Source:Gannett, Henry. Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States

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Source The origin of certain place names in the United States
Geological Survey bulletin no. 258
Author Gannett, Henry
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Place United States
Year range - 1905
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Type Government / Church records
Publisher Government Printing Office
Date issued 1905
Place issued Washington
Periodical / Series name Second Edition
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Gannett, Henry. The origin of certain place names in the United States: Geological Survey bulletin no. 258. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1905).
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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

Department Of The Interior,
United States Geological Survey

Washington, D. C, January %, 1905. Sir: I transmit herewith a bulletin on the origin of place names in the United States. This is a second edition of Bulletin No. 197. The material has been compiled from various sources, printed and manuscript, as set forth in the introduction. I think this work will be of great interest as embodying much local and general history. Very respectfully,

Henry Gannett,
Geographer. Hon. Charles D. Walcott,
Director United States Geological Survey.


THE ORIGIN OF CERTAIN PLACE NAMES IN THE UNITED STATES

By Henry Gannett.

INTRODUCTION

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

During the compilation of this work a large correspondence was carried on with State and local historical societies, State, county, and township officers, and individuals in all parts of the country for the purpose of obtaining information concerning the subject in hand. The greatest interest was shown and much work done by correspondents, who have thus contributed very largely to the work. Much valuable material was collected in this way which otherwise would have been unavailable.

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