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The weirdest town names in all 50 states   General Travel Discussion

Started Sep-30 by Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1); 220 views.

The weirdest town names in all 50 states, from Ketchuptown to Monkey's Eyebrow.

The American landscape is scattered with hidden treasure, from awe-striking flatlands, untouched wilderness, and hyper-specific cuisine. It's a map not quite like any other.

Perhaps the most amusing among these hidden treasures though are the offbeat and sometimes outright ridiculous town names that can be found in each state.

Carefree, Arizona for example sits northeast of Phoenix and Waterproof, Louisiana is just inland from the Mississippi River. Some of these hamlets claim less than a thousand residents, while others are prominent cities in their state.

Come with us from the wild west to the northern coast on a phantom road trip as we take you across America to the most distinctively named cities and towns. You might even decide some of these spots are worth a real-life visit.

Alabama

Eclectic

The population of this Alabama town is just under 1200 people, Mayor Gary Davenport tells me. The name was generated by one of the founding fathers who practiced 'eclectic medicine', a form of American medical practice that focused on noninvasive therapy and healing. 

Arkansas

Delight

This small town in Pike County, Arkansas is only a few miles from the birthplace of country music sensation Glen Campbell, known best for his countrypolitan anthem 'Rhinestone Cowboy'. In fact, the sign welcoming you to Delight has a black and white portrait of the singer. 

More at

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2022/09/30/weirdest-town-names-america/10188153002/?utm_source=usatoday-Travel&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=baseline&utm_term=list_article_thumb&utm_content=USAT-8872UT-E-NLETTER07

Marci (marcinmin)

From: Marci (marcinmin)

Oct-3

I knew they would pick Truth or Consequences for New Mexico. It gets featured a lot on Jeopardy

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