American Cities/Greek Names


Athens, Georgia.

1. Athens is in the northeastern part of Georgia.

2. Population of 115,452.

3. 6th largest city in Georgia.

Athens means Capital of Greece in east-central Greece on the plain of Attica, overlooking an arm of the Mediterranean Sea. Named after its patron goddess, Athena.

Alexandria, Louisiana.

1. It lies on a level plain of Longleaf Pine forests at 55 feet above sea level.

2. It lies almost the exact geographic center of Louisiana.

3. Alexandria was then platted to Alexander Fulton.

Alexandria is the feminine form of Alexander. Alexander means defender of men.

Smyrna, Delaware.

1. population of the town is 10,023.

2. The international jurist John Bassett Moore was born in Smyrna.

3. Smyrna has a total area of 3.8 square miles.

Smyrna was an ancient city located at a central and strategic point on the Aegean coast of Anatolia.

Olympia, Washington.

1. Olympia is the capital of the State of Washington.

2. It was incorporated on January 28, 1859.

3. The population was documented as 46,478 in the 2010 census.

It was a religious center devoted to the worship of Zeus and the site of the ancient Olympic Games.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1. Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

2. Philadelphia is the fifth-most-populous city in the United States.

3. The population of the city was counted at 1,526,006 in 2010.

The name of the city meant "brotherly love" in Greek.

Sparta, Wisconsin.

1. Sparta is known as the Bicycling Capital of America.

2. the La Crosse River runs along Sparta.

3. The population was 9,602 as of July 1, 2011.

An ancient Greek city-state and rival of Athens. Sparta was known for its militaristic government and for its educational system designed to train children to be devoted citizens and brave soldiers.

Troy, Alabama.

1. Troy is a college town and is home to Troy University.

2. Troy is located at 31°48′32″N 85°58′12″W.

3. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,033.

Troy is a system of weights used mainly for precious metals and gems, with a pound of 12 ounces or 5,760 grains.

Marathon, New York.

1. The town of Marathon contains a village also named Marathon.

2. The first settlers arrived in 1794.

3. The population was 1,967 at the 2010 census.

Marathon is a long-distance running race, strictly one of 26 miles and 385 yards.

Demopolis, Alabama.

1. The city lies within Webb's Bend at the confluence of the Black Warrior and Tombigbee rivers.

2. It is at the center of Alabama's Canebrake region and is also within the Black Belt.

3. The population was 7,483 at the time of the 2010 United States Census.

Demopolis in Greek means city of the people.

Delphi, Indiana.

1. According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 2.73 square miles

2. Delphi was platted in 1828.

3. The population was 2,893 at the 2010 census.

Delphi was An ancient town of central Greece near Mount Parnassus. Dating to at least the seventh century bc, it was the seat of a famous oracle of Apollo.

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