There is a Doncaster in Jamaica, America and Australia - and here's what they look like

Have you ever thought about how many places around the world share the same name with our historic town Doncaster?

Wednesday, 27th May 2020, 10:22 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th May 2020, 10:22 am

Doncaster is a small Minster town based in Southern Yorkshire full of history and rich in culture. So are there any more places around the world that share the same name? If so where are they?

The names of British cities commonly appear around the world, however, the name Doncaster only comes up in three additional areas. The other three are spread around the world and will take you on an incredible journey 18,757 miles long.

The name Doncaster appears in Jamaica on the beautiful Caribbean Islands, it also surfaces in Maryland, USA, where the Americans continue to share many names of famous British cities and towns. Finally, the name Doncaster also appears in the far reaches of Victoria, Australia.

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The view from Doncaster Hill, Victoria, Australia.

We kick the distant journey off by travelling 4,651 miles to Jamaica. Doncaster in the region of Saint Ann is a town in Jamaica - some 46 miles north-west of Kingston, the country's capital city.

The next destination is 3,607 miles away to Doncaster, USA. Doncaster, Maryland is an unincorporated community based in Charles County. The area is described as being picturesque with the Demonstration State Forest most popular among visitors.

Finally, we travel 10,499 miles to a suburb called, Doncaster in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The suburb is based 8.6 miles north-east from Melbourne’s central business district and at the 2016 Census, Doncaster had a population of 20,946.

This is one of the many country roads you can travel around Doncaster, St Ann, Jamaica.
The Demonstration State Forest, Doncaster, Maryland, USA.