Scottish Place Names In The United States
This is a list of names of Scottish origin which have subsequently been applied to parts of the United States by Scottish emigrants or explorers.
Unfortunately many of these placenames are now wrongly pronounced in the US e.g. Elgin wrongly pronounced "Eljin" in the US and correctly pronounced with the "g" as in give.
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