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11 May 2015

When In Doubt...

check it out.

I almost had an image ready to go on a blog post when I realized that I am always mixing up the name of the county and county seat where my Troutfetter relatives lived in rural Kansas.

Years ago, I apparently got it in my head that Thomas, Kansas is in Colby County. It is not. Colby, Kansas is in Thomas County.

Thomas is the county. Colby is the town.

When in doubt, check it out. It can be easy to get confused and create additional confusion in the process.

1 comment:

  1. I think it best to use the word or abbreviation for county after the name of the county to avoid confusion. For example: Blue Earth, Minnesota. Did you mean Blue Earth County or Blue Earth, the city? The city by that name is not in Blue Earth County. Saving the tiny bit of hard drive space is not worth the confusion it may cause.