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Houston County Place Names

Beyond answering why a place is called as it is, researching place names can evoke the character of a people through the history, the spirit, and the concerns and triumphs reflected in the names chosen for their communities and resources.  … Continue reading

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Database of Norwegian Ridge place names

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Money Creek and other local place names explained

Black Hammer is so-named because Knud Olsen Bergo came upon the prairie bluff after a wildfire blackened its sides, and Money Creek was named after a gust of wind blew the contents of an unlucky early settler’s wallet into the … Continue reading

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