These Are the Weirdest Town Names In Each U.S. State

published Feb 18, 2019
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Did you grow up thinking your hometown was kind of boring? Or maybe you thought the name was silly and hated it? Well, at least you didn’t grow up in a town that is literally named Boring. That’s right, Boring is a town name in the state of Oregon. Can you imagine telling people that is your hometown?

Thanks to Estately, we now know some of the weirdest named towns in the U.S. Estately is a national real estate company. Not only does Estately have online real estate listings for 39 states they also collect research and data on internet trends per state and more. Recently, they compiled the list of the “Most Oddly-Named Towns in Each U.S. State.”

The inspiration behind the list was that Estately wanted to pay homage to America’s most unusually named cities, towns, and unincorporated communities. They scoured dozens of maps to find the strangest cities and towns of them all. We all turned into 12-year-olds again when we saw the town name Booger Hole. Who on earth thought that one up? Volcano, Hawaii at least makes sense, though it isn’t the most creative town name. We wonder if Nev and Max from MTV have heard of Catfish Paradise, Arizona yet?

Check out Estately’s complete list below to find the most unusually-named towns in each U.S. state:

Alabama: Scratch Ankle

Alaska: Chicken

Arizona: Catfish Paradise

Arkansas: Toad Suck

California: Mormon Bar

Colorado: Parachute

Connecticut: Moosup

Delaware: Flea Hill

Florida: Spuds

Georgia: Flippen

Hawaii: Volcano

Idaho: Beer Bottle Crossing

Illinois: Chicken Bristle

Indiana: Santa Claus

Iowa: What Cheer

Kansas: Skiddy

Kentucky: Pig

Louisiana: Water Proof

Maine: Bald Head

Maryland: Accident

Massachusetts: Satan’s Kingdom

Michigan: Free Soil

Minnesota: Little Canada

Mississippi: Possumneck

Missouri: Frankenstein

Montana: Big Sag

Nebraska: Worms

Nevada: Jackpot

New Hampshire: Dummer

New Jersey: Foul Rift

New Mexico: Pie Town

New York: Handsome Eddy

North Carolina: Why Not

North Dakota: Zap

Ohio: Dull

Oklahoma: Okay

Oregon: Boring

Pennsylvania: Coupon

Rhode Island: Woonsocket

South Carolina: Coward

South Dakota: Plenty Bears

Tennessee: Smartt

Texas: Ding Dong

Utah: Nibley

Vermont: Mosquitoville

Virginia: Fries

Washington: Big Bottom

West Virginia: Booger Hole

Wisconsin: Chili

Wyoming: Chugwater

In their roundup, Estately included multiple town names per state. Though they didn’t make the map, you can see all of the weird names on their blog.

Honorable Mentions: Lazy Mountain, Alaska, Possum Grape, Arkansas, Bieber, California, Two Egg, Florida, Fertile, Iowa, Andy’s Place, Nevada, and Buttzville, New Jersey.