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Burling +‎ -ton

The town in Newfoundland derives from a variant of the name Bridlington in Yorkshire and may have been informed by the name of Burlington, Ontario.



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  1. A town in Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador. [From 1914]
  2. A community of Nova Scotia.
  3. A city in Ontario; named for Bridlington, Yorkshire (formerly "Burlington").
  4. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A town in Connecticut.
    2. A home rule municipality, the county seat of Kit Carson County, Colorado.
    3. A village in Illinois.
    4. A town in Indiana; named for Burlington, a Wyandot chief.
    5. A city, the county seat of Des Moines County, Iowa; named for the city in Vermont.
    6. A city, the county seat of Coffey County, Kansas; named for the city in Vermont.
    7. A census-designated place, the county seat of Boone County, Kentucky.
    8. A town in Maine.
    9. A town in Massachusetts; said to be named for Bridlington, Yorkshire.
    10. A village in Michigan.
    11. A city in New Jersey; named for Bridlington, Yorkshire.
    12. A town in New York; named for the city in New Jersey.
    13. A city in North Carolina.
    14. A city in North Dakota; named for the city in Iowa.
    15. An unincorporated community in Fulton County, Ohio.
    16. A census-designated place in Lawrence County, Ohio; named for the city in Vermont.
    17. A town in Oklahoma.
    18. A borough in Pennsylvania.
    19. A city, the shire town of Chittenden County, Vermont; the largest city in Vermont; perhaps named for Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, or the prominent Burling family of New York.
    20. A city in Washington.
    21. A census-designated place in West Virginia.
    22. A city in Racine County and Walworth County, Wisconsin; named for the city in Vermont. 10464
    23. A town in Racine County, Wisconsin.
    24. A town in Wyoming.
    25. A number of townships in the United States, listed under Burlington Township.
  5. Abbreviation of Earl of Burlington.
  6. (rail transport) Short for Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.
    • 1959, David P. Morgan, editor, Steam's Finest Hour, Kalmbach Publishing Co., page 40:
      One night, October 17, 1944, Burlington coupled 82 cars of Christmas mail for servicemen behind an O5A!

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