U.S. Cities and Towns Named After Other Places Abroad
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Place names in the United States have a diverse mix of influences. Many towns and cities retain their Indigenous names, while some are derived from a European language, and others are twists on cities that already existed. (Here’s looking at you, New York). If you’ve ever driven along the interstate and seen a sign directing you to a European capital or ancient civilization, that’s because a handful of U.S. cities enthusiastically adopted the name of another place. Here are 15 of the most interesting cities and towns in the U.S. named after other places abroad.