The United States is home to many locations associated with Armenia and the Armenian people. One can find many American cities, streets, and parks named in honor of Armenia to symbolize the friendship between the Armenian and American peoples.
Below is a compilation of a few “Armenian” places throughout the United States.
1. Little Armenia, Los Angeles, California. Little Armenia is a neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California.
The name “Little Armenia” comes from the large Armenian community of Los Angeles, as well as from the large number of Armenian institutions, many of which have been operating here since the beginning of the 1970s.
Since 1978, the Armenian Church “Surb Karapet” has been in Little Armenia as well. The church is located in front of the Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School. Nearby is the Barnsdall Art Park whose territory incorporates the Hollyhock House museum.
2. Armenia, Wisconsin. The town of Armenia in Juneau County of Wisconsin in the Midwestern United States occupies an area of about 200 square kilometers.
As of 2017, the population of Armenia was 730, and interestingly, there were Armenians among them.
Most locals are descendants of Germans and Irish who moved here at the end of the 19th century. The town was established shortly after and was called Armenia. Most of the residents of this town are engaged in agriculture.
3. Armenian Garden Estates, Tampa, Florida. Armenian Garden Estates is a neighborhood in the city of Tampa, Florida.
As of 2010, the population of the area was 2,980 people, most of whom were Americans with Irish roots, African Americans, and Asians.
Armenian Garden Estates is remarkable for its developed infrastructure, which makes it one of the more convenient places to live in the city.
4. Armenia Township, Pennsylvania. Armenia Township in Pennsylvania’s Bradford County is among the most picturesque locations in the entire state.
The township is located at the foot of Armenia Mountain (around 700 meters high), in honor of which it has been named. The southern areas of the township are occupied by Tioga State Forest.
Armenia township has an area of 47 square kilometers. It was established in the middle of the 19th century. As of the 2010 census, its population was 180 people, mainly working at local enterprises engaged in the production of alternative energy, in particular, wind energy.
5. Armenian Heritage Park, Boston, Massachusetts. Armenian Heritage Park (also called the Genocide Memorial Park) was established in 2012 in memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide.
The centerpiece of the park is an abstract sculpture with 24-26 different configurations that symbolize dispersion and reunification of Armenian immigrants coming from different parts of the world. Another interesting piece is the labyrinth that symbolizes the journey of life.
Armenian Heritage Park was established thanks to the Armenian Heritage Foundation that raised $5-$6 million for the construction of the memorial park.
Russian original from Michael Osipov