Vol. 37 No. 1 (1989)
Research Article

The Naming of Moscows in the USA

Published 1989-06-01



Since 1800, at least forty-seven populated places in the United States have borne the name Moscow. The reasons for having been so named fall into four classes of placename type: commemorative, anticipatory, transfer, and mistake. The stories of these communities and their namings tell much about the growth of this country, the flow of information within it, and each community's perception of itself.


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