Have some fun with place names around the world

We could have fun with this one & I love it! Off the top of my head…There’s an Edmonton in Qld, an Anzac in Alberta, Perth in Scotland, plus Western Australia and Ontario, a Gold Coast in Chicago, Nelson in Nz & Canada, Palmerston in Darwin & one in Central Otago (nz), Riverton in Perth(oz) & one in Southland just outside of Invercargill.

I love place names :+1:

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Hi @RunnerC there’s also an Edmonton in London … that’s the sum total of my contribution, for now anyway. :sweat_smile:

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Only yesterday, whilst looking through THS house sits I discovered that there is a Blackpool in New Zealand!

(Blackpool is a famous English seaside resort)

It turns out that the NZ Blackpool was named after the UK Blackpool but I have no idea why?

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Having been to NZ it is full of places named after uk places, I fact if you go South there is even a place that feels like you are in Scotland.

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Australia is the same… my partner lived in Scarborough for many years and when he emigrated to Australia he found another coastal suburb of Perth, WA with same name. It drew him in and became his new home. Familiarity (and a far superior beach) I guess :slight_smile:

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I live in Scarborough but in Queensland!!

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I live in Niagara Falls, Canada. Yes, there are two, as across the Niagara river is Niagara Falls, New York. However, within a two hour’s drive of my home I can be in London or Scotland, and if I cross the river, again within two hours I can be in Wales. Arriving at destinations by :red_car: but sounding like I :rocket:.

There are also so many names of British towns in Canada, no doubt because the early settlers came from Britain. One of my sits last year, again a two hour drive away, was in Norwich (also a UK city). I had some fun conversations about the difference in pronunciation. Talking of which, you should hear people in Canada trying to pronounce Worcestershire (sauce). :rofl:

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I think it is safe to say it is part of the “original British Invasion” :rofl:
Whilst I was renting a house during the lockdown many of the streets in the community I was in were named after cities and places in England. It was a bit perturbing at first until I inquired at a homeowners meeting. The treasurer was the longest living tenant and he shared quite a bit of history about this small patch of dirt in central Florida, US.
As you might have guessed, an Englishman purchased the acres that developed into the town.
yep, we had a Blackpool St.

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There’s a town called Paris… in Ontario!

You’ll find Naples in Florida, Paris in Texas, Rome in Gorgia, Florence in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Wisconsin (italian immigrants ? ) and even a Moscow in Idaho and Pennsylvania !

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There’s a small town called Texas in Queensland, Australia

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@PetSitterBug and a good-sized city named Ontario in California. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

I once drove there just for the picture :+1:.

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It may be Naval related Blackpool — National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy

The Bombay Hills heading out of Auckland are named after a ship which arrived in the 1800’s.

Hope you enjoyed the drive @RunnerC as there’s not much to see or do in Texas QLD!

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We travel a lot for work and drive to our destinations so we laugh when we see the same exit names for our home town even though we are 100s of miles away :joy:

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Here in NZ, there’s the ‘presidential highway’ between Gore ( southland) & Clinton (otago)…:sweat_smile: Yes, named way way before the two people were alive.

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I found this stat quite staggering … San Jose there are 1,700 places with that name or a variation.

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And a London in Ontario.

Not Blackpool but there’s a Liverpool in Nova Scotia….I’ve been to them both.