Towns Named Jefferson, Part 2

There are 4 towns named Jefferson City. They are in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, and Montana. The one in Tennessee used to be called Mossy Creek and is in Jefferson County in the Northeastern part of this state. It reports a population of more than 8,000 people in 2021. The Jefferson Cities in Illinois and Montana are hard to find. The town in Montana reports that 596 people live in it.

There are towns named Jefferson in Wisconsin and 28 other states. The Wisconsin Jefferson is between Madison and Milwaukee and reports a population of almost 8,000 people. It is the largest Jefferson around. The Jefferson in Virginia has the word Village attached to it and 2,500 people live there. The Jefferson in Texas has more than 2,000 inhabitants, and the South Dakota Jefferson has 547 people in it. The Jeffersons in South Carolina and South Dakota are under 1,000 people, but the one in Oregon is on the Santiam River just off I-5 south of Portland and has a population of 3,300. There are Jeffersons in Oklahoma, Ohio, and North Carolina. There’s a Jefferson in both New York and New Jersey. The New Jersey Jefferson is in Morris County near Peapack. The New Hampshire Jefferson is mapped and in the White Mountains in the north part of the state. The Mississippi Jefferson is in Jefferson County southwest of Jackson. The Michigan Jefferson is near Kalamazoo. The Jefferson in Massachusetts has become a neighborhood in the town of Holden. There are 10 more Jeffersons but they get increasingly smaller. Some are mapped and others are unmapped depending on where they are. All of these Jeffersons attest to the importance of President Jefferson. The California Jefferson will be in the new state if it ever happens.

Why was Jefferson so admired? He was the person who wrote the Declaration of Independence. He founded the University of Virginia. He completed his degree at William and Mary in two years. Thomas was the architect who made the floor plan for Monticello, the Virginia State Capital and the University of Virginia rotunda. Jefferson was an inventor, lawyer and educator. He continues to matter today as evidenced by all the towns named after him.

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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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