Nine Places in the United States that share names with famous Indian Cities

Here is a list of nine places in the U.S that were were named after several prominent cities in India.

Nine Places in the United States that share names with famous Indian Cities
City of Golconda, Illonois

We are all familiar with the famous Golconda fort in Hyderabad. But did you know that there is also a city named Golconda located around the Ohio River in Illinois? Incidentally, it is also the county seat of Pope County. As of 2019 the city has a population of 829 people. It was originally named Sarahsville but the name was later changed to Golconda after the ancient Indian city in 1817. Most of the city is now part of the Golconda Historic District.

Close to 50 miles northeast of Colorado Springs, is the town Simla in Elbert County. The Town was founded in 1909 and named after the eponymous city in Arunachal Pradesh because the daughter of a railroad official was reading a book about India when she came across it and took a shine to the name.