Talk:Jacksonville

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Jacksonville

Place name. Not dictionary material. Jooge 05:03, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Beer parlour#Place names, once and for all. bd2412 T 15:28, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
While it is the largest city by land area ranking, it isn't particularly referred to, in literature. The only interesting thing about the city name is that it is in honor of w:Andrew Jackson. This would definitely be (pardon the geography pun) a borderline case. --Connel MacKenzie 20:39, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
Just for clarification, are you saying that you've looked through all 300+ Google book hits and determined that no more than perhaps a couple have any literary value?
This is an obvious keep, even outside of the current debate. The use of Jacksonville to refer to a team, through synecdoche, makes it noteworthy in language. Attributive use like "a Jacksonville shipyard" means it meets the current criteria no problem. DAVilla 17:22, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
My cursory look at b.g.c. showed mainly secondary sources, not literary uses. Please don't put words in my mouth (keyboard.) I didn't say "perhaps a couple." All I was suggesting was that it is not an obvious "keep." --Connel MacKenzie 18:56, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
Obvious keep, though all other Jacksonville place names should have a nod, as well. sewnmouthsecret 20:49, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
According to Wikipedia, there are the following:
  1. Jacksonville, Alabama
  2. Jacksonville, Arkansas
  3. Jacksonville, Florida
  4. Jacksonville, Georgia
  5. Jacksonville, Illinois
  6. Jacksonville, Maryland
  7. Jacksonville, Missouri
  8. Jacksonville, New York
  9. Jacksonville, North Carolina
  10. Jacksonville, Oregon
  11. Jacksonville, Pennsylvania
  12. Jacksonville, Texas
  13. Jacksonville, Vermont
  14. Jacksonville, West Virginia
Based on that, we should have an entry which just says that "Jacksonville" is a placename used to designate multiple cities spread throughout the U.S., and referring the reader to Wikipedia's disambiguation page for further information. bd2412 T 15:21, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
I suspect they all have the same etymology anyway. --EncycloPetey 18:11, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
You mean that they're all named after Andrew Jackson, or just that they're all named after someone with the Jackson surname? bd2412 T 15:15, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
Yes. --EncycloPetey 18:18, 3 August 2007 (UTC)