List of border towns in the United States with portmanteau names
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Each of the following towns in the United States is near a border of two or more states or other jurisdictions, and is named with a portmanteau of those entities' names.
Portmanteaus Cities or Towns
- Arkoma, Oklahoma (Arkansas and Oklahoma)
- Calexico, California (California and Mexico); see also Mexicali
- Calneva, California (California and Nevada)]
- Cal-Nev-Ari, Nevada (California, Nevada, and Arizona)
- Dalhart, Texas (Dallam and Hartley Counties)
- Dalworthington Gardens, Texas (Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington)
- Delmar, Delaware and Delmar, Maryland (Delaware and Maryland)
- Deltona, Florida, (DeLand and Daytona)
- Ellport, Pennsylvania (Ellwood City and Portersville)
- Flomot, Texas (Floyd and Motley Counties)
- Florala, Alabama (Florida and Alabama)
- Idavada, Idaho (Idaho and Nevada)
- Illiana, Illinois (Illinois and Indiana); see also Illiana
- Inyokern, California (Kern and Inyo Counties)
- Kanorado, Kansas (Kansas and Colorado)
- Kansas City, Missouri (Kansas and Missouri)
- Kenova, West Virginia (Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia)
- Mardela Springs, Maryland (Maryland and Delaware)
- Marydel, Delaware and Marydel, Maryland (Delaware and Maryland)
- Michiana, Michigan (Michigan and Indiana); see also Michiana, the surrounding region whose main urban center is South Bend, Indiana
- Milmay, New Jersey (Millville and Mays Landing)
- Monida, Montana (Montana and Idaho)
- Norlina, North Carolina (North Carolina and Virginia)
- Pen Mar, Maryland (Maryland and Pennsylvania)
- Penndel, Pennsylvania (named after the Pennsylvania/Delaware Highway)
- Tennga, Georgia (Tennessee and Georgia)
- Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana, Arkansas (Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana)
- Texhoma, Oklahoma and Texhoma, Texas (Texas and Oklahoma)
- Texico, New Mexico (Texas and New Mexico)
- Ucolo, Utah (Utah and Colorado)
- Vanport City, Oregon (Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington), a town on the Portland side of the Columbia river, no longer in existence.
- Vershire, Vermont (Vermont and New Hampshire)
- Virgilina, Virginia (Virginia and North Carolina)
- Wamac, Illinois (Washington, Marion, and Clinton Counties)
- Ark-La-Tex, a U.S. socio-economic region where Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma intersect.
- Arrowbear Lake, California, a small community halfway between Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino mountains.
- BosWash or BosNYWash, terms occasionally used for the chain of interlocking coastal metropolitan areas (stretching from Boston in the north to Washington, D.C. in the south) that make up the Northeast megalopolis.
- Chariho, a school district in southwestern Rhode Island consisting of the towns of Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton, Rhode Island.
- Chulajuana, California (Chula Vista, California; Tijuana, Mexico) There is no such town. This is derogatory name for Chula Vista because of its proximity to Mexico and its large Hispanic population.
- Delmarva Peninsula is a large peninsula on the East Coast of the United States, occupied by Delaware and portions of Maryland and Virginia.
- Indiahoma, Oklahoma (Indiana and Oklahoma), a small town in central Oklahoma which has no borders with Indiana. A portmanteau which most likely honors the area’s Native-American roots.
- Kentuckiana, a popular local name for the Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area, centered on Louisville, Kentucky and spreading across the Ohio River into Indiana
- Lake Keomah, a man-made lake 4 miles east of Oskaloosa, Iowa named for the two counties that financed it, Keokuk and Mahaska.
- Lake Koocanusa, a reservoir named for the river it dams (Kootenay River) and the countries whose border it straddles (Canada and USA).
- Lake Talquin, from Tallahassee and Quincy, Florida
- Lake Texoma, a man-made lake on the Red River that divides Texas and Oklahoma
- Lake Wissota, a large reservoir in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, combines Wisconsin and Minnesota.
- Lamorinda, California, a region of Contra Costa County comprising Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda
- Pennsyltucky, from Pennsylvania and Kentucky
- SeaTac, Washington, between Seattle and Tacoma