Towns Named Arcade

According to Geotargit there are several towns named Arcadia in the United States, at least 25 of them. I found and reported on many under the title “Towns Named Acadia” on July 7th of this year. There are also a few towns named Arcade, which is a related term. An arcade is a covered passageway with arches or a place where video games are played. The word itself derives from the Latin word “arcus”. There has been an Arcade Fire of note, and the word has been used to name streets, several buildings, and various historical sites.

There are apparently towns named Arcade in Italy, on the island of Crete in Greece, and in Spain. The Arcade in Italy is a commune in Galacia near Venice with a population of about 4,500 Italians and a few outsiders.

There are reportedly 10 towns named Arcade in the United States. Three of them are in the state of California. The largest Arcade in the world is a neighborhood in Sacramento. There is also a part of Los Angeles named Arden-Arcade and a small town in Yolo County with this name. The Arcades in South Carolina, New Jersey, and Florida must be very small. The unincorporated Arcade in Texas that used to be near Odessa in Ector County is either minuscule today or completely out of business. That leaves 2 legitimate Arcades in this country in the states of New York and Georgia. Their combined population is about 4,000 people.


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