The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1905 - Names, Geographical - 334 pages
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Page 182 - the river of lost souls," because traditionally a Spanish regiment on its way to Florida was lost here. Laasecks; peak in Humboldt County, California, named for an Indian chief. Lassen; county and peak in California, named for Peter Lassen, an early explorer. Las Vegas; city in San Miguel County, New Mexico. A Spanish name, meaning "the plains," or the "meadows," and given this city on account of its situation in the midst of a fertile meadow.
Page 300 - Park; so named because the three rivers, Gallatin, Madison, and Gardiner, take their rise on its slopes. Three Rivers; city in Michigan; so named because situated at the junction of the St. Joseph, Portage, and Rocky rivers. Throckmorton; county in Texas, named for Dr. William E. Throckmorton, one of the first pioneers of northern Texas. Throgs Neck; cape in Westchester County, New York, named for John Throckmorton, an original patentee. Throop; town in Cayuga County, New York, named for Hon. Enos...
Page 70 - Carroll; counties in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Virginia, and several small places, named for Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, Maryland. Carroll; county in Tennessee, named for William Carroll, governor in 1821-27. Carrollton; township in Carroll County, Arkansas; cities in Carroll County, Iowa, Carroll County, Kentucky, Carroll County, Missouri; towns in Carroll County, Mississippi, and Carroll County, Georgia, and...
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Page 78 - Cherry " occurs frequently with and without suffixes, generally referring to the presence of the tree. Chesaning; village in Saginaw County, Michigan. An Indian word meaning "big rock," the name having been given because of a large rock near the place. Chesapeake; bay in Maryland which gives name to several places in the country. An Indian name variously explained. Heckewelder says it is corrupted from Tschischwapeki, which is compounded of kitshi, "highly salted," and peek, "a body of standing...

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