Toponymy is the study of names for places, their origins, and meaning. The U.S. has a vast, Biblical toponymy, having derived many names from the Good Book for its towns, cities, geographic features, etc.
Here is one such example: In the Bible, it is said that Noak’s Ark came to rest on the Ararat Mountains.
“And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.”
– King James Bible, “Authorized Version,” Cambridge Edition
And here are several, American toponyms derived from this scripture:
- Ararat, North Carolina
- Ararat, Virginia
- Ararat River, Virginia
- Ararat Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
- Mount Ararat (Pennsylvania)