List of renamed places in the United States

These are the list of renamed places in the United States --- various political and physical entities in the U.S. that have had their names changed, though not by merger, split, or any other process which was not one-to-one. It also generally does not include differences due to a change in status, for example, a "River Bluff Recreation Area" the becomes "River Bluff State Parkway".











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  • The towns of Leaksville, Spray, and Draper were consolidated and became the city of Eden in 1967.



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  • Coal Creek became Lake City in 1936, after the completion of Norris Dam, which created Norris Lake.



  • The territory that became Utah was known as Deseret when first settled by Latter-Day Saints in 1847
  • Parley's Park City became shortened to Park City
  • Fort Utah became Provo
  • The area known as Provo Bench became Orem before the city's incorporation in 1919


  • Jackson's Hole was changed to Jackson Hole and is now simply Jackson



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