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Havoc
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re: What is your town named for?
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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.

Where is that??


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HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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re: What is your town named for?
::: BORN AND RIASED IN ZACHARY :::

Much of the land which the city now occupies was part of a 160-acre farm owned by Darel Zachary (1827-1907). In the 1880s, Zachary sold his land to the Illinois Central Railroad, who built a track and a depot on it. A village quickly grew up around the depot, which came to be called "Zachary" after the original farmer. Zachary's first post office was opened in 1885, and it was incorporated as a city on August 2, 1889, with Thomas Edward McHugh as its first mayor. A fire devastated the city in 1903, supposedly caused by a greengrocer trying to flame-ripen his bananas. The "historic village" at the center of the city is composed of buildings which either survived the fire, or were built shortly after it, the oldest (excluding the depot) being the 1898 Allison House.


::: MOST OF MY LIFE HAS BEEN LIVED IN HOUSTON :::

The Foster Lumber Company originally owned a portion of the tract of land that was later developed into the community of Kingwood. The Foster Family had owned the land since around 1892. On December 28, 1967, the land was sold to the joint venture between King Ranch and the Friendswood Development Company. Friendswood Development Company hired John Bruton Jr. to serve as the Operations Manager in which he was responsible for the planning, development, engineering, and construction of Kingwood Plans for the community included greenbelts, shopping centers, schools, churches, recreational facilities, riding and hiking trails, and a boat ramp with access to Lake Houston. Kingwood was founded in 1970, and the first village opened in 1971. Since the opening, the community had the slogan "The Livable Forest."


::: HUMBLE IS THE NEAREST BIG "TOWN" WITH A COOL HISTORY :::

The first settlers began moving into the Humble area in the early 19th century. Joseph Dunman is believed to be the first settler in 1828. A ferry was built nearby, across the San Jacinto River. The area of Humble became a center for commercial activity due to the region's large oil industry. The city got its name from one of the original founders/settlers, Pleasant Smith Humble, who opened the first post office in his home and later served as justice of the peace. Humble became an oil boomtown in the early 1900 when oil was first produced there. The first oil was produced a couple years after the famous Spindletop discovery in Beaumont, Texas. Railroad linkage was established in 1904, and shortly thereafter the first tank car of oil was shipped out of Humble's oil field. By 1905 the Humble oilfield was the biggest producing field in Texas. The Humble oil fields are still active and have produced over 138,835,590 barrels (22,073,095 m3) of oil. The town was the home of the Humble Oil & Refining Company, founded in 1911, and eventually became the company many know today as Exxon.




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Lou
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re: What is your town named for?
Minden, LA was named after the city of Minden in Germany. Charles Veeder settled the town, and chose the name Minden since his ancestors were from there.

Fayetteville, AR was named after Fayetteville, TN, which was named after Fayetteville, NC, which was named after French military hero Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, who supported American forces during the Revolutionary war.

Modesto, CA was to be named Ralston after financier and founder of the Bank of California, William C. Ralston. But, he was a very modest man and did not want a town named after him, so they chose the name Modesto, which is spanish for modest.



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Picayuner
Member since Dec 2016
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re: What is your town named for?
You’re not very bright are you ? Baton (stick) Rouge (red). Never heard of Orleans France ?


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Tigris
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Mexican Home
Member since Jul 2005
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re: What is your town named for?
Greek godess of universal health. There is a warm spring on the edge of town that land developers tried to convince people was good for their health. There was a spa and hotel at the spring before most of the town was leveled by a hurricane.


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FredBear
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re: What is your town named for?
A Colonel who died in a campaign against the Seminoles and a family of the same name who donated the land to the county. Though technically it's not a city anymore, it's what they call a census-designated place


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JudgeHolden
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re: What is your town named for?
Black Legs


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LSUPHILLY72
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re: What is your town named for?
Google Maps Traffic App...everyday there is a Red Stick trying to get over the Bridge...Baton Rouge means Red Stick


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The Torch
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re: What is your town named for?
The businesses of Nickelville moved to take advantage of the railroad within the following year, and the City of Wylie was incorporated in 1887 along the right-of-way. It was named for Lt. Colonel William D. Wylie, a right-of-way agent for the railroad and Civil War veteran.


SpotCheckBilly
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re: What is your town named for?
A village mentioned in a poem.


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


Some dude


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Jb1994
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re: What is your town named for?
A city in the Netherlands. Probably the only place in Louisiana with a Dutch name


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carhartt
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re: What is your town named for?
Some dude that cleared a bunch of logs stuck in a river.
This post was edited on 7/23 at 5:59 am


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MSTiger33
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New York City
Member since Oct 2007
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re: What is your town named for?
A conquered land mentioned in the Bible. It was set up a a religious parish for larger surrounding towns in the early 1700s.


Potchafa
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Member since Jul 2016
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re: What is your town named for?
Cottonport was founded in the early 19th century and incorporated in 1888 along the banks of Bayou Rouge (French for "Red Bayou"). In the 19th century, large boats made their way through Cottonport with goods destined for the port of New Orleans. The bayou was deep enough to support the large boats and formed a perfect horseshoe, which allowed vessels to turn around. The boats would deliver cargo into the area and would load crops on board to take to larger ports along the route. The main crop available for exporting at that time was cotton. In fact, because so much cotton was being shipped from the port, early settlers named the village Cottonport.

So basically a slave super highway. I live about 5 miles from town though. "They" are taking over....!


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LSUFreek
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re: What is your town named for?
Just looked up Marrero.

Looks like it was named after Louis H Marrero, a Mississippi boy who moved to Gretna. Eventually became Jefferson Parish President and later, US Senator. Was a bank President and owned a lot of land and helped develop “Amesville” which was later named Marrero. There’s a main street there called Ames Bvld. No word if he was a Lakers fan like most Marreroans are.

It also looks like he served in the Confederate Army, so eventually it’ll be on the chopping block.


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IndianPower
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re: What is your town named for?
A Native American tribe.


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MSTiger33
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re: What is your town named for?
Jay Cutler is from Santa Claus


Rebel
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re: What is your town named for?
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Jay Cutler is from Santa Claus


What about Matt Mauk?


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Packer
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re: What is your town named for?
Per wiki
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after the Danish city in Shakespeare's "Hamlet


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