Though our local cities and village are unique and special because of their people, businesses and natural resources, the names Fenton, Linden and Holly are not altogether unique names in the U.S.
Fenton, Mo. is located in St. Louis County, about 20 minutes from the Illinois border. The city is home to 4,022 residents according to the 2010 census. The median household income in the city is $84,000, compared to $57,000 in the county.
Fenton, Mo. is home to five universities, including Sanford Brown, and St. Clare Hospital. St. Louis County, like Genesee County, suffers from more than 8 percent unemployment. Fenton, Mo. is home to 15 African Americans, and 3,841 Caucasians.
The town of Fenton, N.Y. in Broome County has nearly 7,000 residents and is home to the Chenango Valley State Park. The median income for that town is $39,622.
The Village of Fenton, La. has a population of 380, with a racial makeup of 139 Caucasians and 239 African Americans. Their school mascot is the Golden Eagle, and was historically a rice and soybean-farming community. There is also Fenton, Iowa, population 266.
Our very own Fenton, Mich., as of the 2010 census, has 11,758 residents.
The motto for the city of Linden, N. J. is, “Big enough to lead, small enough to care.” The city is located near New York City and dwarfs Linden, Mich., with 40,499 people. According to CityData, the median income is $55,461. Linden, N.J. is home to several parks and museums. The city is 10 square miles, with 3,800 people per square mile, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
The village of Linden, Wis. has a population of 549, and is an hour west of Madison. It is located in Iowa County and is also 97 percent Caucasian. It is less than one square mile.
Linden, Ala., has a population of 2,123, and is in the west, central part of the state, in Marengo County. The name came from “Hohenlinden,” from Napoleon’s victory in Bavaria in 1800. The city website said the name was shortened through everyday use. Roy Rogers, professional basketball player, and coach was born in Linden, Ala.
Holly appears to be unique, in simply being named “Holly.” However, there is Holly Hill, Fla., Holly Springs, Ga. and N.C. and city of Mount Holly, S.C.
Fenton is also the name of a town in Stoke-On-Trent County, England. Linden also appears in many businesses and street names in the UK, including the Holly Primary School and lodge.