The name the 'Rocky Mountains' describes the topography of the place. Many toponyms have fascinating historical stories behind them or reflect amusing cultural practices (well, amusing to some of us). Chicago originated from a French interpretation of … A place-name is a word or words used to indicate, denote, or identify a geographic locality such as a town, river, or mountain. Petersburg bay area. Using the zoom slider at left and dragging the map around, find a state. Pasco County is the county just north of the Tampa/St. Part One: After locating an area of choice, you will find toponyms (names of places/roads/items that appear on the map) that correspond to the following natural and cultural features. Religious wars detained him, and his thirty colonists, plagued by troubles with the Indians and among themselves, abandoned Charlesfort, built a boat on Parris Island, and sailed for France. In Florida there is also the Town of Saint Leo. Assignment: Go to google maps. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Many toponyms have historical legacies that are inappropriate or offensive, by modern standards; geographer Mark Monmonier discusses these in his amusing 2006 book, From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame. Toponymy, taxonomic study of place-names, based on etymological, historical, and geographical information. In 1564, Ribaut, undeterred, returned to the southern coasts, but this time to the St. Johns Riv er in Florida where he established Fort Caroline. Oct 14, 2012 - Explore APHG's board "Toponyms" on Pinterest. hell, any horrible place, after the religious Hell Lilliputian , meaning very small in size — Lilliput , fictional island in the book Gulliver's Travels Never Never Land , a metaphor for eternal childhood, immortality, and escapism, from J.M.Barries's Peter Pan On June 4th, 1891, Saint Leo became a Town, making it the oldest incorporated municipality in Pasco County, Florida. Toponymy divides place-names into two broad categories: Start studying ap human religion. APHG Toponym Activity. See more ideas about Highway signs, Philippines tourism, Jordan tourism. Descriptive toponyms are descriptions of the place whether it is the terrain or the plants farmed in the region by the first settlers in the land. The Town of St. Leo is also home to the only Benedictine abbey in Florida, Saint Leo Abbey.