There are reportedly 35 towns named York in 8 countries. I have been to the Yorks in England, South Australia and Alaska. There are also Yorkvilles, Yorkshires and Yorktowns, like the Yorktown in Virginia where the Revolutionary War concluded. It’s now a mere village of about 100 people appropriately near Williamsburg. There are said to be 23 Yorks in the United States, but some are unincorporated and others are completely out of business, like the York in Indiana.
There are some fairly big towns named York in the USA. The York in South Carolina is a stand alone community of 8,000 and a county seat in the north central part of the state. York, Alaska, is an old mining camp on the Seward Peninsula not too far from Nome. York, Nebraska, is a thriving town of 8,000 between Grand Island and Lincoln. York, Washington, is a very old community in the Seattle area that has more than 2,500 people. York, Pennsylvania, is a town of 4 to 5,000 people with a historic old pub called the Golden Plough and is known as the White Rose City. The York in North Dakota is an interesting small town with a forensics lab and is named after the York in England.
The York in England is a diverse city of more than 200,000 north of London. It is the largest town in the world named York. It was once a Viking settlement that now has many tourist attractions like a splendid Viking museum. Ruth and I went there by train the last time we were in England, and we really liked this city with several carousels. I would go back, but the York in Western Australia has nothing for the international traveler and is not, in my opinion, worth returning to. The same is true for the York in Canada’s Ontario.