List of fictional towns in literature

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This is a List of fictional towns in literature.

Town name Author Origin Notes
Anchorage-in-Vineland Philip Reeve Mortal Engines Quartet the static and stable version of the Traction City of Anchorage that had decided to stop wandering the Arctic wastes and settle in the green and unspoilt land of Vineland (a.k.a. the Dead Continent), what was left of the continent of North America after the Sixty Minute War. When Anchorage was a Traction City, it was not predatory but gained its wealth by trading with other cities, due to more scrupulous leaders.
Ankh-Morpork Sir Terry Pratchett Discworld
Aramanth William Nicholson Wind On Fire fictional walled city in the world of William Nicholson's Wind On Fire trilogy. It is destroyed in the second book, Slaves of the Mastery when Ortiz and his raiding company attack and take the whole population (minus Kestrel) as slaves for the Mastery. Aramanth later becomes part of the Sovereignty of Gang under Bowman and Sisi's leadership.
Arkham H.P. Lovecraft H.P. Lovecraft's work & Cthulhu Mythos
Avonlea Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne of Green Gables
Barchester Anthony Trollope Chronicles of Barsetshire
Bayport Franklin W. Dixon The Hardy Boys
Bibliopolis Tom Sharpe The Great Pursuit Stereotypical Southern USA Bible Belt town.
Brackhampton Agatha Christie Miss Marple series
Bree J. R. R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings
Castle Rock Stephen King various novels
Chester's Mill Stephen King Under the Dome
Chipping Cleghorn Agatha Christie Miss Marple series
Cittàgazze Philip Pullman His Dark Materials series
Clanton, Mississippi John Grisham A Time to Kill Several of Grisham's other novels also take place, in whole or in part, in Clanton.
Clayton, Kentucky James Deaton Blue Mud Trilogy
Cleopolis Edmund Spenser The Faerie Queene
Eastwick Julian Barnes Metroland
Emerald City L. Frank Baum Various Oz Books
Esgaroth J. R. R. Tolkien The Hobbit
Gao Village Wu Cheng'en Journey to the West
Gormenghast Mervyn Peake Gormenghast series
Glimmerdagg, Sweden Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson Sune
Godric's Hollow J.K. Rowling Harry Potter series
Hierusalem Edmund Spenser The Faerie Queene
Hogsmeade J.K. Rowling Harry Potter series
Ilium Kurt Vonnegut various works Considered a stand-in for the actual cities of Schenectady and Troy, New York. Featured or referenced in Vonnegut's novels Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, Player Piano, and Galápagos.
Isola Evan Hunter 87th Precinct a section of a fictional city that is the setting for the 87th Precinct series of police procedural novels written by Ed McBain (pseudonym of Evan Hunter).
Kanthapura Raja Rao Kanthapura
Lankhmar Fritz Leiber Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series
Lake Wobegon Garrison Keillor various works
Lud Stephen King Dark Tower series
Macondo Gabriel Garcia Marquez La Hojarasca
Malgudi R.K. Narayan Malgudi Days Malgudi is a fictitious town in India created by R.K. Narayan in his novels and short stories. It forms the setting for most of Narayan's works.
Marghdeen (Marghadin) Allama Muhammad Iqbal Javid Nama Mentioned in Allama Iqbal's epic poem Javid Nama, the city of Marghdeen is depicted as a welfare state based on divine principles for humanity. It depicts the purist and the noblest level of any human society, one can imagine. The city of absolute peace in Javid Nama.
Mariposa Stephen Leacock Various short stories
Minas Tirith J. R. R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings
New Carthage B. Gian James The Emergent Discord series
New Crobuzon China Miéville various works
Newford Charles de Lint various works
New Venice Jean-Christophe Valtat The Mysteries of New Venice a fictional city, made of buildings from past world's fairs, and located near the North Pole, on Ellesmere Island.
Opar Edgar Rice Burroughs various Tarzan novels a fictional lost city in Edgar Rice Burroughs's series of Tarzan novels.
Öreskoga, Sweden Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson Bert
Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, England Hugh Lofting Doctor Dolittle
R'lyeh H. P. Lovecraft The Call of Cthulhu fictional lost city that first appeared in the H. P. Lovecraft short story The Call of Cthulhu, first published in Weird Tales in 1928. According to Lovecraft's short story, R'lyeh is a sunken city in the South Pacific and the prison of the malevolent entity called Cthulhu.

The nightmare corpse-city of R'lyeh…was built in measureless eons behind history by the vast, loathsome shapes that seeped down from the dark stars. There lay great Cthulhu and his hordes, hidden in green slimy vaults. H. P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu (1928)

Santa Teresa Ross Macdonald The Moving Target a fictionalized version of Santa Barbara, California, created by Ross Macdonald in his mystery The Moving Target (1949).[1]
St. Mary Mead Agatha Christie Miss Marple series An earlier mention of St. Mary Mead exists in the Poirot novel The Mystery of the Blue Train. However, that St. Mary Mead is said to be in Kent, while the St. Mary Mead mentioned in the Miss Marple stories, beginning with Murder at the Vicarage, is located in either the fictional county of Downshire, Radfordshire, or Middleshire, depending on the source used.
Sto Lat Sir Terry Pratchett Discworld
Trantor Isaac Asimov Foundation series capital of the Galactic Empire, at its height the city of Trantor covers the entire surface of its planet.
Warlock Oakley Hall Warlock (1958 novel)
Wonderland Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland When Alice,saw a talking, clothed White Rabbit,she started following it and reached a magical land filled with wonderful anthropomorphic creatures,magical potions and cakes.Where she encountered Cheshire Cat,Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar,dodo,Bill the Lizard and so on.
Yian Robert W. Chambers The Maker of Moons a fictional city created by Robert W. Chambers and also referred to by H. P. Lovecraft. In the city, a great river flows under a thousand bridges, it is always summer and the sound of silver bells fills the air. In a portion of The Maker of Moons it is said to lie "across seven oceans and the river which is longer than from the Earth to the Moon."

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  1. ^ Priestman, Martin (2003). The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction. Cambridge University Press.