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Old February 17th, 2012, 06:57 AM   #1
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Small towns that share names with big cities

Do these places share links with the cities that they share the same name with? How did they get the same names? Have the smaller namesakes built or done anything like the big city counterpart?

Some examples:

Philadelphia, MS
Dallas, GA
Buffalo, WY
Denver, PA
Atlanta, TX
Las Vegas, NM
Nashville, AR
Minneapolis, KS
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Old February 17th, 2012, 08:45 AM   #2
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Paris, TX
Moscow, ID
Prague, OK
London, ON
Rome, GA
Rome, NY
Athens, GA
Athens, OH
Cairo, IL (It was by a river)
Canton, OH
Birmingham, AL
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Old February 17th, 2012, 09:26 AM   #3
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There's also Minneapolis, NC, though that may have actually come before Minneapolis, MN.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 10:55 PM   #4
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Cleveland, IN and Philadelphia, IN are about 15 miles apart, just east of Indianapolis.

There is also an Atlanta, IN which is about 20 miles north of Indianapolis
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Old February 18th, 2012, 03:34 AM   #5
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Miami, FL and Miami, OK (like Miami Univeristy in Ohio) all derive from Native American Words. Miami OK and OH are from the Miami Nation Indian tribe. Miami, FL is named after the Mayaimi people who populated the Lake Okeechobee or the Tequesta word Mayaimi for big water.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 04:57 AM   #6
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There's also Minneapolis, NC, though that may have actually come before Minneapolis, MN.
Seems unlikely, considering the name Minneapolis is derived from the Sioux word mnisota, where the name of the state is also derived.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 10:46 PM   #7
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These are the names if cities, villages, and towns in Michigan that share names with metro areas with at least 1 million people:
York, MI
Dallas, MI
Washington, MI
Atlanta, MI
Boston, MI
Riverside, MI
Phoenix, MI
St. Louis, MI
Baltimore, MI
Denver, MI
Portland, MI
Cleveland, MI
Columbus, MI
Charlotte, MI
Austin, MI
Nashville, MI
Memphis, MI
Richmond, MI
Hartford, MI
Orleans, MI
New Buffalo, MI
Birmingham, MI
Rochester, MI
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Old February 19th, 2012, 03:00 AM   #8
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Paris, TN (home of the "World's Largest Fish Fry") has a steel replica of the Eiffel Tower, 1/20th size.

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Old February 26th, 2012, 02:14 AM   #9
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Cleveland, IN and Philadelphia, IN are about 15 miles apart, just east of Indianapolis.

There is also an Atlanta, IN which is about 20 miles north of Indianapolis

Really! Makes one wonder how many other "big cities" might've been hidden in Marion County before Indy blew itself up into a big metro.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 11:15 PM   #10
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memphis, mississippi

memphis, il

btw, the tower in paris, tn is pretty impressive. i need to drive up and see it sometime.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 11:44 PM   #11
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In Georgia there are a few on an internaltional level:

Athens
Rome
Cairo
Dublin

as well as some regular old American ones:

Dallas
Columbus
Phoenix
Greensboro
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Old February 29th, 2012, 01:32 AM   #12
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I've always wanted to meet someone from Minneapolis, KS or Minneapolis, NC and show them around Minneapolis, MN. just think it would be cool.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 04:28 AM   #13
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Bayviews: "Really! Makes one wonder how many other "big cities" might've been hidden in Marion County before Indy blew itself up into a big metro."

Philadelphia, IN and Cleveland, IN are fifteen or so miles east of the current Indianapolis boundaries. They are in Hancock County. They were not towns within Marion County that got swallowed up by Indianapolis when it expanded to the county borders.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:07 PM   #14
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George, WA shares its name with a big president...
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Old March 1st, 2012, 01:24 AM   #15
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Dallas, NC
Denver, NC
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Old March 1st, 2012, 06:21 AM   #16
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Vienna VA
Alexandria VA

Louisville MS
Columbus MS
Cleveland MS
Long Beach MS
Columbia MS

Naples FL
Venice, FL
St. Petersburg FL
Melbourne FL
Beverly Hills FL
Memphis FL

Long Beach NC
Jacksonville NC

Rochester MI
Birmingham MI
Oakland MI
Charlotte MI
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Old March 1st, 2012, 07:06 AM   #17
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Panama City, FL
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Old March 31st, 2012, 03:11 AM   #18
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I heard that u have some Belgrade-s (Serbia) in USA, but i don't know where are locations of that cities.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 04:50 AM   #19
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Virtually every single large European city has at least one "twin town" in the US.
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Panama City, FL
Uggghhh...This city seriously needs to change its name. I'm from Panama City, Panama and finding news about Panama in general or information is so difficult because you have to parse through so much garbage about Panama City, Florida beaches, parties, news, etc, etc. I think Panama City, Panama should pay Panama City, Florida a couple million to change its name. It makes marketing difficult and makes creating a brand a bit harder in the USA when a large minority of people think "Florida" when they hear "Panama City"
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