More Small Towns With Strange Names

United States
March 12, 2016 11:03pm CST
Thanks to all of you who contributed to our ongoing list of Strange Town Names. This has been really FUN. I appreciate everyone’s input. Our list is getting longer and longer. Here are a few more that I found today. Burnt Corn, Alabama Dime Box, Texas Battiest, Oklahoma Pie, West Virginia Hoop and Holler, Texas Tick Bite, North Carolina Mosquitoville, Vermont Join the fun and tell us some strange town names that are near where you live.
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@jstory07 (68218)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Mar 16
I like Pie . Hoop and Holler, Texas sounds really good to.
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• United States
13 Mar 16
This is really fun and so interesting when everyone contributes. I am thoroughly enjoying this activity.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
13 Mar 16
I actually knew someone who lived in Dime Box for a while
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Mar 16
@jstory07 everyone likes pie lol
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@louievill (18899)
• Philippines
13 Mar 16
There's " Pulang lupa" (red soil) in my city, it was so named because a superior force of Chinese pirates led by Limahong who was about to invade Manila was slaughtered there by a rag tag force of Filipino boat men led by a Spanish mestizo named Don Galo The slaughter was so great it turned the soil red, so there's also a Don Galo street on that place
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• United States
13 Mar 16
Thanks for that interesting although gruesome bit of history.
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@Shavkat (63439)
• Philippines
13 Mar 16
Well, I wanted to give an input. But it seems these small towns are all in US. In my country, we also have strange names of streets.
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• United States
13 Mar 16
So tell us. I'm listening.
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@Shavkat (63439)
• Philippines
13 Mar 16
@IreneVincent I will give some weird street names in my country. 1. Lamayan Street: The root word "lamay" means wake. 2. Pantihan Street: Undies. 3. Calle Pogi: Street of handsome 4. Teka Street: Wait
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• United States
13 Mar 16
@Shavkat Those are strange names for streets. Thanks for adding to our FUN.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
13 Mar 16
Sebastopol, Mississippi, it is of Russian origin,
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• United States
13 Mar 16
Do you know what the word means? Or any of the history behind it?
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@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
13 Mar 16
@IreneVincent no, I guess that I should look it up.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
@Tampa_girl7 If you find anything, let us know.
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@GrannyGee (1768)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
13 Mar 16
I can't believe some of the names!
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• United States
14 Mar 16
I KNOW! Isn't it crazy? I'm so enjoying this. So many people have added to the list.
@FourWalls (14134)
• United States
13 Mar 16
There's a town in Alabama called Phil Campbell. Every year they host a convention for people named Phil Campbell. Maybe I should buy a small town and name it "John Smith."
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• United States
14 Mar 16
Now, that IS interesting. I wonder how many people show up? And I wonder who the original Phil Campbell, after which they named the town, was?
@FourWalls (14134)
• United States
15 Mar 16
@IreneVincent -- the original Phil Campbell was a railroad worker and engineer who built a railroad depot in the town, and it was named after him.
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• United States
17 Mar 16
@FourWalls Ah! So now we know who Phil Campbell is. Thanks for that information. Here in our area recently, there was a protest raised about the name of an elementary school which had been named after a person who was a supporter of segregation of public schools. So now, there is a campaign to have the school renamed and several names have been submitted. It will be interesting to see for whom they will eventually rename it.
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@pgiblett (6589)
• Canada
13 Mar 16
Okay this time I have gone looking for some English one near where I used to live as a child. Lower Uphan Abbots Worthy - Have you ever seen a worthy abbot? When I went to New Milton I always wondered where Old Milton was. Crow St Ives - as in the song "As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives..." Bere Regis and Bere Heath, where you will not see a bare person. Plumber, yesi it is a town name. West Orchard, which is to the south of East Orchard Guys Marsh - I am convinced Guy doesn't want a marsh. Bugley There is even a Camelot Down.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
OH wow! Those are some really interesting names and I like the way you added the humor. This is so much fun. Everyone contributing. I'm enjoying this immensely. This post is the first one I come to, when I log in. And I'm writing down all the strange names. I hope to do some research on the names later.
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@pgiblett (6589)
• Canada
14 Mar 16
@IreneVincent That should be good to read the results.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
@pgiblett Yes, I'm going to see if I can find any history on some of these town names. I may or may not be successful.
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@just4him (120064)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Mar 16
Interesting names.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
Yes, several people have contributed to all the strange town names list. It's been FUN, with everyone adding to the list.
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@just4him (120064)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Mar 16
@IreneVincent I've seen some that are names of holidays like Christmas, Michigan. I've been there. They have decorations up year round.
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• United States
17 Mar 16
@just4him Yes, I've heard of that town, I'm fairly sure. And there's another one, I'm trying to think of the name of the town, but thousands of people want their Valentine Day's card postmarked from there. Who knows what that one is. I just can't think of it.
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@Porcospino (18385)
• Denmark
31 Mar 16
In Denmark we have Sengelose - no beds Benlose - no legs Hormested - the place that smells bad Lunken - lukewarm Tarm - bowel Taendpipe - light the pipe
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• United States
29 Jun 16
These are really strange names. Thanks for adding to our list.
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@ptrikha_2 (8681)
• India
28 Jun 17
@Porcospino quite interesting!
• United States
16 Mar 16
Where are you finding these strange city names ??
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• United States
17 Mar 16
For me, I'm just looking on state maps. Some of the others comments are from web sites, I guess, that have lists of strange names.
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@kaka135 (14055)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 16
These are fun. I would think it's fun to stay in Pie and have pies always. But, I surely don't want to stay in Mosquitoville, as we have enough mosquitoes here. I wonder how they got these names.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
That's a town name I really want to know more about. Why would anyone want to live in Mosquitoville? I'm going to do some research on that town and see if I can find out anything about it and how it got it's name.
@akalinus (17275)
• United States
13 Mar 16
Truth or Consequences New Mexico which, I think, was renamed from Hot Springs in honor of the TV game. It is near Elephant Butte Dam. We used to have a town named Whiskey Creek and they renamed it something else, don't remember what.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
I've heard of Truth of Consequences, but not Elephant Butte Dam or Whiskey Creek. Thanks for the information. We have a really long list now.
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@UncleJoe (10259)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
13 Mar 16
Not far from you is a little town called "Bumpass", Virginia. Ever heard of it?
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• United States
14 Mar 16
Oh yes! I've been to Bumpass several times. I have a friend who lives there. Thanks for reminding me. I never even thought of it. It's just a common name around here.
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@LeaPea2417 (21034)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Mar 16
Vesuvius, Virginia,,, It is pretty far away from me because I live in north east Georgia, but seriously, we did drive through it in 2002 when we were on our way to see my husband's family in Pennsylvania. When I saw the sign for it, I immediately thought of Mt Vesuvius that erupted long ago over in Italy.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
Yes, I know where Vesuvius is. I live in Virginia.
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@nanette64 (17682)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Mar 16
Since I'm in Texas @IreneVincent , there is also: Bacon, Tool, Nimrod and Twitty.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
Yes, I saw Bacon on the map, but not the others you mentioned, yet. I'm still looking.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
13 Mar 16
What Cheer, Iowa, lol
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@yalul070 (1751)
• Manila, Philippines
14 Mar 16
hilarious! let me see... is malaria or dengue prevalent in mosquitoville?
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• United States
14 Mar 16
I sure hope not. But isn't that a strange name for a town?
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@yalul070 (1751)
• Manila, Philippines
14 Mar 16
@IreneVincent yeah. we have weird names of places in our country, too. but there's usually something in their history that led to their being named that way. My province is Bulacan. They said it's because once upon a time the place was filled with cotton (bulak) trees.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
@yalul070 You are correct. There is usually a reason that a town has a certain name. I didn't know that there were cotton TREES. Virginia, where I live, has many cotton fields, where cotton grows in small plants near the ground, but I've never seen a cotton TREE. That's very interesting.
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• Canada
14 Mar 16
When my husband and I were first married, I delighted in some of the names of places from where he grew up: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Head Smashed In, Alberta (?)
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• United States
14 Mar 16
Yes, I've heard of few of those. Isn't it crazy? Definitely heard of Moose Jaw.
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• Canada
16 Mar 16
@IreneVincent Although when I first heard the names they sounded hilarious, they now sound normal because I'm used to them. Funny how that works.
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• United States
17 Mar 16
@Sheilamarie78 Yes, that's true. You can get used to them, especially if they're in your area. We have Bumpass here in Virginia, not that far from where I live and I never thought about putting it on the list, until someone in another state mentioned it to me. It's pronounced BUMP-us.
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@cacay1 (33003)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
13 Mar 16
Heheh we have here too in Philippines,but words in Tagalog,our language.I may share later and translate them into English.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
Yes, you should do that. Just write the word in Tagalog and then translate. Someone else did that, too. Natutuwa akong makausap ka. Gandang buhay. Kumusta ka?
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@cacay1 (33003)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
14 Mar 16
@IreneVincent , Mabuti naman, ( I'm fine)
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• United States
14 Mar 16
@cacay1 I have a friend who speaks Tagalog and he has taught me a few words. I'd like to learn more, but I don't live near him. He lives in another state.
@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
13 Mar 16
Climax,MN Ball Club, MN Cologne, MN Day, MN Dinkytown, MN Embarrass, MN Fertile, MN Pillager, MN
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• United States
14 Mar 16
Nice ones. Isn't it interesting? My list is getting longer and longer. There has to be some interesting stories to go with these strange names. You must live in MN???
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@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
14 Mar 16
@IreneVincent Yes i am living in MN now but have also lived in AZ, CA, OK and Ohio.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
@Marcyaz You moved around a bit, like me. I've lived WV, Colorado, Maine, NC and Virginia.