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Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 New York City, New YorkJames of York and Albany 65788
2 Los AngelesOur Lady the Queen of the Angels 37825
3 San Francisco, CaliforniaSaint Francis 22382
4 PennsylvaniaWilliam Penn (Penn's Woods) 19794
5 Seattle, WashingtonChief Seattle 16231
6 New Orleans, LouisianaPhilippe II, Duke of Orléans 14984
7 VirginiaVirgin Queen 14959
8 Maryland – Queen Henrietta Maria of France 14784
9 Georgia (U.S. state) – King George II of Great Britain 13366
10 St. Louis, MissouriSaint Louis 10800
11 San Diego, CaliforniaSaint Didacus 10751
12 Austin, TexasStephen F. Austin 9964
13 Washington (U.S. state) and Washington, D.C.George Washington 8749
14 Nashville, TennesseeFrancis Nash 8465
15 West VirginiaVirgin Queen 7727
16 Orlando, FloridaOrlando Reeves 7664
17 Charlotte, North Carolina and Charlotte, VermontCharlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (wife of King George III) 7618
18 Dearborn, Michigan and Dearborn, MissouriHenry Dearborn (Revolutionary War general and Secretary of War) 6572
19 San Jose, CaliforniaSaint Joseph 6165
20 Jamestown, VirginiaJames I of England 5960
21 Louisville, KentuckyLouis XVI of France 5652
22 Charleston, South Carolina – King Charles II of England 5227
23 Raleigh, North CarolinaSir Walter Raleigh 5169
24 Albuquerque, New MexicoFrancisco Fernández de la Cueva, 8th Duke of Alburquerque 5032
25 Rochester, New York – Colonel Nathaniel Rochester 4870
26 Albany, New YorkJames of York and Albany 4667
27 Knoxville, TennesseeHenry Knox 3459
28 Compton, California – Griffith D. Compton (settler) 3387
29 Reno, NevadaJesse L. Reno 3360
30 Fort Worth, TexasWilliam Jenkins Worth 3168
31 St. Paul, MinnesotaSaint Paul 3151
32 Santa Monica, CaliforniaSaint Monica 3105
33 Dayton, OhioJonathan Dayton 2991
34 Berkeley, California – Bishop George Berkeley 2926
35 Santa Barbara, CaliforniaSaint Barbara 2870
36 Fort Lauderdale, FloridaMajor William Lauderdale 2648
37 Eugene, OregonEugene Franklin Skinner 2640
38 Harrisburg, PennsylvaniaJohn Harris, Sr. 2605
39 Bakersfield, California – Colonel Thomas Baker 2538
40 Anaheim, CaliforniaSaint Anne (indirectly, via the Santa Ana River) 2351
41 Scranton, Pennsylvania – Selden T. and George W. Scranton (founders of the Lackawanna Steel Company and, later, the city) 2309
42 Juneau, AlaskaJoe Juneau (prospector) 2299
43 Gary, IndianaElbert Henry Gary 2236
44 Greensboro, North CarolinaNathanael Greene 2161
45 Barrow, AlaskaSir John Barrow 2154
46 Trenton, New JerseyWilliam Trent (landholder) 2108
47 St. Petersburg, FloridaSaint Peter (indirectly, via St. Petersburg, Russia) 2102
48 Alexandria, Virginia – John Alexander (settler) 2097
49 Burlington, VermontRichard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington 2050
50 Burbank, California – David Burbank (dentist) 2039
51 Corpus Christi, TexasJesus Christ (Body of Christ) 2029
52 Fairbanks, AlaskaCharles W. Fairbanks 1952
53 Lubbock, TexasThomas Saltus Lubbock 1892
54 Winston-Salem, North CarolinaJoseph Winston 1852
55 Fort Wayne, IndianaAnthony Wayne 1836
56 Yonkers, New YorkAdriaen van der Donck (landowner who known locally as the Jonkheer) 1828
57 Durham, North CarolinaBartlett S. Durham 1820
58 Huntsville, Alabama – John Hunt (settler) 1814
59 Stockton, CaliforniaRobert F. Stockton 1810
60 Arlington, TexasHenry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington (indirectly, via Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial) 1788
61 Duluth, MinnesotaDaniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut 1787
62 Fargo, North DakotaWilliam Fargo 1756
63 Fort Collins, Colorado – Colonel William O. Collins 1741
64 Charleston, West Virginia – Charles Clendenin (father of Colonel George Clendenin, a landholder who built Fort Lee here) 1718
65 Annapolis, MarylandAnne of Great Britain 1702
66 Allentown, PennsylvaniaWilliam Allen 1692
67 San Bernardino, CaliforniaSaint Bernardine of Siena 1690
68 Billings, MontanaFrederick H. Billings 1616
69 Galveston, TexasBernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez 1590
70 Daytona Beach, Florida – Matthias Day 1553
71 Scottsdale, ArizonaGeorge Washington Scott 1551
72 Augusta, GeorgiaPrincess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha 1517
73 Modesto, CaliforniaWilliam Chapman Ralston, reputed for being a modest man 1514
74 Youngstown, OhioJohn Young (early settler) 1462
75 Evansville, Indiana – Robert Morgan Evans 1455
76 Binghamton, New YorkWilliam Bingham 1428
77 San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaSaint Louis of Toulouse 1391
78 Santa Ana, California and Santa Ana Pueblo, New MexicoSaint Anne 1370
79 Huntington Beach, CaliforniaHenry E. Huntington 1362
80 Williamsburg, VirginiaWilliam III of England 1354
81 Columbus, Georgia and Columbus, OhioChristoper Columbus 1339
82 Georgetown, Washington, D.C.George II of Great Britain 1333
83 Carson City, NevadaKit Carson 1307
84 Fremont, California, and numerous other Fremonts РJohn C. Fr̩mont 1299
85 Sedona, Arizona – Sedona Miller Schnebly (wife of the city's first postmaster) 1274
86 Evanston, IllinoisJohn Evans 1266
87 Torrance, CaliforniaJared Sidney Torrance 1246
88 McAllen, Texas – John McAllen (settler) 1235
89 Beaumont, Texas – Jefferson Beaumont (early settler and public official) 1196
90 Vallejo, CaliforniaMariano Guadalupe Vallejo 1190
91 Lowell, MassachusettsFrancis Cabot Lowell 1175
92 Santa Clara, CaliforniaSaint Clare of Assisi 1163
93 Huntington, West VirginiaCollis P. Huntington 1158
94 Bozeman, MontanaJohn Bozeman 1157
95 Tyler, TexasJohn Tyler 1123
96 Oxnard, California – Henry, Ben, James and Robert Oxnard 1095
97 Brownsville, TexasMajor Jacob Brown 1094
98 Laramie, WyomingJacques La Ramée (French-Canadian fur trader) 1085
99 Henderson, NevadaU.S. Senator Charles B. Henderson 1082
100 Alton, Illinois – Alton Easton (son of founder Rufus Easton) 1079
101 Naperville, IllinoisJoseph Naper 1077
102 Provo, UtahÉtienne Provost 1040
103 Bismarck, North DakotaOtto von Bismarck 1032
104 Paterson, New JerseyWilliam Paterson 1013
105 Zapata, TexasColonel Jose Antonio de Zapata 1009
106 Wilkes-Barre, PennsylvaniaJohn Wilkes and Isaac Barre 1004
107 Elizabeth, New Jersey – Elizabeth Carteret (wife of colonial proprietor and statesman George Carteret) 1002
108 Bodie, CaliforniaW.S. Bodey (prospector) 991
109 Morgantown, West VirginiaZackquill Morgan 990
110 Fredericksburg, VirginiaFrederick, Prince of Wales 989
111 East St. Louis, IllinoisSaint Louis 986
112 Ogden, UtahPeter Skene Ogden 949
113 Jefferson City, MissouriThomas Jefferson 926
114 Davis, California – Jerome C. Davis (local farmer) 915
115 Rochester, Minnesota – Colonel Nathaniel Rochester (indirectly, via Rochester, New York) 906
116 Davenport, Iowa – Colonel George Davenport 906
117 Astoria, OregonJohn Jacob Astor 879
118 Quincy, Massachusetts – Colonel John Quincy 858
119 San Bruno, CaliforniaSaint Bruno of Cologne (indirectly, via the San Bruno Creek) 852
120 Frederick, MarylandFrederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore 843
121 San Mateo, CaliforniaSaint Matthew 822
122 Decatur, IllinoisStephen Decatur (War of 1812 naval hero) 810
123 Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaSamuel Gettys (settler) 810
124 Dubuque, IowaJulien Dubuque 801
125 Owensboro, KentuckyAbraham Owen 793
126 Anderson, Indiana – Chief William Anderson 792
127 Casper, Wyoming – Lieutenant Caspar Collins (killed by a group of Indian warriors) (note spelling) 788
128 Ypsilanti, MichiganDemetrius Ypsilanti (hero in the Greek War of Independence) 785
129 Jackson, Wyoming – Davey Jackson 778
130 Downey, CaliforniaJohn G. Downey 777
131 Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Hattie Hardy (wife of pioneer lumberman and civil engineer William H. Hardy) 770
132 Norman, Oklahoma – Abner E. Norman (surveyor) 763
133 Fullerton, California – George H. Fullerton (president of the Pacific Land and Improvement Company) 745
134 King of Prussia, Pennsylvania – After a local tavern named after Frederick II of Prussia 720
135 Morristown, New JerseyLewis Morris 717
136 Blacksburg, Virginia – William Black (landowner) 709
137 Joplin, Missouri – a Methodist minister in the new city 703
138 Harrisonburg, Virginia – Thomas Harrison (early settler who founded the community) 703
139 Augusta, Maine – Augusta Dearborn (daughter of Henry Dearborn) 702
140 Hagerstown, Maryland – Jonathan Hager 701
141 Foxborough, MassachusettsCharles James Fox 700
142 Lake Charles, LouisianaCharles Sallier 699
143 Paducah, Kentucky and Paducah, Texas – Chief Paduke 698
144 Hayward, CaliforniaWilliam Dutton Hayward (early settler) 698
145 Lawrence, MassachusettsAbbott Lawrence (founder) 694
146 West Lafayette, Indiana and West Lafayette, OhioGilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette 692
147 Bentonville, Arkansas – Senator Thomas Hart Benton 668
148 Mansfield, OhioJared Mansfield (U.S. Surveyor General) 665
149 Cooperstown, New YorkWilliam Cooper 664
150 Barstow, CaliforniaWilliam Barstow Strong (ATSF president) 661
151 Pleasanton, CaliforniaAlfred Pleasonton (Union Army general) 652
152 Greeley, ColoradoHorace Greeley (editor of the New York Tribune) 648
153 Victorville, CaliforniaJacob Nash Victor 629
154 Chandler, Arizona – Dr. Alexander John Chandler 628
155 Brockton, MassachusettsIsaac Brock (British Army officer and administrator) (indirectly, after a local merchant heard of Brockville, Ontario on a trip to Niagara Falls) 622
156 Garland, Texas – Attorney General Augustus Hill Garland 616
157 Pocatello, IdahoChief Pocatello 611
158 Arvada, Colorado – Hiram Arvada Haskin (brother-in-law of settler Mary Wadsworth) 604
159 Livermore, CaliforniaRobert Livermore 594
160 Hillsborough County, Florida – Sir Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire and 1st Earl of Hillsborough 594

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