Special Report

The Most Common Town Names in the US

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15. Milford
> Number of towns with the same name: 19
> Most populous city: Milford, Connecticut (pop: 52,331)

Milford, Connecticut, is known for its annual Oyster Festival, which also includes kayak and canoe races.

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14. Burlington
> Number of towns with the same name: 19
> Most populous city: Burlington, North Carolina (pop: 52,813)

The very first Ben & Jerry’s ice cream store, a mom and pop shop that went big, opened in 1978 in Burlington, Vermont.

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13. Clayton
> Number of towns with the same name: 20
> Most populous city: Clayton, North Carolina (pop: 19,306)

Clayton, Missouri, was named for Ralph Clayton, who settled in that region during the 1830s and donated land for establishing the courthouse. (Picture is of Clayton County, Georgia.)

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12. Milton
> Number of towns with the same name: 20
> Most populous city: Milton, Georgia (pop: 37,556)

Milton, Florida, is nicknamed Scratch Ankle due to the briars, or prickly shrubs, growing in the region.

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11. Manchester
> Number of towns with the same name: 20
> Most populous city: Manchester, New Hampshire (pop: 110,601)

Another one of the many U.S. cities named after British cities, Manchester is the largest city in New Hampshire. (And these are the largest cities in the world.)