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Naming of Texas Towns

  • Texas on a First-name Basis
    Of the roughly 2,000 town names on the official state map, over 400 of them are first names.

  • The Naming of Names

  • Weird Names by Mike Cox

  • Texas place names describe unique stories of towns by Delbert Trew

  • Town names with a twist by Bob Bowman
    When it came to naming their towns, East Texans were not shy about their selections.

  • Town names by Bob Bowman
    If you’ve ever wondered how some East Texas towns got their names, you may be surprised at some of the origins.

  • Those strange town names by Bob Bowman
    While some early East Texans named their towns for families, their hometowns or landmarks, othes were a tad more creative...

  • Unique town names by Bob Bowman

  • Jasper and Newton Counties, Beyond the Sabine

  • Despite odd names all over Lone Star State, 'Top 10' of the U.S. are commonplace here by Bill Bradfield

  • Why did they name it that? by Archie P. McDonald

  • Wonder Why They Named it That by Archie P. McDonald

  • A Geography Lesson by Bob Bowman

  • New Geography - Place name tweaking of several Counties and County Seats by Mike Cox

  • Twin Towns by Mike Cox

  • Cut and Shoot, Gun Barrel City, Gunsight, Point Blank and Winchester by Mike Cox

  • Boo-boo towns by Mike Cox
    The Texas map is sprinkled with cities and towns that got their names by mistake...

  • Population Ranks by Mike Cox
    The historic urban population hierarchy and population figures dating back to 1850...

  • An Affinity for Place Names by Bob Bowman

  • Geographic Humor by Mike Cox
    “I guess you know the true story behind the founding of Amarillo?” asked my old friend Larry Todd...
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    Map used by permission of TravelTex.com (Texas Economic Development)
    Image map (the links to regions) courtesy Sam Fenstermacher


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