Marsh Farm Land, D.C., and Other Literal Place Names

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According to cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust, the Rumpus offices are located in the city of Saint Little Frank One in the great state of Land of the Successor, but we have writers and editors all over the United States of the Home Ruler.

Check out where you live on their zoomable map of literal meanings of place names over at Slate.

At the duo’s website, you can also find excerpts of detailed maps for the Land of Villages (Canada) and the Isles of the Tattooed (British Isles), as well as excerpts of a more general world map.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →