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The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Second Edition. Henry Gannett. Paperback, (1905), repr. 2005, New, 334 pp.
This is the standard reference work on place names in the United States. It is an alphabetical list of about 10,000 names, with precise geographical references. The location in a county and state, and the derivation and meaning of the name, are given for each place. This volume is of enormous value to researchers in a wide variety of fields, especially in the fields of genealogy and local history.