Community of Ville’s

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The French language uses the suffix of “ville”

Five unique letters deliver geography a thrill


Several notable references survive in films and more

Amityville brings horror, Pleasantville’s drama scores

Other Ville’s convey fascination, charm, and renown

Writer Dr. Suess creates Whoville as a fictional town

Across America, adding “ville” to a settlement’s name

In the Appalachians, this suffix spawns greater fame


Singer and actor Dean Martin calls Steubenville home

The Ohio River flows next door, free to sing and roam

The unique Y-Bridge spans the confluence of two rivers

Zaneville’s rich history fascinates with much to deliver


Television land creates Hooterville as a fictitious place

Now, all aboard the speedy Cannonball train with haste


Yesteryear’s canals transport goods to Ohio towns

Lockville preserves canal locks, easy to be found

Once known as the “Dry Capital of the World” to all

Westerville forbids alcohol sales with a resolute call


The Great Depression brings suffering on a great scale

Shanty towns called Hooverville’s offer no hope and fail


Its largest pumpkin ever, amazingly weighs nearly a ton

Circleville’s Pumpkin Show offers annual food and fun

Denison University stands proud and resides in Granville

Legendary Woody Hayes begins a career filled with thrills


Many other communities use “ville” at the end of their names

Do the readers have more to add so we can play a quiz game?


Especially in the United States, there are many communities with names that end with “ville”.  Do you know of one to add to Big Sky Buckeye’s list?  You are invited to write a comment.  In closing, I should remember and thank Mrs. Will, my 7th grade geography teacher, for a job well done!  

20 thoughts on “Community of Ville’s

    • Thank you for sharing a thought Kate. Vaudeville is an excellent idea.

      I appreciate you checking in after last night’s storms here in Ohio. The tornado that touched down was near Dayton, about an hour’s drive from where I live. No damage at my location, but I was up late for about 90 minutes monitoring the path of potential tornadoes.

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  1. Informative. Thanks. Jacksonville FL was originally Cowford. Gainesville FL, home of University of Florida. There is a little town of Homerville in Georgia which south of Valdosta. Nice folks. 🙂

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