Lake Names

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by AwShucks, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

    Guthrie, Oklaho
    I never really thought about how lakes got their names. Usually, the water was impounded and the city/town closest to the dam was chosen as the name... ie; Kaw Lake in Oklahoma, Lake Eufala, Skiatook, etc. But then I read where we have a Lake Sardis, and I believe one in MIssissippi also, and, probably there is a Lake Sardis in other states as well... we have Kerr lake and I know one of the eastern states also has a Lake Kerr. How many other lake names are you aware of that is located in two or more states?
  2. nuthinlikeacat

    nuthinlikeacat New Member

    Eden Prairie, Minnesota
    Well...up here in MN, I know of 5 difffernet Rice Lakes in our state alone. With over 10000 lakes, we have numerous lakes with the same name.