The Wikipedia page gives the history of the name:

In 1873, the American Linoleum Company acquired 300 acres in the area to build the nation's first linoleum factory. The inventor of Linoleum, Frederick Walton, spent two years in Travis setting up the factory.[3] Many skilled English immigrants arrived to work in the factory in its early days, and the area being was named Linoleumville. By the early 20th century, 700 workers were employed, comprising half the local population. Many of these were Polish immigrants, and Linoleumville had become a Polish enclave.[4][5] The plant closed in 1931 and residents overwhelmingly chose to rename the community Travis.[1]

The name change vote prompted journalistic joshing at the time. But the second piece--by the later-famous historian Bruce Catton--stuck up for the name.

     Posted By: Paul - Wed May 17, 2023
     Category: Odd Names | Regionalism | 1930s

The article in the Charlotte News conflates Long Island with Staten Island.
Posted by ges on 05/17/23 at 11:08 PM
It has to be said, the name is less appealing than Port Sunlight.
Posted by Richard Bos on 05/20/23 at 10:33 AM
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