From the atlas of humorist Jonathan Caws-Elwitt
I was puzzled to note that there is a place in Nebraska called Town in Ohio, Nebraska. But it turns out there is a simple explanation -- it seems they named it after a town in Ohio.
Little-known fact #1: The total number of soldiers who died on the American side during the Revolution was "no more than the population of a small town in Ohio or Nebraska" (Ray Raphael, A People's History of the American Revolution
, 2002, p. 89).
Little-known fact #2: "For every NYU kid [who has trouble adjusting to adult life], there's another student from a small town in Nebraska who goes to college in a small town in Ohio in hopes of fitting in" (Spiny
, commenting on this blog posting
Meanwhile, Columbiana claims the distinction of being "the Biggest Little Town in Ohio
," but not necessarily in Nebraska.