While growing up, whether it was while traveling with my family or while learning geography, I was always curious about why a number of places had “New” in the name, but none seemed to have “Old”.
As I had the opportunity to further travel for work and pleasure, the listed “New” and inferred “Old” became more apparent.
In case you are wondering how many instances of this there are, wonder no more. I’ve created this handy table to help out.
Old vs. NewA list of places by their "Old" and "New" names.
|"Old" Name||Location||"New" Name||Location|
|Braunfels||City north of Frankfurt Germany||New Braunfels||City northeast of San Antonio, TX, USA|
|Braunschweig||City in state of Lower Saxony, Germany||New Brunswick||Province in Eastern Canada|
|Brighton||City in England, U.K.||New Brighton||Neighborhood on north shore of Staten Island, NY, USA|
|Caledonia||Northern part of Scotland (today)||New Caledonia||South Pacific|
|Delhi||Northern India||New Delhi||Northern India|
|England||Country in Europe||New England||Region in USA comprising Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont|
|Gloucester||City in Massachusetts, USA||New Gloucester||City in Maine, USA|
|Hampshire||City Southwest of London, England||New Hampshire||State in Northeastern USA|
|Hyde Park||Park in London, England||New Hyde Park||Area in Long Island, NY, USA|
|Jersey||Island in English Channel||New Jersey||State south of New York in Northeastern USA|
|London||City in England||New London||City in New Hampshire, USA|
|Mexico||Country south of USA||New Mexico||State in USA that borders Mexico|
|Windsor||City west of London, England||New Windsor||Town in New York, USA|
|York||Northern England||New York||State in Northeastern USA|
|Zeeland||SW of South Holland in the Netherlands||New Zealand||South Pacific|
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