Places named for People Quiz

Can you guess these places that were named after people?
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Last updated: December 5, 2019
First submittedJanuary 23, 2012
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Place
Named for a ...
Answer
U.S. state
U.S. President
Washington
Wisconsin city
U.S. President
Madison
South Carolina city
English King
Charleston
Nebraska city
U.S. President
Lincoln
Liberian capital
U.S. President
Monrovia
Nevada city
Frontiersman
Carson City
Ohio city
Explorer
Columbus
New Zealand city
English admiral
Nelson
New Zealand city
English general
Wellington
Country
(former name)
De Beers founder
Rhodesia
Place
Named for a ...
Answer
North Australia city
Naturalist
Darwin
Vietnamese city
Vietnamese
revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh City
U.S. state
Queen Elizabeth I
Virginia
British Columbia city
English queen
Victoria
U.S. state
Quaker leader
Pennsylvania
Egyptian city
Ancient conqueror
Alexandria
Florida city
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 62
Jul 10, 2014
Pesky storks...
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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 72
May 25, 2014
We also limit our apostrophes - NOT in plurals
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Level 76
Feb 27, 2016
Aha, but both are also truncations (though stretching it a bit for Aussie's admittedly)
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Level 67
Oct 7, 2019
Or just that the name comes from Abel Tasman..
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Level 58
Dec 12, 2019
Hilarious!
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Level 38
Mar 25, 2012
Can you accept "Saigon" for Ho Chi Minh City?
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Level 58
Dec 12, 2019
I'm not sure you understand this quiz!
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Level 81
Apr 17, 2012
Saigon?? No! Saigon isn't named after a person. Read the quiz header.
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Level 67
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 88
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 46
May 2, 2016
Fremont, Ohio was also named for an explorer (John C. Frémont).
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Level 81
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 24
Jan 18, 2017
Where is Austin, Texas and Houston, Texas
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Level 68
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 78
Jul 18, 2017
It's the Northern Territory, North Australia isn't a thing.
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Level 61
Dec 12, 2019
It's in the North of Australia... Definitely a thing.
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Level 39
Sep 13, 2017
it should be yugoslavia
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Level 77
Feb 23, 2018
What should?
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Level 68
Dec 11, 2018
No, what's on second, Yugoslavia's on first.
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Level 81
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 71
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 67
Oct 7, 2019
The ones I got havent got much resemblance to the percentages shown in the stats (besides washington that was ; alexandria, victoria, virginia, wellington, darwin, tasmania and nelson.) Often the ones I miss are the least guessed ones on quizzes, and one or two that are at the bottom that I díd get while others didnt. This time I sort of got my own curve,
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Level 80
Jan 2, 2019
What about the Philippines?
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Level 69
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.
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Level 54
Apr 27, 2019
I know I'll get yelled at about this being a primarily US site, but really, 5 US presidents!! Lets spread the net a little wider please.
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Level 61
Aug 15, 2019
There is also a city called Monroe in Wisconsin and it is named after the US president James Monroe - https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS2448

That would make two answers for "City in Wisconsin"

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Level 66
Aug 15, 2019
I would like to see a another quiz (#2) like this.
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Level 67
Oct 7, 2019
I think there is plenty of material to makes this series go on for quite a while (though ofcouse it will get increasingly obscure, because people wont know the towns with a few thouand people or less.)
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Level 72
Dec 12, 2019
Ohio city named after a Roman general could be a nice tricky one for people.
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Level 81
Dec 12, 2019
Maybe try to make it less US-centric? That's 11 questions related to the US and 6 others for English-speaking countries... Bolivia would be an obvious choice but I'm sure you can find some more.
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Level 61
Dec 12, 2019
Please accept "Hi Chi Min" for the Vietnamese city. Frustrating.
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Level 81
Dec 13, 2019
You don't know much about uncle Ho, do you?
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Level 67
Dec 12, 2019
Surely Solomon Islands, is he not a patriarch?
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Level 81
Dec 13, 2019
I would say Solomon is a king but I'm not sure who qualifies as a patriarch.
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Level 46
Dec 12, 2019
This is really bothering me. Can you capitalize the n in named please?
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Level 67
Dec 12, 2019
Now I have to go look up who the heck Carson was...
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Level 79
Dec 16, 2019
Kit Carson was one of the legends of the Old West - mountain man, trapper, guide, etc.
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Level 82
Dec 13, 2019
Never heard of the city in New Zealand named for a British Admiral. Fortunately, I only know one British Admiral and it happened to be the right one! ;)
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Level 66
Dec 14, 2019
I got all the non-US ones and five of the US ones. Pretty happy with that.