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Indiana Place Names
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0099  Friday, 6 March 2009

From:      Jack Heller <
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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.

Jack Heller

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