Towns Named Park and Park City

There are 22 towns named Park in the world in 12 countries and 11 Parks and Park Cities in the United States. There is even a town named Parks in Arizona on old Route 66 near Williams. There are lots of pretenders too because there are lots of Parklands, Parkways, and Parkwoods around too. They might be the subject on another day. There are even 3 counties in this country with the name Park. There are Park counties in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming.

The towns with the name Park are in Virginia, Missouri, Kentucky, Kansas, and Indiana and all of them are quite small. There are Park Cities in Illinois in the Chicago area, Montana near Billings, Kansas near the large city of Wichita, in Tennessee south of Nashville, and in Utah in the Salt Lake City area bringing the total of Parks and Park Cities to 11. Park City Mountain, a popular skiing area near Salt Lake City, had lots of snow this past season. It was, in fact, a record amount.

There is even a suburb of Chicago with the name Park Ridge. It has a population of almost 38,000 and is north of downtown Chicago near Waukegan. The towns named Park City tend to be larger than the towns named Park or Parks. They average more than 7,000 apiece. The exception is the Park City in Tennessee that is home to only 2, 442 people, so it tends to be smaller than the other towns with this name. The town named Parks in Arizona tops out at 1,188.

Internationally, there are towns with the name Park in 12 countries. There are Parks, in fact, in most English speaking countries and otherwise, like Poland. There are 2 Park Towns, for example, in Great Britain where Prince Charles has been crowned King. They are in Oxford as a suburb and in Bedfordshire north of London. I wonder what the people of England think of Charles and Queen Camilla at this point?


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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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