American place-names: a concise and selective dictionary for the continental United States of America
In dictionary format, the origins of 12,000 American place-names are given with information on their location.
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19th century ably Algon Algonquian Delaware American apparently applied association Athapascan Bayou Butte Canyon Cherokee Chinook jargon Choctaw cially coined common commonly Creek AL Muskogean Creek NB Creek PA Algonquian descriptive Dutch early settler English family name folk-etymology French George Vancouver habitation-names habitations Hill incident Indian chief Indian name Indian tribal name Iroquoian Island known Lake ME Algonquian Lake MN land Latin locally believed meaning uncertain Mount Mountain Muskogean Creek namer natural features nearby Northern Paiute occurs Ojibway origin Peak personal name place-names Pond post office Potawatomi prob probably quian railroad rare reference River rock Seminole shortening Siouan sonal name Spanish spelling spring stream suggestion tain term tion town in England transfer translation tree tribe usually Valley variant village WI Algonquian Wilkes expedition Wintu word