Did you know that legendary Western Swing musician Bob Wills is from a town in Hall County called Turkey? According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Facts for Features, there are 4 places in the U.S. with the name Turkey:
Turkey Creek Village, LA (pop. 443)
Turkey Creek, AZ (pop. 412)
Turkey, TX (pop. 396)
Turkey, NC (pop. 296)
Another Thanksgiving staple, cranberries, has 7 municipalities named after it – two in Pennsylvania.
The original participants of Thanksgiving, the Wampanoag and English settlers, still have a presence in the United States. 24.4 million Americans traced their ancestry to England. Meanwhile, there are 6,500 Wampanoag in the US, primarily residing in Massachusetts.
Impress your family this Thanksgiving with information from the U.S. Census Bureau.