Often, while searching through atlases and gazetteers of the United States, we have been surprised at the number of communities which possess names identical with various states. For example, there is a town called OREGON in Holt County, Missouri, and there is a MAINE in Davie County, North Carolina. We felt that here was a logological phenomenon worth investigating further.
"A Statename Chain,"
Word Ways: Vol. 3
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol3/iss4/9