dog smothered in chili. Curiously, in New York state, a Coney Island is sometimes called a Michigan
- "Florida room" - A sun room or lounge with big windows. (Arizonans often call these "Arizona rooms")
- "Full Cleveland" - As defined by The New York Times (June 20, 2004), an outfit consisting of "a matching white belt and shoes (preferably worn with a powder-blue leisure suit)"
- "Georgia ice cream" - Grits
- "Kansas sheep dip" - Whiskey
- "Louisville slugger" - Baseball bat invented in 1884 by apprentice woodworker J.A. "Bud" Hillerich and made famous by baseball greats Honus Wagner and Ty Cobb
- "Michigan bankroll" - A wad of bills, with a large denomination on the outside and smaller denominations on the inside. Also called Oklahoma bankroll or Philadelphia bankroll
- "Mississippi mud pie" - A rich chocolate dessert, often with graham-cracker crust
- "Nebraska brick" - A square of prairie sod used to build a sod house
- "New York minute" - In the city that never sleeps, this is just a blink of an eye. (Also the title of a Don Henley song and a 2004 movie starring the Olsen twins)
- "Oklahoma rain" - Sandstorm
- "Philly cheese steak" - Grilled beef on an Italian roll with melted cheese. The city's signature dish is believed to have been invented by a local hot dog vendor named Pat Olivieri
- "Santa Ana" - A strong, hot wind in southern California, for the Santa Ana Mountains
- "Saratoga" - A lady's traveling trunk, named for the spa in upstate New York
- "Springfield" - A rifle made in Springfield, MA. The Springfield Armory manufactured arms for the U.S. military from 1794 to 1968
- "Texas tea" - Oil, as immortalized in the Ballad of Jed Clampett
- "West Virginia coleslaw" - Chewing tobacco
Most Popular Word Roots in U.S. Place Names
After looking over the top word roots by state, I was interested in seeing more detail so I calculated a location quotient for some of the most common word roots and plotted these out by county. Click on the maps for a larger D3 map.
Location Quotient for "ton"
The word "town" derives from the Germanic word for "fence" or "fenced settlement". In the U.S., the use of "-ton" / "-town" to honor important landowners or political leaders began before the American Revolution (think "Jamestown", VA or "Charleston", SC) and continued throughout the settlement of the country. (Interestingly, my hometown of "Appleton", WI was named for philanthropist "Samuel Appleton" and is not a true town-based word root.)
Location Quotient for "boro" / "borough"
The word "borough" originates from the Germanic word for "fort" and has many common variations, including suffixes like "-borough" / "-boro", and "-burgh" / "-burg". Like "-ton" / "-town", these place name suffixes became popular in the 18th century and were used extensively throughout New England and the Atlantic coastal colonies. You can see how dominant the "-boro" / "-borough" suffix is in the upper Northeast.
Location Quotient for "ville"
The suffix "ville" comes from the French word for "farm" and is the basis for common words like "villa" and "village". The use of the suffix "-ville" for the names of cities and towns in the U.S. didn’t really begin until after the Revolution, when pro-French sentiment spread throughout the country — particularly in the South and Western Appalachian regions. The popularity of this suffix began to decline in the middle of the 19th century but you can still see it’s strong influence in the southern states.
Location Quotient for "san" / "santa"
The Spanish colonial period in the Americas left a large legacy of Spanish place names, particularly in the American West and Southwest. Many of the Californian coastal cities were named after saints by early Spanish explorers, while other cities in New Spain simply included the definite article ("la", "el", "las" and "los") in what was often a very long description (e.g. “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula” … now known simply as "Los Angeles" or "LA"). The map shows the pattern for the "San" / "Santa" prefix, which is strong on the West Coast and weaker inland, where it may actually be an artifact of some Native American word roots.
Location Quotient for "Lake" / "Lakes"
The practice of associating a town with a nearby body of water puts a wrinkle into the process of tracking of place names (the history of "hydronyms" being an entirely different area of study) but it was common in parts of the country that were mapped by explorers first and settled later. This can be seen in the prevalence of town names with word roots like "Spring", "Lake", "Bay", "River", and "Creek".
Location Quotient for "Beach"
There is a similar process for other prominent features of the landscape such as "fields", "woods", "hills", "mountains", and — in Florida’s case — "beaches".
Location Quotient for "wau"
Here is the word root that started this whole line of inquiry. It is apparently a very iconic Wisconsin toponym, with even some of the outlying place names having Wisconsin roots (the city of "Milwaukie" in Clackamas County, Oregon was named after "Milwaukee", Wisconsin in the 1840s).
Spanish Place Names in USA
Hispanic heritage from coast to coast - by Holly Hartman
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC STANDARDS COMMITTEE - LATIN PLACE NAMES
Engl. "Podunk" ist ein amerikanischer Ausdruck für einen kleinen verschlafenen Ort. Im Deutschen entspricht es etwa einem abwertenden "Hintertupfingen" oder "Krähwinkel".
Das engl. "podunk" = "kleiner Ort" ("Hintertupfingen") geht auf eine Wort der Indianersprache der Algonquian "pawtunk" = "Sumpf", "Moor, "Morast" zurück. Eine Orte im Norden der USA tragen diesen Namen. Die erste Erwähnung fand "podunk" in einem Zeitungsartikel aus dem Jahr 1846.
Die Website "epodunk" bietet einen Schatz an Informationen über die amerikanischen Bundesstaaten und Städte.
Und es gibt auch einen Abschnitt, in dem die Wortgeschichte von "Podunk" untersucht wird.
"Podunk" is generally believed to be an Indian name, possibly meaning "lowland," and communities called "Podunk" do tend toward swampiness.
Another theory, also associated with water, says the word mimics the sound of a mill wheel going "po-dunk," "po-dunk," "po-dunk."
Over the years, city media folk have made the mistake of declaring Podunk a fictional place, only to be corrected by the masses from Podunk. There are real, if unmapped, communities across America:
We're always looking for photos, post cards and anecdotes about Podunk. If you have information (or a comment on the Tao of Podunk), please send us an email.
- Podunk, CT, in New Haven County
- Podunk, MI, in Barry County
- Another Podunk, MI, in Gladwin County
- Podunk, VT, in Windham County
- Podunk, NY, in Tompkins County
- Several proud Massachusetts residents have written us about a Podunk, MA, which they insist is the original. It's not that we don't believe them, it's just that the U.S. Geological Survey doesn't include a Podunk, MA, in its databases. (All of our communities are geocoded, with latitude and longitude supplied by the USGS. Here's a nationwide Podunk search on the USGS Web site. Try it and you will find a Podunk Cemetery in MA.)
- Other manifestations of Podunk have have been relegated to history books. Podunk, WI, an abandoned hamlet in Sauk County, was once a place where farmers hauled potatoes to the trains of the North Western Railroad.
- The Podunk name also graces a bluegrass festival in East Hartford, CT; a rock band from Port Arthur, TX; and, of course, our company, ePodunk, Inc.
- Podunk, NY, a crossroads too small to be called a hamlet, is just a few miles away from our office near Ithaca. (Much as we would have liked to locate in Podunk proper, office space in Podunk is an oxymoron.) In the 19th century, this was a commercial center in the midst of farm country. Local enterprises made butter churns, tubs, barrels, carriages and bricks.
Those days were livelier. In the 1880s, a vigilante group wearing white caps and masks tied the town highway superintendent to a tree and thrashed him for beating his wife. In 1888, a one-armed woman was murdered by a thief who set her house afire.
Today, a traveler who ventures off the main road toward Bolter Creek will find a cross-country ski center, a collision shop, a few houses and a smattering of for-sale signs. The place sags a little, but it has character. And a darned good name.
List of places in United States named after people
This is a list of places in the United States of America which are named after people.
- Adamstown, California - George Adams (founder)
- Albuquerque, New Mexico - Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 8th Duke of Alburquerque
- Alexandria, Virginia - John Alexander (settler)
- Allentown, Pennsylvania - William Allen
- Anderson, Indiana - Chief William Anderson
- Anderson, South Carolina - Gen. Robert Anderson
- Angels Camp, California - Henry P. Angel (early settler and merchant)
- Ankeny, Iowa - John Fletcher Ankeny
- Annapolis, Maryland - Anne of Great Britain
- Ansonia, Connecticut - Anson Greene Phelps
- Arbuckle, California - Tacitus R. Arbuckle (early landowner and settler)
- Arnold, California - Bob and Bernice Arnold (early local merchants)
- Astoria, Oregon - John Jacob Astor
- Atlanta, Georgia - Atlas (indirectly via the Western and Atlantic Railroad and the Atlantic Ocean)
- Austin, Texas - Stephen F. Austin
- Avery, California - George J. Avery (first postmaster)
- Baird, Texas - Matthew Baird (president of Baldwin Locomotive Works)
- Bakersfield, California - Col. Thomas Baker
- Baltimore, Maryland - Lord Baltimore
- Barber, California - O. C. Barber, president of the Diamond Match Company
- Barrow, Alaska - Sir John Barrow
- Bartlett, Illinois - Luther Bartlett
- Barstow, California - William Barstow Strong (ATSF president)
- Beltrami County, Minnesota - Giacomo Beltrami
- Belzoni, Mississippi - Giovanni Battista Belzoni
- Benicia, California - Francisca Benicia Carillo de Vallejo
- Billings, Montana - Frederick H. Billings
- Binghamton, New York - William Bingham
- Bismarck, North Dakota - Otto von Bismarck
- Bowie, Maryland - William D. Bowie (colonel)
- Broderick, California - David C. Broderick (U.S. senator)
- Brownsville, Calaveras County, California - Alfred Brown
- Bryan, Texas - William Joel Bryan
- Bryte, California - Mike Bryte, local farmer and landowner
- Burbank, California - David Burbank (dentist)
- Burson, California - David S. Burson (railroad man)
- Cadenasso, California - Nicolo Cadenasso (early settler)
- Camp Connell, California - John F. Connell (landowner and first postmaster)
- Camp Pardee, California - George Pardee (governor of California)
- Campbell, California - Benjamin Campbell (founder)
- Carson City, Nevada - Kit Carson
- Carson Hill, California - Sgt. James H. Carson
- Chardon, California - Charles Langdon (early settler)
- Charles Town, West Virginia - Charles Washington (founder; younger brother of George Washington)
- Charlotte, North Carolina - Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
- Cicero, New York - Cicero
- Cincinnati, Ohio - Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (indirectly, via the Society of the Cincinnati)
- Christiana, Delaware - Queen Christina of Sweden
- Clarksburg, California - Robert C. Clark (early settler)
- Clayton, California - Joel Henry Clayton (founder)
- Cleveland, Ohio - Moses Cleaveland (note spelling)
- Columbus, Ohio - Named after Christoper Columbus
- Compton, California - Griffith D. Compton (settler)
- Cooperstown, New York - William Cooper
- Cudahy, California - Michael Cudahy
- Cudahy, Wisconsin - Patrick Cudahy
- Dallas, Texas - George M. Dallas
- Danville, California - Daniel Inman (local landowner)
- Davenport, Iowa - Col. George Davenport
- Davie, Florida - Randolph P. Davie (developer)
- Davis, California - Jerome C. Davis (local farmer)
- Dayton, Ohio - Jonathan Dayton
- Daytona Beach, Florida - Matthias Day
- Denver, Colorado - James W. Denver
- DeSabla, California - Eugene De Sabla (engineer)
- Diamondville, California - James Diamond
- Dobbins, California - William M. and Mark D. Dobbins (early settlers)
- Douglas Flat, California - Tom Douglas (early merchant)
- Downers Grove, Illinois - Pierce Downer (settler)
- Downey, California - John G. Downey
- Dubuque, Iowa - Julien Dubuque
- Duluth, Minnesota - Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut
- Dunnigan, California - A. W. Dunnigan (early settler)
- Durham, California - W.W. Durham (member of the California State Assembly)
- Edison, Georgia, Edison, New Jersey - Thomas Edison
- Edwardsville, Illinois - Ninian Edwards
- El Macero, California - Bruce Mace, local landowner
- Emeryville, California - Joseph Stickney Emery, local landowner
- Epperson, California - Brutus E Eperson, first postmaster
- Eugene, Oregon - Eugene Franklin Skinner
- Evanston, Illinois - John Evans
- Evansville, Indiana - Robert Morgan Evans
- Fagan, California - Edward Fagan (local landowner)
- Fairbanks, Alaska - Charles W. Fairbanks
- Fargo, North Dakota - William Fargo
- Farragut, Tennessee, and other Farraguts - David Farragut
- Fayetteville, North Carolina and other Fayettevilles - Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette
- Fitchburg, Massachusetts - John Fitch (settler)
- Florence, Kentucky - Florence Conner (wife of early settler)
- Florence, South Carolina - Florence Hartlee (daughter of a railroad president who lived in the area)
- Forbestown, California - B.F. Forbes (local store owner)
- Fort Collins, Colorado - Col. William O. Collins
- Fort Lauderdale, Florida - William Lauderdale (major)
- Fort Lee, New Jersey - Charles Lee
- Fort Wayne, Indiana - Anthony Wayne
- Fort Worth, Texas - William Jenkins Worth
- Fouts Springs, California - John F. Fouts, who discovered the springs
- Fredericksburg, Virginia - Frederick, Prince of Wales
- Fremont, California, and numerous other Fremonts - John C. Frémont
- Fullerton, California - George H. Fullerton, president of the Pacific Land and Improvement Company
- Galesburg, Illinois - George Washington Gale
- Gallatin, Tennessee and other Gallatins - Albert Gallatin
- Gary, Indiana - Elbert Henry Gary
- Georgetown, Washington, D.C. - George II of Great Britain
- Greensboro, North Carolina - Nathanael Greene
- Gridley, California - George W. Gridley (founder)
- Gurnee, Illinois - Walter S. Gurnee
- Hagerstown, Maryland - Jonathan Hager
- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - John Harris, Sr.
- Hathaway Pines, California - Robert B. Hathaway (first postmaster)
- Hayward, California - Alvinza Hayward
- Hershey, California - David N. Hershey (California assembly member)
- Hodson, California - J.J. Hodson (copper mining financier)
- Hoffman Estates, Illinois - Sam and Jack Hoffman (builders)
- Hopkinsville, Kentucky - Samuel Hopkins (general)
- Houston, Texas - Sam Houston
- Huntington, West Virginia - Collis P. Huntington
- Huntington Beach, California - Henry E. Huntington
- Huntsville, Alabama - John Hunt (settler)
- Hylandville, California - L.C. Hyland (founder)
- Jackson, California - Col. Alden Jackson
- Jackson, Michigan - Andrew Jackson
- Jackson, Mississippi - Andrew Jackson
- Jacksonville, Florida - Andrew Jackson
- Jacobs Corner, California - Mattie Jacobs (first postmaster)
- Jefferson City, Missouri - Thomas Jefferson
- Jenny Lind, California - Jenny Lind
- Jesus Maria, California - Jesus Maria (local farmer)
- Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania - Jim Thorpe
- Joe, Montana - Joe Montana
- Joplin, Missouri - a Methodist minister in the new city
- Keizer, Oregon - Thomas Dove Keizur
- Kirkwood, California - Zack Kirkwood (rancher and early settler)
- Kiryas Joel, New York - Joel Teitelbaum, rabbi of Satmar
- Kit Carson, California - Kit Carson
- Kit Carson, Colorado - Kit Carson
- Knights Landing, California - Dr. William Knight (early settler)
- Knightsen, California - George W. Knight (town founder) and his wife Christina Christensen
- Knoxville, Tennessee - Henry Knox
- Kosciusko, Mississippi - Tadeusz Kosciuszko
- Kotzebue, Alaska - Otto von Kotzebue
- Lafayette, Louisiana and other Lafayettes - Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette
- Lake Charles, Louisiana - Charles Sallier
- Latrobe, Pennsylvania - Benjamin Henry Latrobe, II
- Leesville, California - Lee Harl (local landowner)
- Levittown, New York and other Levittowns - William Levitt
- Lincoln, Nebraska - Abraham Lincoln
- Livermore, California - Robert Livermore
- Livingston, New Jersey - William Livingston
- Los Angeles - Our Lady the Queen of the Angels
- Lubbock, Texas - Thomas Saltus Lubbock
- Madison, Wisconsin - James Madison
- Marsh Creek Springs, California - John Marsh (early settler)
- Marshall, Texas - John Marshall
- Marklee Village, California - Jacob Marklee (early settler)
- Markleeville, California - Jacob Marklee (early settler)
- Martinez, California - Don Ygnacio Martínez (landowner)
- McAllen, Texas - John McAllen (settler)
- McHenry, Illinois - William McHenry
- McMinnville, Tennessee - Joseph McMinn
- Merritt, California - Hiram P. Merritt (early settler)
- Milton, California - Milton Latham (railroad engineer)
- Modesto, California - William Chapman Ralston, reputed for being a modest man
- Monroe, New York - James Monroe, American President
- Montgomery, Alabama and Montgomery, Minnesota - Richard Montgomery
- Moraga, California - Joaquin Moraga (explorer and landowner)
- Morgantown, West Virginia - Zackquill Morgan
- Morton Grove, Illinois - Levi P. Morton
- Naperville, Illinois - Joseph Naper
- Nashville, Tennessee - Francis Nash
- Neals Diggins, California - Sam Neal (founder)
- Nickerson, Kansas - Thomas Nickerson (ATSF president)
- Niles, Fremont, California - Addison Niles
- Norman, Oklahoma - Abner E. Norman (surveyor)
- Nortonville, California ‐ Noah Norton (founder)
- O'Fallon, Missouri - John O. Fallon
- Orinda, California - Katherine Philips (a poet whose nickname was "Matchless Orinda")
- Orlando, Florida - Orlando Reeves
- Orloff, California - Orloff Miller (early settler)
- Owensboro, Kentucky - Abraham Owen
- Oxnard, California - Henry, Ben,James and Robert Oxnard
- Paterson, New Jersey - William Paterson
- Pennsylvania - William Penn (Penn's Woods)
- Perris, California - Fred T. Perris
- Pierre, South Dakota - Pierre Chouteau, Jr.
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - William Pitt the Elder
- Pittsfield, Massachusetts - William Pitt
- Pleasanton, California - Alfred Pleasonton (Union Army general)
- Provo, Utah - Étienne Provost
- Pulaski, Tennessee and other Pulaskis - Kazimierz Pulaski
- Pullman, 3 places in Michigan/Washington/West Virginia, named after George Pullman
- Pullman, Chicago - George Pullman and Solon S. Beman
- Putnam, Connecticut - Israel Putnam
- Quincy, Massachusetts - Colonel John Quincy
- Raleigh, North Carolina - Sir Walter Raleigh
- Roswell, Georgia - Roswell King, founder
- Rumsey, California - Captain D.C. Rumsey, early settler
- St. Louis, Missouri - Saint Louis
- St. Paul, Minnesota - Saint Paul
- San Andreas, California - Saint Andrew
- San Antonio, Texas - Saint Anthony of Padua
- San Diego, California - Saint James
- San Francisco, California - Saint Francis
- San Jose, California - Saint Joseph
- San Leandro, California - Saint Leander of Seville
- San Lorenzo, California - Saint Lawrence
- San Luis Obispo, California - Saint Louis of Toulouse
- San Mateo, California - Saint Matthew
- San Pablo, California - Saint Paul
- Saranap, California - Sara Napthaly (mother of a railroad man)
- Schererville, Indiana - Nicholas Scherer (German settler)
- Seattle, Washington - Chief Seattle
- Seward, Alaska - William H. Seward
- Smartsville, California - Jim Smart (Gold Rush settler and merchant)
- Sparks, Nevada - John Sparks
- Stege, California - Richard Stege (founder and landowner)
- Strong City, Kansas - William Barstow Strong (ATSF president)
- Sutter, California - John A. Sutter (pioneer of the California Gold Rush)
- Sutter Creek, California - John A. Sutter
- Sutter Hill, California - John A. Sutter
- Temple, Texas - Bernard Moore Temple (civil engineer)
- Tinley Park, Illinois - Samuel Tinley, Sr. (railroad station agent)
- Tormey, California - Patrick Tormey (landowner)
- Torrance, California - Jared Sidney Torrance
- Tustin, California - Columbus Tustin
- Vacaville, California - Juan Manuel Vaca
- Vallejo, California - Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
- Victorville, California - Jacob Nash Victor
- Wallace, California - John Wallace (surveyor)
- Warrenville, Illinois - Julius Warren (settler)
- Washington, D.C. - George Washington
- Webster, Massachusetts - Daniel Webster
- Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania - John Wilkes and Isaac Barre
- Williams, California - W.H. Williams (planner of the townsite)
- Williamstown, Massachusetts - Ephraim Williams
- Wilmette, Illinois - Antoine Ouilmette (French-Canadian fur trader)
- Wilseyville, California - Lawrence A. Wilsey (corporate executive)
- Woodfords, California - Daniel Woodford (early settler)
- Black's was the name of Yolo, California - J.J. Black (early settler)
- Brannan Springs' was the name of Woodfords, California - Samuel Brannan (Gold Rush figure)
- Carson's Creek was the name of Angels Camp, California - Kit Carson
- Hupp and Hupps Mill were names of DeSabla, California - John Hupp (early sawmill owner)
- Foremans was the name of Fourth Crossing, California - David Foreman (town founder)
- Langville was the name of Capay, California - John Arnold Lang (early settler)
- Moores Station was the name of Honcut, California - John C. Moore (first postmaster)
- Smith's Landing was the of Antioch, California - William and Joseph Smith (early settlers)
- List of places named after people
- List of country subdivisions named after people
- Buildings and structures named after people
- List of eponyms of airports
- Lists of places by eponym
- Lists of etymologies
Lists of United States placename etymology
Pages in category "Lists of United States placename etymology"
- [+] U.S. county name etymologies (23 P)
- Algoma (word)
- Etymologies of place names in Chicago, Illinois
- List of U.S. place names of Spanish origin
- List of U.S. place names of French origin
- L cont.
- Etymologies of place names in Los Angeles, California
- List of place names in New England of aboriginal origin
- Etymologies of place names in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Etymologies of place names in San Francisco
- S cont.
- List of U.S. state name etymologies
- List of Texas county seat name etymologies
Who Was Who in North American Name Study
This site was created as one of the ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary (December 29, 2001) of the "American Name Society". Alan Rayburn has coordinated the production of the essays, and Michael McGoff has created this site. The scholars are listed alphabetically. The authors of the individual sections have been noted in italics at the end of each piece.
- Akrigg, George Philip Vernon
- Beeler, Madison S.
- Bright, William
- Bryant, Margaret M.
- Burrill, Meredith Frederic [Pete]
- Cassidy, Frederic Gomes [Fred]
- Coltharp, Lurline Hughes
- Douglas, Robert
- Drolet, Jean-Paul
- Ehrensperger, Edward C.
- Field, Thomas Parry [Tom]
- Fowkes, Robert Allen [Bob]
- Gannett, Henry
- Ganong, William Francis
- Georgacas, Demetrius John [Mimis]
- Granger, Byrd Howell
- Gudde, Erwin G.
- Hamlin, Frank Rodway
- Harder, Kelsie B.
- Lance, Donald M.
- Mac Aodha, Breandán
- McArthur, Lewis Ankeny [Tam]
- McMullen, Edwin Wallace [Mac]
- Neuffer, Claude Henry
- Pearce, Thomas Matthews [Matt]
- Pound, Louise
- Pyles, Joseph Thomas
- Ramsay, Robert Lee
- Read, Allen Walker
- Read, William Alexander
- Rudnyckyj, Jaroslav Bohdan [J.B]
- Sealock, Richard Burl
- Seary, Edgar Ronald
- Smith, Elsdon Coles
- Stewart, George Rippey
- Vogel, Virgil J.
- West, Robert Cooper [Bob]
- White, James
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1000 Places to See Before You Die. USA & Canada
Verlag: Ullmann/Tandem (30. Juni 2007)
Now, for the first time from the best selling travel author, Patricia Schultz, comes "1000 Places To See In The U.S.A. and Canada Before You Die". Sail the Maine Windjammers out of Camden. Explore the gold-mining trails in Alaska's Denali wilderness. Collect exotic shells on the beaches of Captiva. Take a barbecue tour of Kansas City - from Arthur Bryant's to Gates to B.B.'s Lawnside to Danny Edwards to LC's to Snead's. There's the ice hotel in Quebec, the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, cowboy poetry readings, what to do in Lexington after the derby's over, and for every city, dozens of unexpected suggestions and essential destinations. The book is organized by region, and subject-specific indices in the back sort the book by interest - wilderness, great dining, best beaches, world-class museums, sports and adventures, road trips, and more. There's also an index that breaks out the best destinations for families with children. Following each entry is the nuts and bolts: addresses, websites, phone numbers, costs, best times to visit.