Barcellona, Messina - current name today?

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Barcellona, Messina - current name today?

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Hello!

I am researching my 2nd-great grandfather. When he came to the U.S. in 1913, he listed his town of birth as "Barcellona, Sicily." Then, when filling out his WWI draft registration, he listed his town of birth as "Barcellona, in the state of "Proi Messina." (Not sure if the first word says "Proi..." It's hard to read, but looks like "proi..." the 2nd word definitely says "Messina."

Does anyone know if Barcellona, Sicily still exists today?

The closest thing I can find is Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, which is in Messina, Sicily. This seems to make sense, but I don't know if it's the same place for sure.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much,
Tony
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