List of places in the United States named after people

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This is a list of places in the United States which are named after people. If not cited here, the etymology is generally referenced in the article about the person or the place.

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  1. ^ Fulmore (1915, pp. 10–12) identifies any of these three as the city's namesake. Gannett (1902, p. 117) identifies only Jose de Galvez.
  2. ^ There is also a town in North Carolina called Hertford. Gannett (1902, p. 135) identifies the Marquess as this town's namesake as well, while Powell & Hill (2010, p. 238) identify the namesake of the town as the town in England.
  3. ^ May also have been named for Henry Jackson, a merchant from St. Paul. See Upham (1920, p. 260).
  4. ^ Possibly also Elias Kent Kane, for whom Kane County was named. (Kaneville is in Kane County).[254]
  5. ^ While Gannett names Thomas Pelham-Holles as the town's namesake, the New Hampshire state government identifies Henry Pelham as the town's namesake.[326]

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  15. ^ a b Chadbourne 1955, pp. 94-95.
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  17. ^ a b c d e f Gannett 1902, p. 23.
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  27. ^ a b Gannett 1902, p. 28.
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  33. ^ a b c d e f g Gannett 1902, p. 31.
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  36. ^ a b c Gannett 1902, p. 32.
  37. ^ Upham 1920, p. 359.
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  46. ^ a b c d e f g Gannett 1902, p. 36.
  47. ^ a b c d Gannett 1902, p. 37.
  48. ^ Kenny 1945, p. 98.
  49. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Gannett 1902, p. 38.
  50. ^ Powell & Hill 2010, p. 34.
  51. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Beckwourth
  52. ^ Historical Sketch of Bedford County, Virginia: 1753-1907. Lynchburg, Va.: J.P. Bell Co. 1907. p. 4.
  53. ^ a b c d e f g h Gannett 1902, p. 39.
  54. ^ Bauer, Grace. "BEE COUNTY". Handbook of Texas Online. Denton: Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  55. ^ Dorey, Kenneth A. (1960). Bock, Shirley; Dickinson, Doris; Fitzpatrick, Dan (eds.). Belchertown History. Belchertown, Massachusetts: City of Belchertown.
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  58. ^ New Hampshire Employment Services (2012). "Belmont, NH". Community Profiles. New Hampshire Employment Services. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  59. ^ "Bennington" (PDF). Community Profiles. New Hampshire Employment Security. 2021. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  60. ^ City of Benton, Arkansas. "History of Benton" (PDF). City of Benton, Arkansas. Retrieved 2012-05-24.[permanent dead link]
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  69. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Gannett 1902, p. 45.
  70. ^ a b c Gannett 1902, p. 46.
  71. ^ a b c d e f g Gannett 1902, p. 47.
  72. ^ Gannett 1902, pp. 47-48.
  73. ^ a b c d e f g Gannett 1902, p. 48.
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  75. ^ a b c d e f Gannett 1902, p. 49.
  76. ^ Chadbourne 1955, pp. 240-241.
  77. ^ Chadbourne 1955, p. 237.
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  86. ^ Romig 1986, p. 84.
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  89. ^ Auld, Joseph (1894). Picturesque Burlington: A Handbook of Burlington, Vermont and Lake Champlain (2nd ed.). Burlington, Vt.: Free Press Association. p. 37.
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  104. ^ Town of Cape Elizabeth (2012). "History". Town of Cape Elizabeth. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
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