Towns Named Kennedy

There are 13 towns named Kennedy in the United States. The one in Texas is spelled Kenedy and has nothing to do with the Kennedy clan of Massachusetts that created a President. Kenedy has spawned a county named Kenedy, is southeast of San Antonio, and was named for Mifflin Kenedy who bought land in the area and wanted a town using his name in the area. Few of the towns named Kennedy have anything to do with the Kennedy family. Kenedy, TX has a population of 3,500 and is growing. Oddly enough, it is only about 30 miles south of a town named Nixon. Is that a coincidence?

There is only one town named Kennedy listed as being in a state now. It is Kennedy, CA and it has a population of more than 3,200. It’s also growing and in the Stockton area. Some of the towns named Kennedy are out of existence. For example, Kennedy, MO used to be in the Bootheel in Pemiscot County but is now extinct. The Kennedy in Wisconsin is also gone. It used to be part of Lake, which is now a ghost town. A man named Kennedy used to have a tavern in this town plated in 1908, but both the tavern and the town are gone now.

The only Kennedy I have been in is the one in Queensland, Australia. It is not too far from Hinchinbrook Island, a major stop for people going to the Great Barrier Reef and it’s a National Park. I ate kangaroo on the beach while there. Ruth & I were on a bus headed for Cairns when we went through Kennedy. Kennedy, PA is part of Pittsburgh. The Kennedy in IL is in Lake County in the Chicago area. The Kennedy in New York is near Jamestown, where Lucille Ball who starred in films and as Lucy Ricardo was born. The Kennedys in Minnesota and Kentucky are on most maps of each state.

There are Kennedys in some foreign countries. There are towns by that name in Canada in Saskatchewan and in Newfoundland, where Newfoundland puppies are popular. There are reportedly towns named Kennedy in Bolivia and Venezuela according to Geotargit.


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Since the beginning, I've had to avoid writing about the downside of travel in order to sell more than 100 articles. Just because something negative happened doesn't mean your trip was ruined. But tell that to publishers who are into 5-star cruise and tropical beach fantasies. I want to tell what happened on my way to the beach, and it may not have been all that pleasant. My number one rule of the road's disaster is tomorrow's great story. My travel experiences have appeared in about twenty magazines and newspapers. I've been in all 50 states more than once and more than 50 countries. Ruth and I love to travel internationally--Japan, Canada, China, Argentina, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, etc. Within the next 2 years we will have visited all of the European countries. But our favorite destination is Australia. Ruth and I have been there 9 times. I've written a book about Australia's Outback, ALONE NEAR ALICE, which is available through both Amazon & Barnes & Noble. My first fictional work, MOVING FORWARD, GETTING NOWHERE, has recently been posted on Amazon. It's a contemporary, hopefully funny re-telling of The Odyssey. View all posts by roads-rus

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