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Closest towns that share the same name (but are not adjoining)?
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Subdeacon
2016-02-11 01:28:00 UTC
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Benton, IL is 102 mi from Benton, KY
Benton, KY is 96 mi from Benton, MO
Benton, MO is 90 mi from Benton, IL

A Benton triangle of 288 miles round-trip
Michael Moroney
2016-02-11 16:56:23 UTC
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Post by Subdeacon
Benton, IL is 102 mi from Benton, KY
Benton, KY is 96 mi from Benton, MO
Benton, MO is 90 mi from Benton, IL
A Benton triangle of 288 miles round-trip
Salem MA to Salem NH, 28 miles.

There are many instances of a small City of X adjacent to or surrounded
by a Town of X in New York State. They are politically separate entities.
(There are also many cases of a Village of X in a Town of X in NY,
however villages in NY are considered part of the town they are in,
they're another layer of government)
John Levine
2016-02-11 19:22:32 UTC
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Post by Michael Moroney
Salem MA to Salem NH, 28 miles.
There are many instances of a small City of X adjacent to or surrounded
by a Town of X in New York State. They are politically separate entities.
(There are also many cases of a Village of X in a Town of X in NY,
however villages in NY are considered part of the town they are in,
they're another layer of government)
And for extra fun, the Village of Scarsdale has exactly the same
boundaries as the Town of Scarsdale.

Connecticut is divided into towns, of which 19 are also cities, again
same boundaries.
Larry Scholnick
2016-02-12 01:04:04 UTC
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In California we have Claremont (in eastern Los Angeles county) and Clairemont (in San Diego county), 115 miles apart. They are pronounced identically.

For good measure, just across the county line from Claremont is Montclair (in San Bernardino county). They wanted to be a single city, but CA law does not allow cities to cross county lines.
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