Interesting US Town names...

  1. Interesting U.S. Town Names

    "I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth." - Steve McQueen

    Well you can try Nowhere, Oklahoma - or maybe No Name, Colorado.

    Let's not forget one of the most "useless" town names in the country: Useful, Missouri.

    Here it is - the list of over 500 interesting and unusual town names in the United States, as of 2001:


    Alabama

    Aimwell
    Bobo
    Burnt Corn
    Eclectic
    Intercourse
    Muck City
    Alaska Chicken
    Deadhorse
    Eek
    Lefthand Bay
    Nightmute
    Unalaska

    Arizona
    Bagdad
    Boneyard
    Bootlegger Crossing
    Bumble Bee
    Carefree
    Chloride
    Floss
    Goobertown
    Goodyear
    Many Farms
    Nothing
    Show Low
    Strong
    Surprise
    Three Forks
    Tuba City
    Two Guns
    Why
    Winkleman


    Arkansas

    Bald Knob
    Beaver
    Biggers
    Blue Eye
    Experiment
    Fannie
    Fifty-Six
    Flippin
    Gassville
    Greasy Corner
    Grubbs
    Hasty
    Hooker
    Magazine
    Moscow
    Nuckles
    Okay
    Pocahontas
    Possum Grape
    Romance
    Smackover
    Strawberry
    Toad Suck
    Turkey Scratch
    Umpire
    Weiner
    Yellville

    California

    5 Brooks
    Advance
    Alliance
    Arcade
    Aromas
    Avocado
    Badger
    Badwater
    Bagdad
    Bee Rock
    Bend
    Bivalve
    Blunt
    Booneville
    Bumblebee
    Bummerville
    Cabbage Patch
    Cactus
    Chiquita
    Clapper Gap
    Confidence
    Cool
    Cow Creek
    Dairyville
    Date City
    Deadman Crossing
    Deadwood
    Dixieland
    Doghouse Junction
    Dogtown
    Dunmovin
    Eureka
    Fair Play
    Fallen Leaf
    False Klamath
    Forks of Salmon
    Fort Dick
    Freedom
    Fruitland
    Frying Pan
    Gas Point
    Globe
    Grand
    Hallelujah Junction
    Hardy
    Harmony
    Hellhole Palms
    Hells Kitchen
    Honda
    Honeydew
    Hooker
    Idlewild
    Igo
    Java
    Jupiter
    Keg
    King Salmon
    Klondike
    Last Chance
    Laws
    Little Penny
    Mad River
    Mormon Bar
    Mystic
    Nashville
    Needles
    Ono
    Orange
    Peanut
    Plaster City
    Priest
    Ragtown
    Rainbow
    Rancho Cucamonga
    Relief
    Rescue
    Rice
    Roads End
    Rough and Ready
    Sargent
    Scarface
    Secret Town
    Shrub
    Siberia
    Skidoo
    Sky High
    Skytop
    Soapweed
    Soda Springs
    Squabbletown
    Standish
    Steam
    Stone
    Stovepipe
    Strawberry
    Sucker Flat
    Surf
    Surfside
    Surprise
    Tarzana
    Teakettle Junction
    Thorn
    Timbuctoo
    Toadtown
    Truths Home
    Volcano
    Weed
    Weedpatch
    Wimp
    You Bet
    Yreka Zzyzx


    California Spanish Town Name Translations

    Asuncion (Translation = Assumption)
    Boca (Translation = Mouth)
    Bonita (Translation = Beautiful)
    Chico (Translation = Little Boy)
    Chula Vista (Translation = Insolent View)
    Concepcion (Translation = Conception)
    Escondido (Translation = Hidden)
    Fortuna (Translation = Fortune)
    Hacienda Del Florasol (Translation = Ranch of the Sun Flower)
    Los Gatos (Translation = The Cats)
    Los Olivos (Translation = The Olive Trees)
    Los Osos (Translation = The Bears)
    Mariposa (Translation = Butterfly)
    Pajaro (Translation = Bird)
    Palo Verde (Translation = Green Wood)
    Rancho Llano Seco (Translation = Dry Level Farm)
    Roblar (Translation = To Rivet)
    Salinas (Translation = Salt Mines)
    Sandia (Translation = Watermelon)
    Soledad (Translation = Solitude)
    Tierra del Sol (Translation = Land of Sun)
    Tortuga (Translation = Turtle)
    Verde (Translation = Green)

    Colorado

    Climax
    Dinosaur
    Hygiene
    Last Chance
    No Name
    Parachute
    Security
    Tincup
    Yellow Jacket
    Connecticut Giants Neck
    Mianus
    Moodus
    Moosup
    Delaware Blue Ball
    Cocked Hat
    Hourglass
    Little Heaven
    Florida Christmas
    Frostproof
    Jupiter
    Howey-in-the-Hills
    Kissimmee
    Lorida
    Mayo
    Niceville
    Okahumpka
    Panacea
    Plant City
    Red Head
    Sopchoppy
    Two Egg
    Webster
    Weeki Wachee
    Weewahitchka
    Yeehaw Junction
    Yellow Water

    Georgia
    Between
    Chickasawhatchee
    Climax
    Enigma
    Cumming
    Hopeulikit
    Jinks
    Santa Claus
    Snapfinger
    Talking Rock
    Hawaii Papa

    Idaho

    Beer Bottle Crossing
    Fruitland
    Star

    Illinois

    Big Foot Prairie
    Fishhook
    Grand Detour
    Kickapoo
    Metropolis
    Normal
    Oblong
    Paw Paw
    Roachtown
    Sandwich
    Wonder Lake

    Indiana

    Acme
    Ballstown
    Beanblossom
    Beehunter
    Buddha
    Carefree
    Fickle
    Floyds Knobs
    French Lick
    Gas City
    Gnaw Bone
    Loogootee
    Munster
    Pinhook
    Plainvillle
    Roachdale
    Santa Clause
    Spraytown
    Steam Corner
    Surprise
    Toad Hop

    Iowa

    Diagonal
    Gravity
    Manly
    What Cheer
    Kansas Admire
    Beaver
    Buttermilk
    Cuba
    Denmark
    Gas
    Holland
    Hope
    Jetmore
    Plainville
    Ransom
    Rome
    Zurich

    Kentucky

    Beaver Lick
    Beefhide
    Bug
    Bugtussle
    Busy
    Butterfly
    Combs
    Crummies
    Do Stop
    Drip Rock
    Dwarf
    Eighty-eight
    Hand Shoe
    Hi Hat
    Jinks
    Jugville
    Lick Fork
    London
    Monkey's Eyebrow
    Mousie
    Mud Lick
    Oddville
    Ogle
    Ordinary
    Oven Fork
    Paint Lick
    Paris
    Possum Trot
    Rabbit Hash
    Soft Shell
    Spring Lick
    Typo
    Uno

    Louisiana

    Belcher
    Bunkie
    Convent
    Cut-Off
    Dry Prong
    Eros
    Fort Necessity
    Goodbee
    Grosse Tete
    Jigger
    Metropolis
    Mudville
    Tickfaw
    Uncle Sam
    Waterproof
    Zylks

    Maine

    Bald Head
    Bath
    Beans Corner Bingo
    Dickey
    Robinhood
    Maryland Accident
    Assawoman Bay
    Boring
    California
    Cockeysville
    Hollywood
    Pomonkey
    Secretary

    Massachusetts
    Belchertown
    Braintree
    Cow Yard
    Dorothy Pond
    Egypt
    Gay Head
    Marblehead
    Mashpee
    Sandwich
    Swampscott
    Ware (I'm from Ware?)

    Michigan

    Bad Axe
    Christmas
    Climax
    Eden
    Gay
    Hell
    Jugville
    Kalamazoo
    Olive Branch
    Paradise
    Pigeon
    Pine Stump Junction
    Podunk
    Slapneck
    Minnesota Blue Earth
    Climax
    Embarass
    Fertile
    Nimrod
    Nowthen
    Savage
    Sleepy Eye

    Mississippi

    Alligator
    Arm
    Askew
    Basic
    Battles
    Bobo
    Chunky
    Coffeeville
    Cold Water
    Darling
    Denmark
    D'Lo
    Dragon
    Eden
    Egypt
    Hollywood
    Hot Coffee
    Kokomo
    Midnight
    Olive Branch
    Onward
    Paris
    Pocahontas
    Possumneck
    Sanatorium
    Scooba
    Soso
    Tie Plant
    Walls
    Yazoo

    Missouri

    Bean Lake Station
    Bible Grove
    Blue Eye
    Coldwater
    Conception
    Enough
    Fairdealing
    Fidelity
    Frankenstein
    Humansville
    Licking
    Mexico
    Nevada
    Paris
    Peculiar
    Pleasant Hope
    Reform
    Roach
    Romance
    Sleeper
    Tightwad
    Useful

    Montana
    Belt
    Big Arm
    Eureka
    Bigfork
    Big Sky
    Bitterroot
    Checkboard
    Divide
    Elmo
    Happy's Inn
    Hungry Horse
    Offer
    Opportunity
    Outlook
    Rocky Boy
    Saint Regis
    Square Butt
    Sweetgrass
    Two-dot
    Yaak

    Nebraska

    Beaver Crossing
    Colon
    Fort Crook
    Loup City
    Roach
    Surprise
    Valentine
    Wahoo
    Weeping Water
    Worms

    Nevada
    Jackpot
    Searchlight
    Weed Heights

    New Hampshire

    Berlin
    Bow
    Bungy
    Contoocook
    Grape Corner
    Hell Hollow
    Lost Nation
    Sandwich Landing
    Rye

    New Jersey
    Bivalve
    Brick
    Cheesequake
    Cherry Hill
    Cologne
    Colts Neck
    Egg Harbor
    Good Intent
    Ho-ho Kus
    Little Egg Harbor
    Love Ladies
    Succasunna

    New Mexico
    Elephant Butte
    Texico
    Tingle
    Truth or Consequences

    New York
    Bath
    Cat Elbow Corner
    Climax
    Florida
    Gayhead
    Hicksville
    Horseheads
    Neversink
    Painted Post
    Place Corners
    Result
    Ronkonkoma
    Surprise
    Yaphank Yonkers

    North Carolina

    Askewville
    Avon
    Bahama
    Bat Cave
    Bath
    Big Lick
    Blowing Rock
    Bolivia
    Bunlevel
    Climax
    Duck
    Frog Level
    Frog Pond
    Grimesland
    Gum Neck
    Horneytown
    Kill Devil Hills
    Meat Camp
    Lizard Lick
    Speed
    Tick Bite
    Toast
    Welcome
    Wise
    Whynot

    North Dakota

    Antler
    Colgate
    Concrete
    Hoople
    Voltaire
    Zap



    Oregon
    Beaver
    Boring
    Drain
    Eureka
    Half.com
    Idiotville
    Sodaville
    Windmaster Corner
    Zig Zag

    Pennsylvania

    Bath
    Balltown
    Bath Addition
    Beaver
    Beverly Hills
    Big Beaver
    Bird-in-Hand
    Blue Ball
    California
    Climax
    Corner Store
    Desire
    Drab
    Edelman (not funny but same name as The Useless-Infomaster!)
    Eighty Four
    Experiment
    Fear Not
    Forty Fort
    Gravity
    Hershey
    Home
    Indiana
    Intercourse
    Jersey Shore
    King of Prussia
    Loyalsockville
    Mars
    Moon (On the border of the Pittsburgh Int'l Airport - "Fly me to the moon...")
    Moscow
    Nanty Glo
    New Beaver
    Ono
    Panic
    Paradise
    Peach Bottom
    Pillow
    Porkey
    Possum Hollow
    Pottstown
    Quiggleville
    Scalp Level
    Slate Lick
    Slippery Rock
    Transfer
    Telescope
    Torpedo
    Uno
    Virginville

    Rhode Island

    Mooseup Valley
    Quidnick
    Quonochontaug
    Woonsocket
    South Carolina Coward
    Due West
    Little Switzerland
    Ninetimes
    Ninety Six
    North
    Round O
    Six Mile
    Southern Shops
    South of the Border
    Townville
    Welcome

    South Dakota
    Bath
    Epiphany
    Faith
    Farmer
    Gayville
    Green Grass
    Hammer
    Hitchcock
    Ideal
    Igloo
    Java
    Kidder
    Lemmon
    Oral
    Parade
    Peever
    Porcupine
    Potato Creek
    Pringle
    Pumpkin Center
    Red Shirt
    Tolstoy
    Vienna
    Wall
    White
    Wood
    Yale

    Tennessee

    Blue Goose
    Bugscuffle
    Bugtussle
    Bucksnort
    Defeated
    Difficult
    Disco
    Ducktown
    Finger
    Life
    Nameless
    Only
    Paris
    Smartt
    Static
    Sweet Lips

    Texas

    Bacon
    Bean Station
    Ben Hur
    Black Jack
    Canadian
    China
    Comfort
    Converse
    Cut -n- Shoot
    Ding Dong
    Dime Box
    Earth
    Echo
    Energy
    Flower Mound
    Grapevine
    Gun Barrel City
    Happy
    Hoop and Holler
    Humble
    Little Hope
    London
    Looneyville
    Marathon
    Muleshoe
    Noodle
    Oatmeal
    Paint Rock
    Paris
    Pointblank
    Quail
    Smiley
    Sour Lake
    Spur
    Sugar Land
    Tarzan
    Telegraph
    Telephone
    Trophy Club
    Turkey
    Uncertain
    Valentine
    Veribest
    Waxahachie
    West
    Wink

    Utah

    Eureka
    Hurricane
    Mexican Hat
    Orangeville
    Orderville
    Paradise
    Plain City

    Vermont
    Bread Loaf
    Mosquitoville
    Notown
    Moscow
    Satans Kingdom

    Virginia

    Antlers
    Bagdad
    Bane
    Ben Hur
    Bosses
    Bumpass
    Butts
    California
    Clam
    Croaker
    Cuckoo
    Delaware
    Eureka
    Fourway (2 of them)
    Fries
    Frogtown
    Goochland
    Hurricane
    Hurt
    Jamaica
    Java
    Joe Neets
    Kermit
    Lick Skillet
    Lipps
    Moon
    Moonlight (2 of them)
    Mutt
    Needmore
    Nuttsville
    Ontario
    Ordinary
    Peach Bottom
    Shiny Rock
    Short Pump
    Simplicity
    Threeway
    Pocket

    Washington

    Forks
    George
    Humptulips
    Index
    Tukwila
    Tumtum
    Tumwater
    Walla Walla

    West Virginia

    Big Chimney
    Big Ugly
    Crum
    FiveMile
    Friendly
    HooHoo
    Hundred
    Hurricane
    Junior
    Kermit
    Left Hand
    Looneyville
    Lost City
    Man
    Nitro
    Odd
    Paw
    Pinch
    Quick
    Van
    War

    Wisconsin

    Beetown
    Embarrass
    Footville
    Imalone
    Spread Eagle
    Ubet
    Wanderoos
    Wyoming Baggs
    Big Sandy
    Camel Hump
    Chugwater
    Cokeville
    Meeteetse
    Muddy Gap
    Point of Rocks
    Sand Draw
    Last edit by deespoohbear on Mar 6, '03
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  2. 32 Comments

  3. by   JJFROG
    Hey, some of my best friends are from Two Dot, Montana. And my brother lives in Baggs, WY.
  4. by   Mkue
    Rudolph, Ohio.. a great place to mail christmas cards !
  5. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by mkue
    Rudolph, Ohio.. a great place to mail christmas cards !
    Ranks right up there with Santa Claus, Indiana!!
  6. by   ChainedChaosRN
    How could they leave out Hard Scratch, Iowa??
  7. by   cindyln
    How about Gas,Kansas?
  8. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Unless I'm a little rusty on my alphabetical order, I didn't see Ohio on the list???
  9. by   Hidi74
    My parents live in Krum Texas.......I always thought that name was funny....Krum......Bwaahahahaaa
  10. by   dianah
    My friend's parents lived on Easy Street in Smartville, CA.
  11. by   JonRN
    I live very close to Steam Corner and Roachdale. They used to have roach races at Roachdale on the 4th of July. Another funny thing is how natives pronounce the names of their town. Russiaville is Rooshaville, Paragon is Paragunn etc. You can tell a non-native right away by how they pronounce stuff in Indiana. Probably true in most states.
  12. by   Chiaramonte
    How about Horseheads, New York, right next to Big Flats.
  13. by   emily_mom
    I'm headed to Nuttsville, PA.

    Funny, out of all the towns listed in WI, I've only heard of Embarass.

    How about Spread Eagle? :chuckle:
  14. by   deespoohbear
    Ohio

    Ai
    Blue Ball
    Climax
    Fly
    Hicksville
    Home
    Knockemstiff
    Three Legs Town
    Tobasco
    Oklahoma Bowlegs
    Cookietown
    Frogville
    Happy Land
    Hooker
    Kremlin
    Okay
    Pumpkin Center
    Slapout
    Slaughterville


    It was buried in the list. Some of the states were hard to find because the list ran continous. I tried to get all the states separated.

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