List of Places Named After People

List Of Places Named After People


There are a number of places named after famous people. For more on the general etymology of place names see toponymy. For other lists of eponyms (names derived from people) see eponym.

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    Modern tourist guides have helped raised tourist expectations. And they have provided the natives—from Kaiser Wilhelm down to the villagers of Chichacestenango—with a detailed and itemized list of what is expected of them and when. These are the up-to- date scripts for actors on the tourists’ stage.
    Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)

    The land may vary more;
    But wherever the truth may be—
    The water comes ashore,
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    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    We were hospitably entertained in Concord, New Hampshire, which we persisted in calling New Concord, as we had been wont, to distinguish it from our native town, from which we had been told that it was named and in part originally settled. This would have been the proper place to conclude our voyage, uniting Concord with Concord by these meandering rivers, but our boat was moored some miles below its port.
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    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    A man’s interest in a single bluebird is worth more than a complete but dry list of the fauna and flora of a town.
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