Most common/most unusual place names

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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

by Enkidu » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:06 am

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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

by Marmaduke » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:16 am

Regina, Canada......yes it rhymes with. Sorry!

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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

by ozarkmac » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:53 pm

An old thread, I know, but Arkansas has some town names that deserve recognition:
Smackover
Oil Trough
Hogeye
Hog Jaw
Hog Wallow
Greasy Corner
Possum Grape
Monkey Run
Goobertown
Turkey Scratch
Fifty-Six
Seed Tick

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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

by Alpinist » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:18 pm

Several US State Highpoints have unusual names, stemming from a native language and/or proper name.

Ebright Azimuth
Taum Sauk
Cheaha Mountain
Katahdin
Mauna Kea
Denali

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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

by jdzaharia » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:22 pm

There are over 100 "Long Lake"s in Minnesota.

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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

by Marmaduke » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:16 pm

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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

by joegrim » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:08 pm

I decided to find out on my own what the most common peak names are. So, I got a database of all official USGS peaks, and found the top 10 most common peak names in the USA.
1) Round Mountain - 298 peaks
2) Bald Mountain - 292 peaks
3) Black Mountain - 256 peaks
4) Red Hill - 167 peaks
5) Little Mountain - 165 peaks
6) Table Mountain - 151 peaks
6) Green Mountain - 151 peaks
8 ) Red Mountain - 150 peaks
9) Sugarloaf Mountain - 149 peaks
9) Pine Mountain - 149 peaks
This list doesn't count similarly-named peaks (e.g., "Red Mountain", "Red Hill", and "Red Ridge" are all counted separately.)

More miscellaneous stats:
57,341: the total number of unique peak names
39,147: the number of peaks with a name shared by no other peak

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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

by seano » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:47 pm

I needed a distraction, so I did something similar for lakes:
1. 645 Mud Lake
2. 422 Long Lake
3. 346 Horseshoe Lake
4. 272 Round Lake
5. 247 Twin Lakes
6. 233 Lost Lake
7. 206 Clear Lake
8. 205 Mud Pond
9. 178 Silver Lake
10. 166 Spring Lake

I'm surprised Mud Lake beat out Long Lake.

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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

by Stu Brandel » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:15 am

A personal favorite: Bad Marriage Mountain in Glacier National Park

My wife uses this as a generic name for any hike we take that is harder than I initially laid out.

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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

by Bill Reed » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:43 pm

One of my favorites is this one in Glenwood Canyon.
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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

by lcarreau » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:46 am

Sorry ... newbie here. Does the name have to be within the United States? Anyway, here's an international one ...

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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

by fredsfo » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:54 pm

My favorite unusual place name: Bumpass Hell
https://www.nps.gov/lavo/planyourvisit/ ... s_hell.htm

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