What are some US city names that contain a hyphen or an apostrophe or any other special character?
The Domestic Names Committee of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names doesn't like apostrophes. There are now only five place names in the whole of the US that use the possessive apostrophe.
- Martha’s Vineyard, MA
- Ike’s Point, NJ
- John E’s Pond, RI
- Clark’s Mountain, OR
- Carlos Elmer’s Joshua View, AZ
See: Theres a Question Mark Hanging Over the Apostrophes Future. [sic: Theres]
Hyphens in US Cities include:
- Dover-Foxcroft, Maine: created in 1922 by the merger of towns Dover and Foxcroft
- Elko New Market, Minnesota: created in 2006 from a merger of bordering cities Elko and New Market.
- Helena-West Helena, Arkansas: created in 2006 by the merger of the former cities of Helena and West Helena
- La Cañada Flintridge, California: created from unincorporated areas called La Cañada and Flintridge
- Leo-Cedarville, Indiana: created by the merger of Leo and Cedarville
- Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky: the official name of the merged city of Lexington and county of Fayette
- Little River-Academy, Texas: created from the merger of Little River and Academy in 1980
- Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina: created from the merger of Fuquay Springs and Varina
- Pico Rivera, California: created from unincorporated areas called Pico and Rivera
- Melcher-Dallas, Iowa: created by the merger of the cities of Melcher and Dallas in 1986
- Miami-Dade County, Florida: The governments of Dade County and its largest city, Miami, have been merged since 1957, but the county did not take its current name until 1997, when county voters passed a referendum to that effect.
- Milton-Freewater, Oregon: created in 1951 from the merger of Milton and Freewater.
- Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska: Named for Matanuska River and the town of Susitna.
- More than half of the land area of Alaska is within the Unorganized Borough which is administered directly by the state. Therefore, the United States Government considers the census areas within the Unorganized Borough to be county-equivalent entities. Four of these have double (or triple) names:
- Norwood Young America, Minnesota, formed in 1997 when the cities of Norwood and Young America merged.
- Sedro-Woolley, Washington, formed in 1898 from towns Sedro and Woolley
- Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, created in 1969 by the incorporation of the former communities of Soddy and Daisy, plus some surrounding areas
- Texarkana, on the border between Texas and Arkansas, and near the triple point of those two states with Louisiana
- Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1913 merger of the towns of Winston and Salem.
- Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, named after British Parliamentarians John Wilkes and Isaac Barré who were sympathetic to colonial concerns
- Winston-Salem, NC
- Wilkes-Barre, Pa
- Fuquay-Varina, NC
- Sedro-Woolley, WA
- Coeur d'Alene, ID
- Dover-Foxcroft, ME
- O'Fallon, IL
- Apparently more than one city with the same name can exist within a state such as Albion, NY This may have implications where the county in parentheses may appear in the name. This information needs verification.
- Abbreviations as the most common spelling and perhaps even the legal name can appear in city names which results in a period being used:
- Sault Ste. Marie, ON
- St. Charles, IL
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There are 5 cities, towns, and/or townships in the U.S named Shamrock in the following states: Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, and Minnesota.
Assuming you're not just talking about Irish names like O'Niel and O'Hare, the rule is that you only use the apostrophe if you specifically want to make something possessive. … For the family name Smith: If you don't want to make anything possessive and you just want to refer to the family, you call them Smiths without the apostrophe . If you want to make it possessive for one person, you'd use Smith's . Whereas if you were talking about multiple people called Smith, you say Smiths' .
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Say that your last name was Tony, you would say First Name Tony's. And if your last name was Clintons, and it ended with and S then you would write in like this, First name Cl…intons'.. ---. Note that there are some family names that contain an apostrophe, such as O'Connor, O'Shea ... There's also De'Ath (which look just a shade less gloomy than Death).
Just before the "s" in a possessive sense, e.g., Johnson's desk; or Harris's shoes. Answer .. The punctuation mark ( ' ) used to indicate the omission of a letter or numbe…r, such as he's for he has or he is. Also used in English to form the possessive, as in John's father. You could be getting confused with a hyphen, which is the punctuation mark ( - ). This is used to separate parts of compound words, to link the words of a phrase, and between syllables of a word split between two consecutive lines. It's also another word for hyphenate or hyphenated, which means the combining of two words e.g; a name (Barker-Thomas).
There are at least two: Rachel, Nevada, and Rachel, Wyoming.
There are two kinds of apostrophe in English. This question is about the punctuation mark (the raised comma). For the literary term where a non-living thing is spoken to…, see the related question below. To indicate missing letters: can't, isn't, it's (can not; is not; it is): for example: . I can't do it; . it isn't right; . in fact it's very wrong To indicate the possessive: boy's, boys' for example: . The boys' hats went in the air; (several boys) . one boy's hat stayed there. (one boy) . The dog's breakfast (one dog) . the child's teacher (one child) . the children's teacher (several children) . the lady's book (one lady) . the ladies' committee (several ladies) The apostrophe is never used to show plurals, and it should not be used after numbers. "My father wears trousers from the 1980s." is correct, unlike his fashion sense.
You use an apostrophe after a person's name to show possession of the object that follows the name, e.g., "This is John's hat," or "These are Mary's opinions." If the name al…ready ends in an s, this is what you write: "This is James' magic bag." Compared to: "This is Kragen's magic bag."
In Excel any set of characters containing a letter hyphen as in a telephone number or space is considered?
It is considered Text, not numeric!!!!
Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The only city in the United States with dash in it's name.
\nApostrophes are correctly used in names only to show the possessive ( or genitive) case, for example Russ's car is here; or This is the Joneses' house. It has become popular…, however, to put silly apostrophes in the names themselves, but since there is no reason for it there can be no rule governing it.
In English, apostrophes in names are used primarily to indicate the possessive case, for example Bob Jones's house, the Joneses' house; but also in certain Irish patronymics t…o indicate a descendant, for example O'Connor; and in names transcribed from foreign alphabets to indicate letters for which there is no English equivalent, for example 'Ali or Qur'an.
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Well, probably. I think there could be one in Florida?