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Cities and Counties with Same Name

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Many us know of cities and counties with same name of each other. They include those with same city and county boundaries (some w/different names), a city located in the county of the same name and a city not located in the county with same. I have just a few to name.

* Indicates county seat (edit)

City/County Boundaries:

- San Francisco city* and county, ca

- Philadelphia city* and county, pa

- New Orleans city* and parish (w/o New), la

- Denver city* and county, co

- Jacksonville city* and Duval county, fl

- Nashville city* and Davidson county, tn

- Lexington city* and Fayette co, ky

- Columbus city* and Muscogee co, ga

- Athens city* and Clarke Co, ga

- Augusta city* and Richmond co, ga

- Indianapolis city* and Marion co, in

Cities located in county of same name:

- Alameda, ca

- Sacramento*, ca

- Los Angeles*, ca

- San Diego*, ca

- Miami*, fl (Miami-Dade co)

- Baton Rouge*, la (East Baton Rouge parish, West Baton Rouge across Mississippi)

- Erie*, pa

- Dallas*, tx

- Bossier city, la

Cities not located in county of same name:

- Houston, tx

- Austin, tx

- St. Louis, mo (independent)

- Baltimore, md (independent)

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In order of population (highest to lowest):

Lancaster, PA is in Lancaster County.

York, PA is in York County.

Washington, PA is in Washington county.

Somerset, PA is in Somerset County.

All four are county seats.

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Unknown to many, Jacksonville and Duval County don't completely share the same boundary. There are four other incorporated cities in Duval County that didn't merge with Jacksonville in 1968. They are Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, & Bladwin.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts is Barnstable County, within Barnstable County is a town named Barnstable, within the Town of Barnstable is a village called Barnstable. Barnstable Village, Barnstable Town, Barnstable County. Barnstable Village is the county seat.

All of Nantucket Island is Nantucket County, the only town in Nantucket County is Nantucket, also the entirety of the island.

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Are talking about City/County merges (cities whoe limits take up the whle county) or just Counties who's county seat is the same name, or Counties who have a city within it by the same name>?

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Miami shouldn't really count. Who knows why they changed the name of the county.

There is a Dade city up by Tampa, nowhere close to Dade County.

There's a Seminole in Tampa, but still nowhere close to Seminole County.

The city of Okeechobee is the county seat of Okeechobee county.

Those are the only I can think of for Florida.

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Miami shouldn't really count. Who knows why they changed the name of the county.

There is a Dade city up by Tampa, nowhere close to Dade County.

There's a Seminole in Tampa, but still nowhere close to Seminole County.

The city of Okeechobee is the county seat of Okeechobee county.

Those are the only I can think of for Florida.

By the same token....There is a Bradford town and a Bradford county in Pennsylvania. The Bradford town is also a county seat...But it's the county seat of McKean county. Towanda is the county seat of Bradford county. They are both along the NY border in the northern tier of Pennsylvania.

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Unknown to many, Jacksonville and Duval County don't completely share the same boundary. There are four other incorporated cities in Duval County that didn't merge with Jacksonville in 1968. They are Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, & Bladwin.

It is true! The beaches are rebels.

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Are talking about City/County merges (cities whoe limits take up the whle county) or just Counties who's county seat is the same name, or Counties who have a city within it by the same name>?

Yes. ;)

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Also in Massachusetts:

Norfolk is a town in Norfolk County.

Essex is a town in Essex County.

Neither one is the county seat nor the most important town in the county.

Plymouth is the county seat of Plymouth County.

Worcester is the county seat (and by far the most important place) in Worcester County.

The town of Franklin is NOT in Franklin County.

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Most counties in SC have their county seats in a city by the same name except for about 10. However, there is a Kershaw County, and a town of Kershaw that is in a different county.

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