The charms of small
towns revealed without hyperbole.
Written so that you'll return - perhaps for good.
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on a First-name Basis
Of the roughly 2,000 town names on the official state map, over
400 of them are first names.
Naming of Names
Names by Mike Cox
place names describe unique stories of towns by Delbert Trew
names with a twist by Bob Bowman
When it came to naming their towns, East Texans were not shy about
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.
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...
town names by Bob Bowman
and Newton Counties, Beyond the Sabine
odd names all over Lone Star State, 'Top 10' of the U.S. are commonplace
here by Bill Bradfield
did they name it that? by Archie P. McDonald
Why They Named it That by Archie P. McDonald
Geography Lesson by Bob Bowman
Geography - Place name tweaking of several Counties and County Seats
by Mike Cox
Towns by Mike Cox
and Shoot, Gun Barrel City, Gunsight, Point Blank and Winchester
by Mike Cox
towns by Mike Cox
The Texas map is sprinkled with cities and towns that got their
names by mistake...
Ranks by Mike Cox
The historic urban population hierarchy and population figures dating
back to 1850...
Affinity for Place Names by Bob Bowman
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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