Special Report

The Most Common Town Names in the US

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5. Greenville
> Number of towns with the same name: 23
> Most populous city: Greenville, North Carolina (pop: 90,347)

Greenville, Alabama’s original name was Buttsville, which is arguably one of the strangest names in America.

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4. Madison
> Number of towns with the same name: 23
> Most populous city: Madison, Wisconsin (pop: 248,856)

Madison, Wisconsin, was named after former president and Founding Father James Madison, who was one the wealthiest presidents in American history.

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3. Clinton
> Number of towns with the same name: 27
> Most populous city: Clinton, Maryland (pop: 39,230)

Clinton, Arkansas, was named after New York Governor DeWitt Clinton, not, contrary to popular belief, after former President Bill Clinton.

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2. Fairview
> Number of towns with the same name: 28
> Most populous city: Fairview, New Jersey (pop: 14,422)

The per capita income in Fairview, Tennessee, in 2017 was just over $24,000, half the average for Williamson County in which the town is located.

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1. Franklin
> Number of towns with the same name: 30
> Most populous city: Franklin, Tennessee (pop: 72,990)

Named after Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, who was also a prolific inventor, this Texas town was founded on Oct. 26, 1799.