The Most Duplicated Place Name in England…isn’t Even English

Jennifer R. Povey
2 min readNov 10, 2021
Photo by STEPHEN POORE on Unsplash

Richmond, Virginia, capital of the confederacy…is one of 45 Richmonds in the United States. There are also six in Canada, and even more Richmonds in Germany, the Czech Republic, Tasmania, and the Caribbean.

It is, of course, the Duke of Richmond’s fault. Multiple Dukes of Richmond. Seven generations of a family making their money by, ya know…going everywhere…

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Jennifer R. Povey

I write about fantasy, science fiction and horror, LGBT issues, travel, and social issues.