These Are the Most Oddly-Named Towns in Each U.S. State

Ryan Nickum

Sep 7

Lists + Maps

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Americans use various methods to name their towns. Some chose to name it after a place they previously lived, some name it after a local geographical feature, and some take the bold step of naming it something so bizarre that it ensures their town sign will get stolen for generations to come.

Here at Estately, we wanted to pay homage to America’s most unusually named cities, towns, and unincorporated communities, so we scoured dozens of maps to locate the strangest of them all. Who knows, it might just help home buyers find the right place to call home. So if you find yourself looking for a house in Pie Town or Chili, or maybe a condo in Accident or Boring, you’ll be well served to entrust your real estate search to Estately. Check out our complete list below to find the most unusually-named towns in each U.S. state.

ALABAMA:  Allgood, Ballplay, Boar Tush, Bucks, Burnt Corn, Choccolocco, Chunchula, Coffee Springs, Dogtown, Eclectic, Excel, Fort Deposit, Frog Eye, Gordo, Grimes, Lick Skillet, Locust Fork, Muscle Shoals, Normal, Scratch Ankle, Screamer, Shorter, Smut Eye, The Bottle, Warrior

ALASKA:  Ambler, Badger, Beaver, Chicken, Clam Gulch, Cold Foot, College, Covenant Life, Dead Horse, Eek, Funny River, Goodnews Bay, Lazy Mountain, Livengood, Manley Hot Springs, Mary’s Igloo, Nightmute, North Pole,  Red Devil, Russian Mission, Sleetmute, Unalaska, Woodchopper

ARIZONA:  Anthem, Carefree, Catfish Paradise, Cowlic, Cyclopic, Kaka, Many Farms, Nothing (ghost town), Oatman, Parker Strip, Santa Claus (uninhabited), Show Low, So-Hi, Surprise, Three Way, Tombstone, Top-of-the-World, Why

ARKANSAS:  Alligator, Bald Knob, Barber, Biggers, Blue Ball, Boeuf, Bono, Booger Hollow, De Queen, Delight, Flippin, Goobertown, Greasy Corner, Gum Springs, Hasty, Magazine, Marmaduke, Mist, Monkey Run, Nimrod, Okay, Possum Grape, Romance, Self, Smackover, Stamps, Success, Toad Suck, Waldo, Weiner, Whiskerville, Y City

CALIFORNIA:  Aromas, Bieber, Caribou, Chowchilla, Chubbuck, Concow, Devil’s Elbow, Dogtown, East Yolo, Gorda, Grimes, Happy Camp, Helltown, Hercules, Hooker, Likely, Linda Rural, Manteca, Mormon Bar, Needles, Nice, Old Dale, Old Fig Garden, Peters, Prunedale, Raisin City, Ragged Point, Ragtown (ghost town), Rescue, Roads End, Romoland, Rough and Ready, Sand City, Shafter, Skidoo, Skyhigh, Slab City, Spreckels, Tarzana, Trimmer, Weed, Weedpatch, Yolo, Zzyzx

COLORADO:  Craig, Crook, Dinosaur, Fearnowville, Fink, Gunbarrel, Hot Sulphur Springs, Hotchkiss, Hygiene, Last Chance, Loveland, Mead, Meeker, Mumper Corner, Old Roach (ghost town), Plastic, Parachute, Punkin Center, Rifle, Sawpit, Scarface, Slagger, Swink, Troublesome, Wondervu

CONNECTICUT:  Happyland, Moosup, Mystic, Old Lyme, Terramuggus

DELAWARE:  Airport Villa, Bacon, Blades, Blue Ball, Bunting, Cave Colony, Cocked Hat, Cowgills Corner, Flea Hill, Hoars Addition, Midnight Thicket, Slaughter Beach, Swallow Hill

FLORIDA:  Briny Breezes, Bunker Donation, Cabana Colony, Christmas, Cocoa, Cooks Hammock, Couch, Dundee, Early Bird, Feather Sound, Floridatown, Frostproof, Golf, Hill ‘n Dale, Howey-in-the-Hills, Leisure City, Lulu, Mayo, Needmore, Pass-a-Grille, Plant City, Sopchoppy, Spuds, Two Egg, Waldo, Watergate, Whisper Walk, Yeehaw Junction

GEORGIA:  Balls Ferry, Bonanza, Box Springs, Butts, Cash, Climax, County Line, Dixie Union, Elder, Empress, Enigma, Experiment, Faceville, Five Forks, Flippen, Gumlog, Hardup, Hopeulikit, Jekyll Island, Lumpkin, Pyles Marsh, The Rock, Sixes, Social Circle, Thunderbolt, Ty Ty, Young Harris, Zebulon

HAWAII:  Cod Fish Village, Haiku, Volcano

IDAHO:  Atomic City, Beer Bottle Crossing, Best Corner, Bone, Cabinet, Chilly, Coolin, Cream Can Junction, Crouch, Dickshooter, Dingle, Good Grief, Hand Place, Headquarters, Player Place, Santa, Slickpoo, Squirrel, Sublett, Sweet, Wickahoney

ILLINOIS:  Allright, Assumption, Beardstown, Big Foot Prairie, Birds, Bobtown, Bone Gap, Boody, Boos, Breeds, Chicken Bristle, Chittyville, Clank, Disco, Embarrass, Fancy Prairie, Ficklin, Frogtown, Future City, Goofy Ridge, Golf, Gross, Hometown, Ivanhoe, Lick Creek, Limerick, Lost Nation, Love, Moonshine, Mooseheart, Muddy, Munster, Normal, Oblong, Passport, Polo, Ransom, Red Bud, Roaches, Roodhouse, Sandwich

INDIANA:  Bean Blossom, Beard, Beaver City, Bono, Bud, French Lick, Friendswood, Gnaw Bone, Gosport, Munster, Onward, Pigeon, Ragsdale, Rocky Ripple, Santa Claus, Solitude, Speedway, Spurgeon, Tell City, Toad Hop

IOWA:  Balltown, Beaverdale, Carl, Confidence, Cool, Correctionville, Diagonal, Fertile, Hard Scratch, Hicks, Hull, Little Turkey, Manly, Toddville, What Cheer

KANSAS:  Bazaar, Deerhead, Dry Wood, Dundee, Good Intent, Neutral, Protection, Ransomville, Red Onion, Skiddy

KENTUCKY:  Bald Knob, Beaver Dam, Bigtussle, Broad Bottom, Chicken Bristle, Co-Operative, Dice, Eminence, Fancy Farm, Fearsville, Girdler, Hippo, Horse Cave, Knob Lick, Krypton, Mud Lick, Monkeys Eyebrow, Nobob, Oil Springs, Paint Creek, Paint Lick, Pig, Possum Trot, Rabbit Hash, Raccoon

LOUISIANA:  Bunkie, Cow Island, Cut Off, Dry Prong, Grosse Tete, Keithville, Iota, Lucky, Pollock, Quitman, Waterproof

MAINE:  Bald Head, Bath, Friendship, Griswold, Industry, Owls Head, Shady Nook, Strong, Topsham

MARYLAND:  Aberdeen Proving Ground, Accident, American Corner, Benson, Big Pool, Blue Ball Village, Boring, Cabin John, Choptank, Crapo, Crumpton, Dames Quarter, Fairplay, Finksburg, Issue, Pomonkey, Shady Side

MASSACHUSETTS:  Belchertown, Bliss Corner, Braggyville, Braintree, Felchville, Mashpee, Old Furnace, Satans Kingdom, Teaticket, Whately

MICHIGAN:  Bad Axe, Bath, Bete Grist (“Gray Beast” in French), Cement City, Climax, Colon, Dick, Dollar Settlement, Free Soil, Hell, Manistique, Mesick, Mosherville, Napoleon, Paw Paw, Pigeon, Romeo, Rust, Sac Bay, Schoolcraft

MINNESOTA:  Ball Club, Blue Earth, Castle Danger, Clappers, Climax, Embarrass, Good Thunder, Ham Lake, Houpt, Kiester, Little Canada, Luck, Motley, Mound, Nowthen, Ottertail, Nimrod, Pillager, Sleepy Eye, Staples, Taconite, Twig, Winner

MISSISSIPPI:  Alligator, Biggersville, Buckatunna, Chunky, Eggville, Fame, Guntown, Hot Coffee, Itta Bena, Leakesville, Learned, Money, Quitman, Shivers, Sweatman

MISSOURI:  Bland, Bragg City, Conception, Conception Junction, Cooter, Corning, Fidelity, Florida, Frankenstein, Ginger Blue, Gums, Halfway, Humansville, Kidder, Kissee Mills, Knob Noster, Licking, Lingo, Lone Jack, Lupus, Novelty, Number Eight, Otterville, Peculiar, Pilot Knob, Polo, Possumneck, Quitman, Speed, Strain, Tiff, Tightwad, Wide Ford, Wood, Zig

MONTANA:  Big Sag, Hungry Joe, Joe, Molt, Pompey’s Pillar, Pray, Sourdough, Two Dot, Zero

NEBRASKA:  Assumption, Falter Place, Gross, Hazard, Hire, McCool Junction, Mumper, Opportunity, Ough, Purple Cane, Rackett, Valentine, Wahoo, Wee Town, Worms, Wynot

NEVADA:  Andy’s Place, Carp, Contact, Coyote Hole, Jackpot, Lovelock, Pahrump, Pine Nut, Pyramid, Searchlight, Shantytown, Sugar Bunker, Weed Heights, Welcome, Winnemucca

NEW HAMPSHIRE:  Bath, Dummer, Freedom, Stark, Tinkerville

NEW JERSEY: Brick, Buttzville, Cheesequake, Cinnaminson, Deal, Egg Harbor City, Foul Rift, Great Meadows, Hackensack, Ho-Ho-Kus, Leisure Village, Loveladies, Manahawkin, Mantoloking, Nutley, Oldmans, Ramtown, Scullville, Seagirt, Six Mile Run, Skillman, Spotswood, Succasunna, Teaneck

NEW MEXICO:  Angel Fire, Dulce, Elephant Butte, Holy Ghost, Lingo, Loving, Mouser Place, Pie Town, Progresso (like the soup), Quemado (burned in Spanish, Sunspot, Truth or Consequences

NEW YORK: Baiting Hollow, Beakmantown, Butternuts, Calcium, Candor, Catatonk, Chazy, Conewango, Conquest, Coxsackie, Dadville, Fishkill, Gang Mills, Gowanda, Handsome Eddy, Hoosick, Krumville, Lawyersville, Model City, Mosherville, Neversink, Pitcher, Rathbone, Rush, Shady, Sheds, Spackenkill, Wallkill, Wirt, Yaphank

NORTH CAROLINA:  Apex, Aquadale, Bolton, Butters, Coinjock, Cricket, Duck, Flea Hill, Lizard Lick, Locust, Micro, Mocksville, Nags Head, Northwest (funny because it’s located in the Southeast of the state) Old Hundred, Pinnacle, Pumpkin Center, Skippers Corner, Toast, Troutman, Whynot

NORTH DAKOTA:  Bounty, Daily, Four Bears Village, Killdeer, Rugby, Trotters, Zap

OHIO:  Ballville, Chagrin Falls, Deadman Crossing, Devil Town, Dry Run, Dull, Fleatown, Florida, Hooven, Jerry City, Kunkle, Knockemstiff (ghost town), Licking View, Pee Pee Township, Pottery Addition, Seaman, Shadyside, Spunky Puddle (ghost town) Trotwood

OKLAHOMA:  Bowlegs, Bugtussle, Bushyhead, Corn, Dibble, Dead Women Crossing, Frogville, Greasy, Hooker, Jumbo, Leach, Loving, Okay, Slaughterville

OREGON:  Aloha, Boring, Bridal Veil, Climax, Dead Ox Flat, Drain, Idiotville (ghost town), Merlin, Paisley, Plush, Rainbow, Remote, Riddle, Ruggs, Shedd, Starvation Heights, Sublimity, Tangent, Voltage, Wankers Corner, Wonder, Zigzag

PENNSYLVANIA:  Big Beaver, Bird-in-Hand, Blue Ball, Coupon, Frackville, Grill, Halfway House, Hop Bottom, Intercourse, Lickdale, Pillow, Spry, The Hideout, Virginville

RHODE ISLAND:  Little Compton, Moosup Valley, Woonsocket

SOUTH CAROLINA:  Bear Swamp, Coward, Cowpens, Fingerville, Lake Swamp (which is it?), Mayo, Ninety Six, Old House, Pumpkintown, Spiderweb, Sugar Tit, Welcome, Wide Awake

SOUTH DAKOTA:  Bad Wound, Big Stone City, Blunt, Bonesteel, Crooks, Lead, Plenty Bears, Porcupine, Rumpus Ridge, Swett, Two Strike, Winner

TENNESSEE:  Bean Station, Bell Buckle, Bitter End, Boring, Bucksnort, Bumpus Mills, Campaign, Crab Orchard, Defeated, Difficult, Disco, Finger, Flippin, Goat City, Guys, Lick Skillet, Mascot, Nutbush, Only, Pickwick, Shackle Island, Smartt, Static, Spot, Sweet Lips, Wartburg

TEXAS:  Bacon, Bangs, Beans, Bee Cave, Best, Bigfoot, Blackjack, Bluntzer, Bobo, Bootleg, Bugtussle, Cat Spring, Coyote Acres, Cut and Shoot, Dime Box, Ding Dong, El Gato, Earth, Goodnight, Gun Barrel City, Happy, Humble, Hoop and Holler, Hornbeak, Knickerbocker, Latex, Log Cabin, Lovelady, Muleshoe, Nada, Noodle, Oatmeal, Personville, Point Blank, Raisin, Scissors, Scurry, Smiley, Snook, Spearman, Tarzan, Uncertain, Whiteface, Who’d Thought It (ghost town), Zipperlandville

UTAH:  Beaver Dam, Bullfrog, Eggnog, Gunlock, Hurricane, Mount Olympus, Nibley, Shivwits, Virgin

VERMONT:  Bread Loaf, Cozy Corner, Mosquitoville, South Hero

VIRGINIA:  Adwolf, Backbone, Bats Bridge, Bland, Bloxom, Bumpass, Chilhowie, Cuckoo, Dragonville, Dumfries, Fancy Gap, Fries, Frog Level, Hurt, Meadows of Dan, Painter, Parrott, Prices Fork, Pound, Rustburg, Locustville, Office Hall, Skippers, Rustic, Short Pump, Tightsqueeze, Wise

WASHINGTON:  Acme, Bacon, Beaver Homes, Berryman, Big Bottom, Bunk Foss, Bunker, Cactus, Cashup, Chumstick, Dollar Corner, Dot, Dynamite, Electron, Gorst, Home, Humorist, Humptulips, Kooskooskie, Mock City, Novelty, Opportunity, Pysht, Shreck, Snowden, Startup, Swede Heaven, Touchet

WEST VIRGINIA:  Acme, Amigo, Bald Knob, Battleship, Beard, Beartown, Beech Bottom, Big Chimney, Booger Hole, Brohard, Bud, Crumpler, Cucumber, Droop, Hoohoo, Man, Paw Paw, Pinch, Tornado, War, Wood

WISCONSIN:  Beaver Dam, Beetown, Black Earth, Blue Mounds, Butternut, Cheat Lake, Chili, Clam Falls, Egg Harbor, Embarrass, Fond du Lac (just going to pretend this means “lake of fondue”), Friesland, Hacker Valley, How, Imalone, Luck, Mentor, Mole Lake, New Diggings, Pray, Rolling, Spooner, Thornapple, Spread Eagle, Winter

WYOMING:  Bar Nunn, Chugwater, McNutt, Miner’s Delight, Recluse, Ten Sleep

 

Did we leave any out? It might be in our Complete List of Lewd-Sounding Town Names in America. If we left any out let us know in the comments and we’ll add them.

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