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AEdit

Absolution - Cowboys and Aliens 2011 film
Agrestic (California) - Weeds television series
Altamont - Thomas Wolfe's novel Look Homeward, Angel
Arnoldstown (named for Benedict Arnold and located in the Republic of New England) - Kingsley Amis's novel The Alteration
"Arlen, Texas" - King of the Hill
Ascension (Washington) - Behemoth 2011 television movie
Avonlea (Prince Edward Island) - Lucy Maud Montgomery's novel Anne of Green Gables

BEdit

Banville (California) - My Name is Khan 2010 film
Belmont Falls (perhaps Massachusetts) - "Glow in the Dark" episode of Boston Legal
Biloxi (Tennessee) - F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby
Blackwater - Straw Dogs 2011 remake of the brilliant 1971 film (why bother to take any artistic risks?)
Bomer (Kansas) - Joseph Millard's novel The Gods Hate Kansas
Bridge-to-Nowhere (village on a destroyed spaghetti overpass) - John C. Wright's novel Count to a Trillion, p. 45
Bridgeburg (Ohio) - Fit Town Fat Town episode of News Readers with Louis La Fonda

CEdit

Cascadiopolis - Jay Lake's "In the Forests of the Night," in John Scalzi's short story collection Metatropolis
Catela (California) - Tim Z. Hernandez's short story collection Breathing, In Dust
Centertown (Indiana) - Lloyd Biggle Jr.'s short story collection The Rule of the Door and Other Fanciful Regulations
Chatswin (New York) - Suburgatory television series
Chorowait (New York) - Robert Sheckley's novel The Journey of Joenes
Cobbler's Bluff - David Sedaris' novel Naked, brief reference p. 156
Cooper's Dell - Red State 2011 film
Cutter (Washington, near Spokane) - Chris Crutcher's young adult novel Whale Talk

DEdit

DeBitter (Indiana) - The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle 2000 film
Democra-city - 1939 New York World's Fair exhibit
Dirtbag (Ohio) - SNL Sketch
Daughtry (Texas) - Django Unchained 2012 film

EEdit

Eagle Glen - Tom Vanderbilt's nonfiction book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We do, pp. 140-141
East Chatswin (New York) - Suburgatory television series
Evers (Mississippi) - Norman Spinrad's novel Bug Jack Barron

FEdit

Five Points - The Simpsons animated comedy television series
Fledgling Ridge - Tom Vanderbilt's nonfiction book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We do. pp. 140-141
Flowertown (Iowa) (refugee settlement) - S.G. Redling's novel Flowertown
Forks (Washington) - Stephenie Meyer's novel Twilight
Frostbite Falls - The Bullwinkle Show

GEdit

Galt's Gulch - Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged
Gatlin (Nebraska) - Stephen King's novel Children of the Corn
Gitler (Missouri) - James Blish and Norman L. Knight's novel A Torrent of Faces
Goblu (Michigan) - copyright trap
Gordonville (Louisiana) - Karel Capek's novel War With the Newts, footnote p. 156
Great New York - Robert A. Heinlein's novel The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Greater Vancouver - Robert A. Heinlein and Spider Robinson's novel Variable Star
Green Bluff (Illinois) - Ray Bradbury's novel The Martian Chronicles
Green Prairie - Philip Wylie's novel Tomorrow! (Beyond Armageddon)
Guadalatucky - Inside Probing, Part 1 episode of My Name is Earl, April 30, 2009

HEdit

Hammond (North Carolina) - The Campaign 2012 film
Hemlock Grove (Pennsylvania) - Brian McGreevy's novel Hemlock Grove: A Novel

IEdit

Independence, USA - Glenn Beck conservative fantasy planned town

KEdit

Killeville (Virginia) - Rudy Rucker's novel Hylozoic

LEdit

Lake Wobegon(Minnesota)- Prairie Home Companion Radion Show - NPR
Langley Falls - American Dad television series
Lillian (Ohio) - Super 8 2011 film
Lucifer (New Mexico) - Route 666: Part 1 episode of Married With Children television series
Lumberton (Northwest) - Blue Velvet 1986 film
Lynx River - CBC television series North of 60

MEdit

Mahogonny - Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's opera "Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny" (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny)
Manbrookstat - John Barnes's novel Daybreak Zero
Mandrake Falls (New Hampshire) - Mr. Deeds 2002 film
Mason - John Benjamin Has a Van episode
McDermot (Nebraska) - Dan O'Brien's novel Stolen Horses
Mercury (Minnesota) - Young Adult 2011 "tragedy/comedy" film
Mercyville American Dad television series, brief reference
Millgate - Philip K. Dick's novel Now Wait for Last Year
Missile Gap (Alabama) - Christopher Buckley's novel They Eat Puppies, Don't They?
Morganville (Wisconsin) - Identity Thief 2013 film
Morgue - "The Zanti Misfits" episode of The Outer Limits, December 30, 1963
Morocroft (Wyoming) - Paul 2011 film
Mooseport (Maine) - Welcome to Mooseport 2004 film
Moralton (Statesota) - Adult Swim series Moral Orel Adult Swim television series
Mount Harwell (Ohio) - Lloyd Biggle, Jr.'s novel The Chronocide Mission: A Time Travel Novel
Mystic Falls (Virginia) - The Vampire Diaries television series

NEdit

New Greenwich - In Time 2011 film
New Jerusalem - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Revolt in 2100
New St. Louis - John Scalzi's "Utere Nihil Non Extra Quititationem Suis," in his own edited short story collection Metatropolis
New Vegas - David Brin's novel Existence, p. 37
New Woodstock - Mack Reynolds' novel The Towers of Utopia
Novoe Washingtongrad - James Blish and Norman L. Knight's novel A Torrent of Faces
Nuevo Santa Fe - Steven Gould's novel 7th Sigma

OEdit

Old Sandwich - episodes in Season 7 and 8 of the television series Weeds
Ouranos (Idaho) - Greg Bear's novel Heads, p. 48

PEdit

Paradise (Louisiana) - Walker Percy's novel Love in the Ruins
Pawnee (Indiana) - Parks and Recreation television series
Peaceful Valley - "Valley of the Shadow" Twilight Zone January 17, 1963.
Peyton Place (New Hampshire) - Grace Metalious' 1956 novel Peyton Place and Peyton Place 1957 film
Phoenecia - Mack Reynolds' novel The Towers of Utopia
Pig-Symbol (Alabama) - SNL Weekend Update
Pleasantville 1998 film
Pleasantville - Christopher Heath Wellman's nonfiction A Theory of Succession, p. 11
Plotinus - David Lodge's novel Changing Places
Pluto (North Dakota) - Louise Erdich's novel A Plague of Doves
Push (Nevada) - Push, Nevada 2002 ABC television series starring Scarlett Chorvat

QEdit

Quivira and Cíbola (Seven cities of gold)

REdit

River City - Philip Wylie's novel Tomorrow! (Beyond Armageddon)
Riverton (Ohio) - Fit Town Fat Town episode of News Readers with Louis La Fonda

SEdit

Sacremende (California) - "Hand to God" episode of television series Arrested Development, March 6, 2005
Salvation City (Indiana) - Sigrid Nunez's novel Salvation City
Santa Mira (California) - Invasion of the Body Snatchers book and film
Sea Haven - The Truman Show 1998 film
Seever City (Iowa) - Premier episode of Warehouse 13, Syfy Channel, July 9, 2009
Silent Hill(West Virginaia)- Silent Hill and Silent Hill Revelations.
Slippage City - "Slippage City," a short story in Fred Hoyle's collection Element 79
Springfield, USA (Cobra Command base) - GI Joe toy line and films
Sunnydale (California) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series
Switchcreek (Tennessee) - Daryl Gregory's novel The Devil's Alphabet

TEdit

Tannersville (New York) revealed as fictional in Richard Russo's novel Bridge of Sighs
Teller Nuclear Research Facility (New Mexico) - Kevin J. Anderson's Ground Zero, an X Files novel
Tendonville (Illinois) - David Marusek's novel Mind Over Ship
Tetropolis - James Blish and Norman L. Knight's novel A Torrent of Faces
Threestep' (Georgia) - Mary Helen Stefaniak's novel The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia
Todos Santos (California) - Larry Niven's Oath of Fealty
Transportation Estates North (Wisconsin) - Gordon Dickson's novel The Space Swimmers

VEdit

Vettsburg (Missouri) - Daniel Quinn's novel After Dachau
Vineland (California) - Thomas Pynchon's novel Vineland

WEdit

Walden Two - B.F. Skinner's novel Walden Two
Wayward Pines (Idaho) - Blake Crouch's novel Pines
West Hall (Vermont) - Jennifer McMahon's The Winter People: A Novel
Wildgrove (Vermont) - James Morrow's novel This is the Way the World Ends
Wilhelmina (Georgia) - My Name is Khan 2010 film
Wormwood (Nevada) - David Oppegaard's novel Wormwood, Nevada
Wrinkled Bluffs - David Sedaris' novel Naked, brief reference p. 156

ZEdit

Zeneth (Winnmac state) - Sinclair Lewis's novels

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