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Places named for People Quiz

All these places were named for people. Based on the clues, guess what they are.
Last updated: November 03, 2018
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Named for a ...
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U.S. state
U.S. President
Washington
City in Wisconsin
U.S. President
Madison
City in South Carolina
English King
Charleston
City in Nebraska
U.S. President
Lincoln
Former country
De Beers founder
Rhodesia
Liberian capital
U.S. President
Monrovia
U.S. state
Prominent
Quaker
Pennsylvania
City in Nevada
Frontiersman
Carson City
City in Ohio
Explorer
Columbus
City in New Zealand
English admiral
Nelson
A ...
Named for a ...
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City in New Zealand
English general
Wellington
U.S. state
Queen Elizabeth I
Virginia
City in North Australia
Naturalist
Darwin
City in British Columbia
English Queen
Victoria
Vietnamese city
Vietnamese
revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh City
City in Egypt
Ancient conqueror
Alexandria
City in Florida
U.S. President
Jacksonville
Country
Biblical patriarch
Israel
Australian state
Dutch explorer
Tasmania
U.S. state
French King
Louisiana
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level 47
Jan 23, 2012
Virginia was named after Queen Elizabeth I (The Virgin Queen). With the number of heirs Queen Elizabeth II has, I don't think we can easily accept the Virgin Queen as her nickname.
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level ∞
Jan 23, 2012
Virgin births, all. j/k. I fixed the clue.
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level 64
Jul 10, 2014
Pesky storks...
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level 75
Jan 23, 2012
I agree with Mithol, Rhodesia is not a former country, they just changed the name to Zimbabwe. The USSR, Yugoslavia, Czechoslavia, those are former countries.
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level 43
Jan 24, 2012
It would be nice if you could accept Tazmania. I think that's a common spelling error.
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level 44
Sep 13, 2012
No no no, not acceptable at all. One need only remember that us Aussie's limit our z's and they'll be fine
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level 71
May 25, 2014
We also limit our apostrophes - NOT in plurals
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level 71
Feb 27, 2016
Aha, but both are also truncations (though stretching it a bit for Aussie's admittedly)
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level 38
Mar 25, 2012
Can you accept "Saigon" for Ho Chi Minh City?
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level 78
Apr 17, 2012
Saigon?? No! Saigon isn't named after a person. Read the quiz header.
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level 65
Sep 2, 2012
First I was like "why would anyone name a town after a nudist?", then it occurred to me that naturalist means someone who studies the natural sciences.
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level 80
Jun 8, 2014
Everywhere else just "Ho Chi Minh" gets accepted, here had to type in "city" as well.
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level 82
Jan 14, 2015
I was about to throw down a 'what gives' when Hamilton wasn't accepted. Apparently he wasn't an English Admiral, though, but a Scottish Captain.
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level 26
Mar 16, 2015
19 OUT OF 20 NOOOOO. I only didnt know the admiral that has his name implemented in a New Zealand city.
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level 77
Jul 4, 2018
I just guessed the most famous English admiral. Never heard of the city.
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level 14
Oct 17, 2015
Typed in Ho Chi Minh several times. Ugh. Didn't think about it wanting City.
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level 48
May 2, 2016
Fremont, Ohio was also named for an explorer (John C. Frémont).
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level 77
Jul 4, 2018
Zanesville (Ebenezer Zane) arguably is as well. But I wouldn't say that these two are as well known as the correct answer :)
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level 44
Sep 4, 2016
But I guessed Louisiana and Israel... hm...
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level 83
Sep 12, 2016
I found interesting Ho Chi Minh is not accepted. Funny as hell.
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level 56
Oct 28, 2016
Please accept Ho Chi Minh without necessarily adding City.
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level 24
Jan 18, 2017
Where is Austin, Texas and Houston, Texas
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level 69
Dec 11, 2018
They're in the back up file with the other 6,500 world cities named after people.
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level 24
Jan 18, 2017
'_'
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level 44
Jan 24, 2017
Shouldn't it be named after?
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level 72
Jul 18, 2017
It's the Northern Territory, North Australia isn't a thing.
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level 35
Sep 13, 2017
it should be yugoslavia
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level 76
Feb 23, 2018
What should?
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level 69
Dec 11, 2018
No, what's on second, Yugoslavia's on first.
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level 77
Jul 4, 2018
Solomon Islands for a country named after a biblical patriarch? Maybe a bit of a stretch.

Also, having lived in Columbus for eight years, I can't believe that it was the SEVENTH Ohio city I guessed for that question (even after Zanesville!)
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level 63
Dec 9, 2018
The stats suggest that many people taking this quiz know a lot about the USA but not much about the rest of the World - Australia, Holy Land, Southern Africa or New Zealand for example.
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level 75
Jan 2, 2019
What about the Philippines?
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level 67
Jan 3, 2019
As it happens, there exist places in SC named Jamestown, Georgetown, and Williamsburg, but their combined population is just over 40,000, or perhaps a third of Charleston, so fair enough.