Odd Names of Towns in the U.S.A.

Odd Names of Towns in the U.S.A.

With all that has gone on over the past year or so with the COVID mes, the election and so many other problems, it’s time for some smiles and humor. With that in mind, this edition of “Shit We Should Know” will hopefully provide that.

We all know the familiar names of cities, towns and villages big and small around this great country. But there are some that will make you scratch your head or laugh. Here are some of the unique, weird and wacky names of real towns in the USA.

Why, Arizona – Oh, I don’t know. Seemed like a good idea at the time.

No Name, Colorado – After the construction of I-70 they had no name for the town, so they just left it as is.

Santa Claus, Indiana – Yep, the jolly old man is there 365/24/7 and the town really goes all out with its name.

Surprise, New York – Located in the Catskill mountains the town next to it has an even better name, Climax  and right down the road is Gayhead!

Boring, Maryland – Nope, it is obvious that there is nothing going on there at all.

Sandwich, Massachusetts – Has nothing to do with food. It was named by the earliest settlers who came from Sandwich, England.

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico – The only city or town named after a very popular radio show from the 1950’s that also moved to TV with Bob Barker as the host..

Bat Cave, N. Carolina – Don’t bother looking for Batman, Robin, the Batmobile or Alfred. There are just real bats of all kinds here.

Hell, N. Carolina – Yes, this is definite proof that it does freeze over in the winter!

Intercourse, Pennsylvania – Make a wrong turn in town and you might get screwed.

Nameless, Tennessee – When this small town was formed in the 1860’s the people couldn’t agree on a name for the town so it has been Nameless ever since.

George, Washington – It began in the 1950’s and the name was done as a joke, but it stuck. To this day they have themed events and every 4th of July make the world’s biggest cherry pie.

And finally………………………..

Morehead, Kentucky – I guess this is a good place to go if you like bj’s.

That is just some  of the  names for each state, and there are even more. So check them out and find out how the names came about and the interesting history with them. It will give you something g to do while you are isolated. Here is the link:  https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/the-oddest-named-town-in-every-state/ss-AAw5Chn?li=BBnb7Kz#image=48

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