When we moved here to the Basin in July 2020, I knew of two Midlands... Midland Texas, and Midland Michigan. I had no idea there were so many more areas named Midland. Townships, Villages, Cities... There are 18! Honorary mentions go to "Midlands Of South Carolina" because it's the entire central region of the state--and "Midoil, California"--which changed its name from Midland to Midoil. So aside from us here in Texas--here are other places in America we share our name with, alphabetically by State--and some snapshots where we could find them courtesy of Google and Google Street View:

1. MIDLAND, ARKANSAS

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Population: 325

2. MIDLAND, CALIFORNIA

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Population: zero. It's an old mining town that has been a ghost town since 1970.

3. MIDLAND, GEORGIA

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Population: 11,750

4. MIDLAND, INDIANA

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Population: Unincorporated

5. MIDLAND, KENTUCKY

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Population: Unincorporated

6. MIDLAND, LOUISIANA

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Population: Unincorporated, but there are 330 students and 20 teachers at Midland High school.

7. MIDLAND, MARYLAND

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Population: 446

8. MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

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Population: 41,920

9. MIDLAND, MISSOURI

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Population: 34,392

10. MIDLAND, NORTH CAROLINA

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Population: 3,622

11. MIDLAND, OHIO

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Population: 307

12. MIDLAND, PENNSYLVANIA

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Population: 2,918

13. MIDLAND, SOUTH DAKOTA

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Population: 88

14. MIDLAND, TENNESSEE

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Population: Unincorporated

15. MIDLAND, VIRGINIA

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Population: 97

16. MIDLAND, WASHINGTON

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Population: 10,005

17. MIDLAND CITY, ALABAMA

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Population: 1,961

18. MIDLAND, TEXAS

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Population: 138,549

So as you can see--WE are the biggest (and BEST) Midland there is! But it's always fun to know there are other areas that share the name--even if they don't share much else.

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