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Where’s The ‘?

In the US, all municipalities use guidelines set by state boards or commissions that regulate geographic names. These states in turn look towards the federal government for guidance. And on this federal level, the use of apostrophes has been discouraged since 1890. On the FAQ of the US Board on Geographic Names, they state that when place names are in the possessive form, the apostrophe is removed, although the "s" is allowed.

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