The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1905 - Names, Geographical - 334 pages

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The little town of Interlachen in Putnam County, Florida was NOT named after the town in Switzerland. It was named Interlachen by an early settler from Europe. Mr. Berkelman called the town Interlachen because the word means "between the lakes" and there are 28 lakes in Interlachen, Florida. 

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Page 336 - Results of primary triangulation and primary traverse, fiscal year 1902-3, by SS Gannett. 1904. 328pp., Ipl. 248. Gazetteer of Indian Territory, by Henry Gannett. 1904. 70 pp. 258. The origin of certain place names in the United States (second edition), by Henry Gannett. 1905.
Page 14 - Iteyond the Rocky Mountains and the Far West, by Washington Irving, 1850. Yellowstone Park, by HM Chittenden. Geographic Names as Monuments of History: Transactions of the Oneida Historical Society, No. 5, 1889-1892. Report of Reconnaissance of Northwestern Wyoming, including the Yellow-stone Park, in 1873, by William A. Jones, 1875. Exploration of the Colorado River of the West, by JW Powell, 1875. Report upon the Colorado River of the West, by Joseph C. Ives: Thirty-sixth Congress, Senate document....
Page 223 - Newfane; town in Windham County, Vermont, said to have been named for Thomas Fane, one of the "men of Kent.
Page 335 - Fitch. 1900. 141 pp., 1 pi. 181. Results of primary triangulation and primary traverse, fiscal year 1900-1901, by HM Wilson, JH Renshawe, EM Douglas, and KU Goode.
Page 311 - ... in Albany County, New York, named for Theodore Voorhees, director of the Delaware and Lackawanna Railroad. Waas; mountain in Utah, named for a Ute Indian chief. Wabash; county in Illinois, county, and city in same county, in Indiana, and river traversing both .States. From the Indian word, wuabachr, meaning "cloud borne by an equinoctial wind," or, according to another authority, "white water.
Page 123 - Maine, so named from the beauty of their fields. Fairplay; town in Park County, Colorado, established by gold miners who named it as a living reproof to their "grab-all" neighbors. Faison; town in Duplin County, North Carolina, named for a prominent family. Fall; river in Massachusetts, so named because it is only about 2 miles in length and falls about 140 feet in a half mile. Fall River; city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, situated on the Fall River.
Page 229 - Ogden; city in Riley County, Kansas, named for Maj. EA Ogden, United States Army. Ogden; town in Monroe County, New York, named for William Ogden, the son-inlaw of the proprietor. Ogden; city in Weber County, river, canyon, and valley in Utah, named for an old mountaineer of the Hudson Bay Company, Peter Skeen Ogden. Ogdensburg; city in St. Lawrence County, New York, named for its original proprietor. rOgema; town in Price County, Wisconsin; jOgemaw; county in Michigan. Derived from an Ojibwa Indian...
Page 259 - County, Connecticut. A corruption of the Indian word, Wonkemaug, meaning "crooked fishing place." Ravalli; county in Montana, named for a Catholic priest. Ravenna; village in Portage County, Ohio, named for the city in Italy. Ravenswood; town in Jackson County, West Virginia, named for the Ravensworths, a family of England, but misspelled by the engravers in making the first maps and never corrected. Rawhide; creek in Nebraska, said to be so named because a white man was flayed upon its banks by...
Page 80 - ... puckered moccasins." Other explanations are "he overcomes," or "he surmounts obstacles." Chisago; county in Minnesota. An Indian word, possibly from the same source as Chicago. Chissescssick; rivers in Virginia and Georgia. An Indian word, meaning "the place of blue birds." Chittenango; creek and village in Madison County, New York. Morgan says it is an Indian word, meaning "where the sun shines out;" other authorities translate it "waters divide and run into.
Page 222 - ... of the Seventh Kansas Cavalry. Nesselroad; village in Jackson County, West Virginia, named for the first, postmaster. Nettle Carrier; creek and village in Overton County, Tennessee, named for a Cherokee Indian of local note. Nettleton; towns in...

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