List of renamed places in the United States

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This is the list of renamed places in the United States --- various political and physical entities in the U.S. that have had their names changed, though not by merger, split, or any other process which was not one-to-one. It also generally does not include differences due to a change in status, for example, a "River Bluff Recreation Area" that becomes "River Bluff State Park".

Alaska[edit]

California[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Florida[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

  • Manchester (1645-1989) became Manchester-By-The-Sea (1989–Present).

Mississippi[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

South Carolina[edit]

  • Charles Town (colonial period) is now Charleston.

Tennessee[edit]

  • Coal Creek became Lake City in 1936, after the completion of Norris Dam, which created Norris Lake.

Utah[edit]

  • The territory that became Utah was known as Deseret when first settled by Latter-Day Saints in 1847
  • Parley's Park City became shortened to Park City
  • Fort Utah became Provo
  • The area known as Provo Bench became Orem before the city's incorporation in 1919

Wyoming[edit]

  • Jackson's Hole was changed to Jackson Hole and is now simply Jackson

 


References[edit]

  1. ^ Wyden, Ron (US Senator) (September 10, 2013). "Senate Report 113-93, Designation of Denali in the State of Alaska". US Government Publishing Office. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ Campbell, Jon (November 8, 2015). "Old Name Officially Returns to Nation's Highest Peak". U.S. Board on Geographic Names (U.S. Geological Survey). Retrieved August 31, 2015.