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Smaller U.S. Cities That You May Know

Based on a clue, can you guess these places in the United States that have a population of less than 100,000?
Many of these are technically villages, towns, boroughs, or unincorporated
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Last updated: September 19, 2023
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First submittedJune 30, 2020
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Colorado
Has possibly the most expensive real estate in the U.S., with the
median single family home selling for over $10 million
Aspen
California
This city actually has five different zips codes including 90209 and 90213
Beverly Hills
New York
Home to the Baseball Hall of Fame
Cooperstown
South Dakota
Wild Bill Hickok died in this Old West boomtown in the Black Hills
Deadwood
Minnesota
Minnesota's port on Lake Superior
Duluth
Washington
Rainy city where "Twilight" was set
Forks
Pennsylvania
Site of the deadliest battle of the Civil War
Gettysburg
Pennsylvania
Where you'll find the intersection of Chocolate and Cocoa avenues
Hershey
Wyoming
People often mistakenly add the word "hole" to this town's name
Jackson
Florida
Ernest Hemingway once lived in this southernmost city
in the lower 48 states
Key West
Kansas
Get court-martialed and you may end up in this city home to the
military's only maximum security prison
Leavenworth
Vermont
The least populous state capital
Montpelier
Massachusetts
Former whaling center featured in many a dirty limerick
Nantucket
Alaska
The Iditarod sled dog race ends at this city on the Bering Sea
Nome
New Jersey
Shares its name with the Ivy League university located therein
Princeton
Pennsylvania
Its most famous resident is a groundhog
Punxsutawney
New Mexico
Did a UFO crash near here in 1947? We may never know.
Roswell
Massachusetts
Boston suburb known for its infamous witch trials
Salem
Mississippi
Elvis was born here in 1935
Tupelo
Alaska
Northernmost city in the U.S.
Utqiagvik
(formerly Barrow)
+14
Level 84
Jun 30, 2020
More typeins for Punxatawney (sp??!!, I'm sure that's still not right) :-)
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Level 73
Jul 10, 2020
So how many type-ins are allowed for that place?
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Level 60
Jul 22, 2020
All of them, probably.
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Level 48
Oct 12, 2023
Eventually for this one, my spell checker just started laughing at me.
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Level 63
Jun 30, 2020
Might add some other spelling options for Duluth. For some strange reason, I thought there was an e in it.
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Level 87
Jun 30, 2020
No type-ins needed for Forks. For Utqiagvik? Maybe.
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Level 70
Jul 1, 2020
Just type Barrow.
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Level 89
Jul 2, 2020
They've just lost their identity. Nobody will remember that name.
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Level 59
Jul 23, 2020
i only know that name
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Level 61
Feb 6, 2024
They've "lost their identity" by officially recognizing the name in the town's own native language? Weird argument tbh.
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Level 93
Jul 1, 2020
"Smaller U.S. cities that you might know"

No, I don't.

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Level 72
Jul 1, 2020
So BH has that many "zips codes"?
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Level 70
Jul 22, 2020
Just walking a few blocks in Manhattan can mean changing zips. In fact, it can get quite contentious when the post office decides to bust up a "prestigious" zip code leaving certain snobs suddenly in the lurch with the rest of the hoi polloi.
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Level 81
Oct 12, 2023
I think ing was referring to the misspelling "zips codes" instead of "zip codes;" not the fact that it has 5 of them.

(Of course I could also be wrong and shouldn't put words in their mouth.)

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Level 43
Feb 5, 2021
What do you mean with my dear Belo Horizonte!?
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Level 74
Jul 2, 2020
I was sure, Butte would be correct for the Wyoming question.
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Level 77
Jul 3, 2020
C'mon, QRU. You know very well that Butte is in Montana. Funny, though.
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Level 70
Jul 22, 2020
Not enough people who take this quiz have watched "Deadwood."
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Level 90
Jul 22, 2020
I spent a good minute thinking to myself what's that hamlet with the really weird name that they take Phil to. I finally came up with Gobbler's Knob. Then I realized that you are looking for the better known place. You might want to accept Gobbler's Knob as an alternate answer.
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Level 76
Jul 22, 2020
But that's not the name of the city, or even a city. It's a hill just outside of the town. Accepting that would be like accepting Little Round Top for Gettyburg.
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Level 75
Jul 22, 2020
My first thought was Dixville Notch, then I remembered that's the New Hampshire village that is first in the nation to cast presidential votes. I finally remembered the correct answer but had lots of trouble spelling it.
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Level 84
Jul 22, 2020
Fun quiz. Got all of them but Forks, and I feel pretty good about missing that one.
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Level 72
Jul 22, 2020
Same here.
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Level 75
Jul 22, 2020
I wouldn't have gotten it except we drove through there once. It seemed like a really nice place - then again, we weren't there at night when all the "fun" supposedly happens.
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Level 66
Apr 21, 2022
I feel kinda bad for people in towns like that, that become famous for being boring and then get a ton of tourists, like Forks or Scranton.
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Level 83
Feb 14, 2023
I got it having once read the first page of Twilight to see if it was really as bad as people said. It was, and that was as far as I got.
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Level 49
Oct 12, 2023
Forks is quite a good place to go if you appreciate natural beauty. The Hoh rainforest, Cape Flattery and many beaches are just a few steps away!
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Level 79
Jul 23, 2020
Please change 'zips' to 'zip' in the second hint.
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Level 52
Jul 23, 2020
Ah, should have gotten Salem! I'm kicking myself!
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Level 48
Jul 24, 2020
Damn Twilight. At least I see I'm not alone.
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Level 48
Oct 12, 2023
I took some pride in missing that one!
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Level 54
Mar 30, 2021
Forks wasn't difficult, but is it really a city? Not sure it technically qualifies, by state standards.
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Level 53
Feb 7, 2022
montpelier only has 7000 people?
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Level 58
Sep 7, 2022
Wait I thought the deadliest battle of the civil war war Antietam
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Level 33
Feb 2, 2023
Antietam was the deadliest in one day. Gettysburg was the deadliest total.
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2023
I thought the answer to the Wyoming question was going to be Schitt, or something like that.

I think you'll find the Battle of Schrute Farms was deadlier.

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Level 55
Oct 12, 2023
Could you accept Fort Leavenworth??
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Level 79
Oct 12, 2023
'zips codes' should be 'zip codes'.
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Level 57
Oct 12, 2023
you gotta cut us some slack on these spellings...
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Level 64
Oct 12, 2023
I TOLD MYSELF BEVERLY HILLS IN MY HEAD THEN DIDNT TYPE IT AAAA
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Level 83
Oct 12, 2023
Got "Salem" while guessing at the Twilight city and "Nome" while guessing at the northernmost city.