The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0099 Friday, 6 March 2009
From: Jack Heller <
Date: Friday, 6 Mar 2009 07:50:00 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Indiana Place Names
Of trivial interest:
In Huntington County, Indiana is a village named Banquo. Ronald L.
Baker, author of _From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in
Folklore History_, writes, "Supposedly a local supernatural legend
inspired them naming of Banquo for the ghost in Shakespeare's Macbeth."
I've been to Banquo a few times, a farm community, with the only other
commerce being a convenience store/bait shop down the road.
Hamlet, Indiana is named for a John Hamlet, not a Danish prince.
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