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SECSolomonGrundy
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What is your town named for?
The cancel culture got me thinking about how most every place in America is named for something or someone from the old times. Most places have some sort of cool historical tale for how it was named. But just about every name has some sort of ties to slavery or the indians. I dont care to discuss the cancel culture so much as i like to hear cool stories about how places got their name. For instance I have no idea what Baton Rouge means and I couldn't find old Orleans on a map of the old world.


My town was named after a guy who made his fortune building cotton gins. The county was named after the local band of Creek Indians.

Montgomery, Alabama was named after a general in the continental army. He was an Irishman who led an invasion of Quebec. There is a statue of him outside the courthouse that looks just like Elvis (with a sword).


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re: What is your town named for?
Red Stick


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BeepNode
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re: What is your town named for?
For being in the middle of a place that is northeast of somewhere else.
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facher08
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re: What is your town named for?
Named for a rich guy that dug the Atchafalaya bay shipping channel.


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Jim Rockford
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re: What is your town named for?
A real estate speculator/minor political hack.


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PacoPicopiedra
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re: What is your town named for?
For the state it's located in.


Jim Rockford
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re: What is your town named for?
Prayer sent for living in Texas City.


Abstract Queso Dip
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re: What is your town named for?
Uniting upper and lower Egypt.


Bullfrog
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re: What is your town named for?
A boundary marker so stained by the blood of public torture and executions of captured rival gang members that 100’s of years later, the psychic echoes of the horrors still ebb and flow in a continuation of the cycle of violence that it seems destined to never cease.

There is nothing new, under the sun.


GeauxOn
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re: What is your town named for?
Both my hometown and current town are named after native American tribes.


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jlovel7
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re: What is your town named for?
Robert E Lee’s house (previously his father in law)


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Rebel
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re: What is your town named for?
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What is your town named for?



Pine trees. Lots and lots of pine trees.

Ask me what my high school mascot is named for (it's my screen name). I'm very proud of them for not giving in to cancel culture so far.


PandGDJ
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re: What is your town named for?
My hometown was named after a French military leader who had a lot of fame during the French Revolution. And he was supposably short.


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tWildcat
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re: What is your town named for?
A city in Italy


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Zappas Stache
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re: What is your town named for?
A beautiful mountain.


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14caratgoldjones
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re: What is your town named for?
I bet I know your hometown and county.


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Rebel
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re: What is your town named for?
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For instance I have no idea what Baton Rouge means


Stick Red


ehidal1
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re: What is your town named for?
A train company. The train stop was the start of the city/town


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Tiger Prawn
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re: What is your town named for?
A former president
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PacoPicopiedra
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re: What is your town named for?
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Prayer sent for living in Texas City.


Ha! Thanks! Yeah it's a shithole. Born and raised there and its only gotten worse over the years. No longer live there. Same general area though.


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