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11-24-2009, 12:42 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile33722/Argleton---The-Nonexistant-Town.htm>Argleton - The Nonexistant Town</a></b><br><br>Argleton is a "phantom" settlement that appears on Google Maps and Google Earth but does not actually exist. The supposed location of Argleton is just off the A59 road within the civil parish of Aughton in West Lancashire, England, but in reality is nothing more than empty fields. Data from Google is used by other online information services which are consequently treating Argleton as a real settlement within the L39 postcode area. As a result, Argleton also appears in numerous listings for things such as real estate, employment and weather, but although the people, businesses and services listed are all in fact real, they are actually based elsewhere in the same postcode area.<br />
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argleton<br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=112807/846056aught.jpg>

11-24-2009, 12:53 PM
I think this has happened through a simple misunderstanding of British city names by Google.

One by Google heard the name Aughton (pronounced Auglten) and stelled it the way it's pronounced.

England has a lot of cities with weird names or pronounsations. Spider has made a great file about it worldwide:


Best are cities endind with -cester. Worcester, Leicester and so. the best, I think is Towcester. It's pronounced Toaster.


11-24-2009, 09:34 PM
Perhaps it is intentional, to prove copyright.