There are lots of towns with this name but many of them have become ghost towns like the Hammonds in Texas and South Carolina. Hammond, Maine, has only 109 people living in it. There are only a couple of towns with this name that still remain truly viable. The Hammond in Montana is a very small town in its southeast near the Wyoming border. There are reliably big towns with this name in only a couple of states like Indiana and Louisiana. This name derives from an Anglo-Saxon tribe is England of long ago. Perhaps that’s why anyone choosing it for the name of their current town is out of luck. Most of the towns with this name are, at least, on current maps.
There are at least 21 towns with this name currently and their existence has nothing to do with organs. The Hammond in Georgia is part of a community called Fulton in the Atlanta area. The Hammond in Illinois is near Decatur. The Hammond in New York is close to Ontario and is a very small town of fewer than 300 people. The Hammond in West Virginia is followed by the word Falls. The Hammond in California is part of Fresno. The Hammond in Florida is near Lake George south of Jacksonville. You have to live near it to know about this large lake.
The largest town with this name is in Indiana. Hammond in this town has more than 80,000 residents. It is just south of Chicago but still in Indiana but close to its border with Illinois. The second largest Hammond is in the state of Louisiana and more than 20,000 people live there just east of Baton Rouge and surely close to a swamp. Then you have to drop to just a little more than 1,900 people to find the next Hammond with any population, It is in Wisconsin near Eau Claire but closer to Minnesota and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul than any town in Wisconsin.
Internationally, there is a Hammond in New Zealand and one town with this name in Australia. But the Hammond in Australia is a mere spot on the road near Port Augusta that is north of the big city called Adelaide. It is more of an Outback community than a town of real consequence. Do not confuse Hammond with Hampton. There are lots of towns named Hampton in the world and they are everywhere, but they are a topic for another day.
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