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Here Are the 13 Most Common Names of American Towns

Live in Franklin? You're not alone
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2019 11:39 AM CDT
Franklin, Tenn.   (Getty Images / TennesseePhotographer)

(Newser) – It would not be all that surprising if you, dear reader, live in a town called Franklin. There are 30 of them in the US, making it the most common town name across the country. (All of them a tribute to founding father Benjamin Franklin.) As 24/7 Wall St. explains, about two-thirds of city, town, municipality, borough, village, and census-designated place names in the US are unique (more than 15,500 names in total); the other third, or about 3,800 names, are shared. The most common ones after Franklin, plus how many of them there are:

  1. Fairview, 28
  2. Clinton, 27
  3. Madison, 23
  4. Greenville, 23
  5. Marion, 23
  6. Salem, 22
  7. Arlington, 21
  8. Georgetown, 21
  9. Springfield, 20
  10. Manchester, 20
  11. Milton, 20
  12. Clayton, 20
Read on for more about the country's least common names.

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