The U.S. has more biblical & classical names than any other nation on earth. 

 

They are everywhere

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Photo by PBFloyd/iStock / Getty Images

...not just the Bible Belt.

They are not what they seem

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Long thought to be the remains of colonial era, the vast majority were adopted much later

Place naming and power

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Far from innocent, the adoption of canonical place names aided in the construction of dominance.