Ever get one of those weird ideas that seem like it might be kind of fun? Well, it happened to me this morning. Again. Maybe one of these days the voices in my head will be quiet.
Anyway, the following thought crossed my mind.
In Texas, there is a wide discrepency between city/town names and the counties in which they reside, or even in the name of the town that is the county seat. Here are a few examples.
Pecos is the county seat of Reeves County.
About 40-50 miles east of Pecos, is Ft. Stockton, which is the county seat of Pecos County.
Makes perfect sense, doesn't it.
As you travel east, you find Ozona, which is the county seat of Crockett county. However, the town of Crockett, which is in east Texas, is in Houston county. Houston, aka Sam's current hometown, is the county seat of Harris county.
There's also Abilene, the county seat of Taylor county, and the town of Taylor, which is in Williamson county.
El Paso is actually in El Paso county, but the city of Colorado Springs, Co. is also the county seat of El Paso county. I still don't understand why someone decided to name a county El Paso that far north of the already established city.
There's probably more examples of stuff like this in Texas alone, as there are 254 counties in the state. If you know of any, please share.
Also, if you want to play for town/city/county combinations in your own state, please do.