Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia 2006. States Derived from Native Nations Alabama -Indian for tribal town, later a tribe Alabamas or Alibamons of the Creek confederacy. In the fall of 1763, members of the Shawnee and other tribes who were tributary to the Iroquois Confederacy conducted raids on traders from the Philadelphia company and stole their goods. This is based on missionary and Indian agent reports of the time. Bismarck, North Dakota - Otto von Bismarck Carson City, Nevada - Kit Carson Charleston, West Virginia - Charles Clendenin, father of Savannah Clendenin who founded Ft. California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. However, no evidence supports this claim.
South Carolina iStock While traveling inland from South Carolina in 1567, Spanish explorer Juan Pardo passed through a Native American village in modern-day Tennessee named Tanasqui. The modern Choctaw name for the tribe is Albaamu. Massachusetts iStock The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Bay Colony that preceded it were named after the area's indigenous people, the Massachusett. California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Schools need not be named for the town where they're located. Hueser, director of the Homestead Society of Ohio, wanted to establish a Catholic presence in northwest Alabama. It takes place ostensibly in the world of the Halo computer games.
In 1855, Queen Victoria signed an agreement to change the name, and on January 1, 1856, the island became known officially as Tasmania. California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Mariana was also proposed as a name, but Maryland's founder, Sir Lord Baltimore, believed in the divine right of kings and turned the name down because it reminded him of the Spanish Jesuit and historian Juan de Mariana, who taught that the will of the people was higher than the law of tyrants. The current city was formed in 1951. November 1 1859 via Mēxihco via Nuevo México A of Spanish Nuevo México.
Augusta Dearborn Founding father and former President of the United States, who died shortly before the city was created. The name eventually applied to the whole coast from South Carolina to Maine. Spanish explorers and early settlers used this word to greet members of friendly tribes throughout Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. As homosexuals are still persecuted in the United States, it islikely that most of the 11% who engaged in same-sex sexual behaviorare gay or bisexual but have chosen to not identify as homosexualin order to conform to cultural pressure. Avenue Road The city of Toronto can't claim the foreign language excuse for this tautological street name. Montgomery The first church in the area, which was named after a notable Biblical person.
Named for , legendary discoverer of the. He named this land New Hampshire after the English county of where he had enjoyed a number of years as a child. Saint Paul The sponsor of the lost Colonoy of Roanoke. Darwin Port Darwin was discovered in 1839 by Captain J. Lee the first settlement on the site. Christopher Columbus One of the leading landowners who purchased most of the land from the original settlers. State Names: The Stories of How Our States Were Named Nederland, Colorado: Mountain Storm Press p.
John, then governor of Kansas, in order to win the county seat of Stafford County. Charles Clendenin President in office at the time the captial was created. Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Australian Capital Territory As you can probably imagine, this territory houses the capital of Australia, Canberra. No one knows whether Tanasi and Tanasqui were actually the same village, though it is known that Tanasi was located on the Little Tennessee River and recent research suggests that Tanasqui was close to the confluence of the and the French Broad River near modern-day Newport. Her full name is actually Amalie Adelheid Louise Therese Karolina Wilhelmina, but that would have been a bit of a mouthful for a city.
New Mexico Named after Mexico, of course. It origianally referred to the Colorado River. Joe Juneau An early settler who was killed in a skirmish with local Native Americans. And unlike with figures from the Confederacy, people alive today might have voted for signers of the Southern Manifesto and known them personally. Canberra, capital of the Australian Capital Territory, is named for the cattle station called Canbery by its owner, Joshua John Moore, for the local Aboriginal name for the area, pronounced something like Canberry or Canbury, and reportedly meaning either a meeting place or a woman's breasts after a couple of nearby mountains, the peaks of which could be seen from the area. Iselin, a director of the Sioux City and St.
It has been considered a compliment to Henrietta Maria, queen of Charles I of England. Lawmakers like Fulbright had to weigh the damage not signing the document might do to their tenure in the Senate. The name was initially proposed for the Territory of Colorado until its origins were discovered. Each state is represented in the U. The claim that Idaho's name is the result of a hoax is itself a hoax. Not very imaginatively named, the territory was a matter of debate for some time after Australia became a federation in 1901.
Ives Goddard, Chief Linguist, correspondence This state was named after. July 20 1796 , via and akaansa Borrowed from a French spelling of an rendering of the tribal name kką:ze see Kansas, below , which the Miami and Illinois used to refer to the. It spread east to Ohio Pike County and other eastern states and was applied, for whatever reason, to Idaho when it was established as a territory on March 4, 1863. Columbus, Ohio - Christopher Columbus Columbia, South Carolina - named after the poetic name for the Americas, which in turn is derived from Christopher Columbus's name Denver, Colorado - James W. Carolina: Not sure if this was North or South or both. Subsequent to the Lewis and Clark expedition, Montana became a United States territory Montana Territory on May 26, 1864 and the 41st state on November 8, 1889. California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State.
Native American Placenames of the United States. September 1 1831 The western, transmontane, counties of Virginia; separated from Virginia during ; see Virginia, above. State Names: The Stories of How Our States Were Named Nederland, Colorado: Mountain Storm Press pp. In 1632 he also established the colony of. Popularly thought to have received its name from Fr. Carteret had been born in Jersey and had spent several years as Lieutenant Governor of the island.