View Full Version : Did we discuss unusual town names in . . . North Carolina?

Sandy Navas
July 3rd, 2014, 10:24 PM

This is just fun to say. Go ahead, try it yourself.

Boger City

I really wanted to put Boogertown here, but itís unfortunately too tiny to make it onto my atlas. So, Boger City will just have to do.

Bat Cave

Holy ZIP code, Batman!

Old Trap

So, Iím assuming thereís a New Trap out there somewhere, as well as perhaps a North Trap, or a West Trap, a Trap Acres, and maybe even The Villages at Trap Plantation. (There actually is a Trap, NC. Iím not sure, however, that thereís any relation between the two.)


Iím a big fan too, but Iím not sure itís worth naming a town after.

Spiveyís Corner

Well, gollee! This sounds like something straight out of Mayberry RFD. Hmm ... But was it Gomer or Goober who was originally from Spiveyís Corner?


Theyíre both bad enough, but put Ďem together Ö

Nags Head / Goat Neck

Nags Head is the much better known of these two, but Iím really not sure why anyone would want to name their town after any part of the anatomy of farm animals.

Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is just up the coast from Nags Head. If you go a little further north, youíll run into the wonderfully named Kitty Hawk and Duck. South, youíll hit Whalebone, Waves, Salvo, and Frisco.


Judy, USMC
July 4th, 2014, 02:34 AM
And then you can add these tongue-twisters: Altamahaw-Ossipee, Lake Junaluska, Lake Santeetlah, Lake Waccamaw, Saxapahaw, and Wanchese.

Then you can always get a warm welcome in Welcome, NC!

July 4th, 2014, 03:15 AM
When do we get to do Pennsylvania??

July 4th, 2014, 08:27 AM
When do we get to do Pennsylvania??
Between your question and your avatar monkeys eyes looking so innocent, I had to laugh out loud. :-)

July 4th, 2014, 08:59 AM
Sandy, North Carolina is not only filled with colorful peeps but they come from some really colorful and thought provoking towns such as:
lizard lick
bat cave
stumpy point
loafer's glory
savages crossroads
crockers nub

I betcha there are ton more than these but these are all I can think of at the moment. Of course, I am from WLOE - Wonderful Land of Eden but I live in Rockingham County. Most times I prefer to claim my county as I have often wondered what Mr. Byrd saw when he claimed this area a veritable Garden of Eden. That was before the Meeks clan moved in from Virginia . . .

Sandy Navas
July 4th, 2014, 10:03 AM
Here are some of the weirdest city names in the United States and why they are so weird.Unalaska, Alaska
Did this city not want to be part of Alaska?
Nothing, Arizona
Did they not want anything to be seen here? Is there really nothing in this city?
Stinking Bay, Arkansas
Because there are so many waterways in Arkansas that would allow for bays. Even if there were, this one obviously stinks. Who'd want to go there?
Stop, Arkansas
Obviously Arkansas is going to run away.
Badwater, California
Because that's exactly why people move to California - to see all that bad water there.
Bummerville, California
Again, people obviously move to California to feel like things are a bummer.
Forks of Salmon, California
We all know how much fish use forks.
French Camp, California
This is obviously where people go to learn French.
Hellhole Palms, California
This is obviously an enjoyable getaway city. Everybody relates palms with a hellhole.
Los Banos, California
People must use the bathroom all over this city. Maybe it's just one big rest stop.
Mormon Bar, California
Because we know those Mormons drink a lot of alcohol.
Weed, California
Do you think this city might've been named by hippies?
Yreka, California
They must've been upset that Eureka was taken.
Breakneck, Connecticut
Lynchings were common here? Is there a place where actors live called Breakleg?
Kissimmee, Florida
Kissimmee, Kiss-a-you, and let's add some hugs, too!
Negrotown Knoll, Florida
How do they know for certain? Isn't this just a bit racist?
Ocheesee, Florida
This town is so cheesy!
Enigma, Georgia
They can't figure out this town!
Experiment, Georgia
This is only a trial town.
Hopeulikit, Georgia
What happens if somebody doesn't like it? Do they have to be so obvious?
Slickpoo, Idaho
Better watch where you step!
Roachtown, Illinois
This is where all the cockroaches originate.
Hooker Corner, Indiana
We know what happens here.
What Cheer, Iowa (http://voices.yahoo.com/theme/516/iowa.html)
Either this city is really happy or really sad.
Kickapoo, Kansas
Ew. Those shoes must be awfully nasty.
Hell For Certain, Kentucky
Just who wants to live here?
Belcher, Louisiana
The people here must burp a lot.
Accident, Maryland
The people didn't really mean to found this city.
Belchertown, Massachusetts
This is another place where the people burp a lot.
Braintree, Massachusetts
They grow some very weird agriculture in this city.
The X, Massachusetts
Treasure is buried here.
Tree of Knowledge Corner, Massachusetts
Don't eat the fruit here!
Mesick, Michigan
Mesick. Me no go school. Me caveman. The founder must've had a cold.
Not, Missouri
If it's Not, Missouri, then what is it?
Beaver Crossing, Nebraska
The are a lot water going rodents in the plains.
Hell Hallow, New Hampshire
Yet another hellish place.
Weed, New Mexico
Was this town named by hippies?
Three V Crossing, North Dakota
What three Vs? Veading, Viting, and Avithmatic?
Knockemstiff, Ohio
Boxing must be the most popular sport in this city.
Liars Corner, Ohio
Is there a city for people who tell the truth?
Pee Pee, Ohio
Why not just name the town Urinate?
America, Oklahoma (http://voices.yahoo.com/theme/572/oklahoma.html)
If Oklahoma has to be in America, let's force America to be in Oklahoma as well.
Bug Tussle, Oklahoma
Cricket wrestling is a pastime here?
Non, Oklahoma
This city doesn't exist.
Nowata, Oklahoma
There's no water here!
Nowhere, Oklahoma
Lost in the middle of Nowhere.
Breakneck, Pennsylvania
Once again, don't want to live here. Is there a Breakleg for the actors?
Experiment, Pennsylvania
Another one of those experimental towns.
Fearnot, Pennsylvania
What happens if somebody is afraid?
Frostproof, Pennsylvania
Even in the winter? Or were they just hoping the name would make it that way?
Bugscuffle, Tennessee
More cricket wrestling?
Kickapoo, Texas
More gross footwear.
Nameless, Texas
Then just what is the name of this city?
White Settlement, Texas
They don't have any racial issues here? Something seems wrong.
Poor Farm, Vermont
Obviously where people want to do business.
Dexter (http://voices.yahoo.com/topic/48101/dexter.html) by the Sea, Washington
Nobody else is allowed by the sea, just Dexter.
Mock City, Washington
This isn't a real city.
Imalone, Wisconsin
Only one person lives here.
Chugwater, Wyoming
This must be a fun pastime. It must be like a drinking game.
Dead Woman Crossing, Wyoming
Wouldn't it be better if she were alive?

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July 4th, 2014, 11:26 AM
How fun are those! I used to live in Walla Walla, WA. I think it has to do with many waters or some such thing. I also used to live in Moscow, ID. JCY

July 4th, 2014, 12:29 PM
Being a lifelong inhabitant of Washington, I had never heard of the two listed. Per googlemaps, there is no Dexter by the Sea, and Mock City is actually on Joint Base Lewis/McChord, which is a large army base and it is actually a training facility set up like a small town. I wish there were a Dexter by the Sea, because I'd have gone there! (I just checked further, it's actually a community name that is inside the city of Tokeland.)

July 4th, 2014, 12:30 PM
Between your question and your avatar monkeys eyes looking so innocent, I had to laugh out loud. :-)

Oh please......I am innocent!!!!

Sandy Navas
July 4th, 2014, 12:48 PM
Funny, isn't it, how someone has put together a list for entertainment and not necessarily based on fact . . . local stories must be behind them.

July 4th, 2014, 05:17 PM
Virginia may be for over, Pennsyvania may have intercourse, but Minnesota has CLIMAX...and carp.

July 6th, 2014, 03:46 PM
We also have Frog Pond and Finger in NC.

July 6th, 2014, 04:15 PM
How could you forget

Cut'N Shoot, TX ??

Sandy Navas
July 6th, 2014, 05:20 PM
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch, Wales
Jot-Em-Down, Texas
Windpassing, Austria

July 6th, 2014, 09:30 PM
Were you having a slow day, Sandy?

July 6th, 2014, 09:32 PM
Here are a bunch of Canadian ones for your enjoyment and there are some dandy ones:

Canadian Place Names (unusual and unique) (http://members.shaw.ca/kcic1/places.html)