American Cities/Greek Names
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. An ancient Greek city on the S slopes of Mount Parnassus. Delphi is a city in and the county of Carroll County, Indiana, United States. With a population of 2,888(2013).
The City of Athens is the county right next to Henderson County and is located approximately 75 miles Southeast of Dallas. The city also calls itself the "Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World. Greek Athenai. A city in and the capital of Greece, in the SE part.Greater, a metropolitan area comprising the city of Athens, Piraeus, and several residential suburbs.
In 1833, Troy contained a courthouse, a jail, seven stores, two taverns, a printing office, and eighty residential houses. Troy was one of the cities impacted by severe flooding in the Great Flood of 1913.An ancient city of northwest Asia Minor near the Dardanelles. Originally a Phrygian city dating from the Bronze Age, it is the legendary site of the Trojan War and was captured and destroyed by Greek forces c. 1200 bc. Theruins of Troy were discovered by Heinrich Schliemann in 1871.
Olympia Greece was the site of the ancient Olympic Games, which were celebrated every four years by the Greeks. A city in and the capital of Washington. The first American settlers were Levi Lathrop Smith and Edmund Sylvester who claimed the town site in 1846, and naming it. The town was officially platted in 1850 by Sylvester, at which point it was given the name Olympia.
It was settled with an enterprising and thrifty class of people who took hold of such industries as the county seemed to them to be best adapted. The first settler within the limits now comprising the town of Ithaca was Orrin Britton, a native of New Hampshire. Ithaca is synonymous with the Odyssey (Ulysses) and trials and tribulations of this mythological tale that determines the Ithaki psyche from the core outwards. The myth is an epic drama which spans decades, has been the premise of many movies and books and is unto this day, one of the most disputed in regard to the location of 'Ithaca'.
Due mainly to families associated with the Congregational Church, Crete was a key stopping point on the Underground Railroad, and strong abolitionist sentiment led to a large enlistment for the Civil War.Large Aegean island; site of the Bronze Age high culture known as Minoan. In myth Crete was ruled by King Minos, who periodically demanded a tribute of young men and maidens of Athens to be sacrificed to the Minotaur, the monster of the Labyrinth.
Troy was platted in 1855. It was named after the ancient city of Troy. The first house in Troy was built in 1856, and the first store opened in 1857. Troy was incorporated as a city in 1860 right after the first post office was opened. Troy is the name of the Bronze Age city featured in the Trojan War of ancient Greek oral and literary tradition and the name given to the archaeological site in the north west of Asia Minor(now Turkey) which has revealed a large and prosperous city occupied over millennia.