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No, The Other One
Key West, Virginia is not to be confused with Key, West Virginia.
Title text: Key West, Virginia is not to be confused with Key, West Virginia.

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This is a map of the United States, showing cities or towns with the same name as other more famous places. For example, the map has a dot for a place called Los Angeles in Texas, not to be confused with Los Angeles, California.

Few place names are unique, and there may be many places with the same name. Multiple American towns have been named after the same British town, famous person, or geographic feature.

However, names can become associated with specific places on a national level, where the best-known example is usually the biggest or otherwise the most significant. The name of this comic indicates the contextualization required to specify one of the less-famous exemplars of a given name. Someone might say they are from "Los Angeles" and would have to say "no, the other one" since the listener would assume they are from Los Angeles, California.

The title text references Key, West Virginia and Key West, Virginia, two places that, when spoken aloud, are only distinguishable by the pause (comma) location. Neither are to be confused with Key West, Florida, which is a well-known national location.

Place name in comic Well-known place Notes
Albany, GA Albany, NY Albany is the capital of New York state.
Albany, MN
Albany, WY
Alexandria, LA Alexandria, VA Alexandria, VA is known for being George Washington's hometown.
Alexandria, Egypt Major economic and cultural center on the Mediterranean.
Anchorage, KY Anchorage, AK Anchorage is Alaska's most populous city.
Atlanta, DE Atlanta, GA Atlanta is the capital of Georgia, a center of the civil rights movement in the 1950's and 60's, and a major air transportation hub.
Atlanta, MI
Atlanta, ID
Atlanta, NE
Atlanta, TX
Atlanta, WI
Atlantic City, WY Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City, NJ is a famous coastal resort town in New Jersey known for its casinos, boardwalk and beaches.
Austin, MN Austin, TX Austin is the capital of the state of Texas, and the 11th populous city in the US.
Baton Rouge, SC Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge is the capital of the state of Louisiana.
Beaumont, CA Beaumont, TX Beaumont is best known for the oil discovery that sparked the Texas oil boom of the early 1900s.
Beverly Hills, IL Beverly Hills, CA Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, CA and is home to many celebrities, luxury hotels, and the Rodeo Drive shopping district.
Beverly Hills, TX
Bloomington, MN Bloomington, IN Bloomington is the location of Indiana University.
Boston, MO Boston, MA Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and the site of several key events of the American Revolution.
Bowling Green, FL Bowling Green, KY Bowling Green, KY is the largest city of this name, and the 3rd most populous city in Kentucky. Home of the auto plant that makes the Chevy Corvette.
Bowling Green, OH
Bridgeport, WV Bridgeport, CT Bridgeport is the most populous city in Connecticut and fifth most populous in New England.
Buffalo, TX Buffalo, NY Buffalo is the second most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City itself.
Buffalo, WY
Cambridge, OH Cambridge, England A city in Cambridgeshire, known as the home of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin Universities. There is also a village of Cambridge in Gloucestershire.
Cambridge, MA Cambridge, Massachusetts is a city in the Boston metropolitan area, known as the home of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology among others. Cambridge, Massachusetts is in turn named after Cambridge, England.
Cedar Rapids, NE Cedar Rapids, IA Cedar Rapids is the 2nd most populous city in the state of Iowa.
Charlestown, NY Charlestown, MA Charlestown is an area of Boston and home to Bunker Hill, the site of a key American Revolutionary War battle. Originally a separate town, it was the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
[There was no dot for the Charlestown label in the original comic, and an update later removed the Charlestown label entirely.]
Cleveland, UT Cleveland, OH Cleveland, Ohio, named after its founder, General Moses Cleaveland, is one of the 3 largest cities in the state of Ohio.
Columbus, GA Columbus, OH Columbus is the most populous city in Ohio, as well as its state capital. It is named after Christopher Columbus and many other locations throughout the United States bear that name.
Dallas, GA Dallas, TX Dallas is the 3rd most populous city in Texas and the 9th most populous city in the United States.
Dallas, NC
Dallas, OR
Dallas, SD
Dayton, NV Dayton, OH Dayton was a prominent city in the industrial growth of the Midwest in the late 19th and early 20th centuries but is best known as the home of the Wright Brothers, where they constructed the first airplane.
Des Moines, NM Des Moines, IA Des Moines is the capital of the state of Iowa, and its largest city by population.
Des Moines, WA
Detroit, AL Detroit, MI Detroit is best known as the center of the U.S. automobile industry.
Detroit, KS
Disney, OK Disneyland
Disney World
Disney is a small town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, but has no relation to either Walt Disney himself or to the Disney Corporation. There are no other towns or cities with this name, but references to being at "Disney" could include Disneyland in California, Walt Disney World in Florida, or other Disney amusement parks around the world.
Fayetteville, TN Fayetteville, AR Fayetteville, Arkansas is the 3rd most populous city in Arkansas and the home of the University of Arkansas. There are many other places with this name.
Gettysburg, OH Gettysburg, PA Gettyburg in Pennsylvania is best known for being the site of the Battle of Gettysburg, the deadliest battle in the US Civil War, and the site of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Gettysburg, SD
Grand Rapids, MN Grand Rapids, MI The second most populous city in the state of Michigan.
Houston, AK Houston, TX Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States.
Houston, AL
Houston, FL
Houston, IN
Houston, MO
Houston, OH
Indianapolis, IA Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis the capital of Indiana and the most populous city in the state.
Jackson, AL Jackson, MS Jackson is the capital of Mississippi, but there are many other states with Jacksons. This one is likely particularly notable due to its proximity to Jackson, MS.
Jamestown, CA Jamestown, VA Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas.
Jamestown, ND
Jersey Shore, PA Jersey Shore region, NJ The Jersey Shore is a coastal region of New Jersey. It is also the namesake of a reality TV show.
Key West, VA Key West, FL Key West is an island off the tip of Florida that is popular with tourists and contains the southernmost point of the continental states.
Knoxville, IA Knoxville, TN Knoxville is the 3rd most populous city in Tennessee and the home of the University of Tennessee.
Las Vegas, NM Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas is the most populous city in the state of Nevada and is well known for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife.
Lincoln, CA Lincoln, NE Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska.
Lincoln, IL
Lincoln, MT
Lincoln, RI
Lisbon, ME Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, in Europe.
Lisbon, NH
Long Beach, NJ Long Beach, CA Long Beach, California is the 7th most populous city in California. The location in New Jersey is typically referred to by its full name, Long Beach Township, or the more generalized location of Long Beach Island.
Los Angeles, TX Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles is the 2nd most populous city in the United States, behind New York City.
Louisville, CO Louisville, KY Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky.
Manhattan, KS Manhattan, NY Manhattan is one of the five boroughs of New York City, corresponds to the New York County.
Manhattan, MT
Memphis, NE Memphis, TN Memphis is the 2nd most populous city in Tennessee and had a prominent role in the US Civil Rights movement.
Mesa, CA Mesa, AZ Mesa is a suburb of Phoenix, and the largest suburban city by population in the United States.
Mesa, CO
Miami, AZ Miami, FL Miami is the seventh largest city in the United States and a major tourism hub.
Miami, TX
Mountain View, HI Mountain View, CA Mountain View is the "birthplace" of Silicon Valley, and is the location of many high technology companies, such as Google.
Nashville, AR Nashville, TN Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and a major center for the country music industry.
New England, ND New England, Northeast The New England region consists of 6 states in the northeast United States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
New Haven, KY New Haven, CT New Haven is the second largest city in Connecticut, and is known for its distinctive pizza. It also home to Yale University
New York, TX New York, NY New York City is the largest city in the United States.
Newark, DE Newark, NJ Newark, NJ is the largest city in the state of New Jersey, and part of the greater New York metropolitan area. It hosts one of the New York metro area's three major airports.
North Pole, NY North Pole, AK North Pole is a small city in Alaska known as a tourist attraction and the recipient of letters addressed to Santa Claus.
North Pole Northernmost point on Earth's surface.
Oakland, OR Oakland, CA Oakland, CA is currently the home to three professional sports teams including the Oakland Athletics and is the former home of several more, including the Oakland Raiders, now in Las Vegas.
Orlando, OK Orlando, FL Orlando is the 4th most populous city in Florida and home to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando.
Ottawa, KS Ottawa, ON Ottawa is the capital of Canada.
Pasadena, MD Pasadena, CA Pasadena, California is the home to the California Institute of Technology and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Pasadena, TX
Peoria, AZ Peoria, IL Peoria is known for being considered an "Average American Town", in the phrase "Will it play in Peoria?" It is actually smaller than Peoria, AZ.
Philadelphia, MS Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia is the most populous city in Pennsylvania and was an important meeting place during the American Revolution.
Philadelphia, NY
Phoenix, MD Phoenix, AZ Phoenix is the capital of Arizona and the 5th most populous state in the United States.
Phoenix, OR
Plano, IL Plano, TX Plano is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and the home of many corporate headquarters.
Plymouth, CA Plymouth, MA Plymouth was the site of the colony founded in 1620 by the Mayflower Pilgrims. Named after the city in the Southwest of England which was the final port of departure.
Plymouth, IN
Portland, ME Portland, OR Portland, Oregon is the largest city in the state of Oregon and was named after Portland, ME
Princeton, ID Princeton, NJ Princeton, NJ is famous for being the home of the eponymous Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton, MA
Richmond, VT Richmond, VA Richmond is the capital of Virginia. It was named after the suburb of London, UK due to an observed similarity of the river. London's Richmond was named for the palace built there by Henry VII, itself named after the market town and castle in the north of England that was a childhood home. That was in turn named for the Normandy area from which the noble family came who were gifted this land for their part of the Norman Conquest of England in the 11th century. There are more than fifty settlements called Richmond across the world, directly or indirectly taking their names from one or other of the English 'originals'.
Roswell, GA Roswell, NM Roswell, New Mexico is the site of one of the most famous “alien coverups” in American history, and is well known for its alien-themed tourism.
Saint Louis, MI St. Louis, MO St. Louis is the 2nd most populous city in the state of Missouri and has the iconic Gateway Arch.
Saint Louis, OK
Salem, CT Salem, OR Capital of Oregon.
Salem, MA Location of the Salem witch trials.
San Diego, TX San Diego, CA San Diego is the 8th most populous city in the US and the 2nd most populous in California.
Santa Fe, TX Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe is the capital of the state of New Mexico.
Savannah, MO Savannah, GA Savannah is the oldest city in the state of Georgia and its fifth most populous.
South Bend, TX South Bend, IN South Bend, Indiana is the location of the University of Notre Dame.
Texas, NY State of Texas Located in Mexico Township, NY. North of the village of Mexico. No plans for a wall [citation needed].
Vienna, ME Vienna, Austria Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria.
Washington, NC Washington, DC Washington DC is the capital of the United States.
State of Washington
White House, TN White House, DC The White House is the home of the U.S. President in Washington, DC.

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