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Weird City Names
Here's an amusing list of weird city and town names. Of course, I immediately wondered if all these names were real, so I checked a random sample in Mapquest. Nothing came up for Hornytown, North Carolina (a google search didn't turn up any offical website for it either, though there is a widespread report, probably false, that Hornytown has banned massage parlors). Nor was there a Love Ladies, New Jersey in Mapquest. That doesn't mean Hornytown and Love Ladies don't exist. It's just that I can't find them. However, according to Mapquest it would be possible to take a road trip from Intercourse, Pennsylvania to Hooker, Arkansas, with a quick stop in Hot Coffee, Mississippi, and finishing up in Climax, North Carolina.
Update: Apparently there is a 'Love Ladies' in New Jersey, but it's spelled all as one word: Loveladies, NJ. However, I've still found no evidence that there's a Hornytown in North Carolina, although there is a Hornyhead Mountain.
Update 2: By randomly typing words into Mapquest it turns out to be quite easy to come up with weird place names. In just a few minutes I came up with these: Shite Creek, Idaho; Trash Branch, Alabama; Weird Lake, Minnesota; and Dork Canal, Oregon.
Categories: Places
Posted by The Curator on Thu Nov 04, 2004
Comments (88)
Shame it's only American cities.

Llanfair
Posted by Paul  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  08:15 PM
It's been said that the Welsh are either great spellers but terrible pronouncers, or great pronouncers but terrible spellers.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  09:44 PM
I've worked with a Welshman and heard him pronounce it.
It sounds......as weird as you spell it, really.
Posted by Paul  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  09:53 PM
I was born and raised in Niceville, Florida smile
Posted by JellyBelly  in  Dark Side of the Moon  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  11:18 PM
According to my 2000 edition of the AAA Road Atlas, there is no Hornytown,NC. But there is a Hookerton,NC (pop. 400).
Posted by Captain Al  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  11:59 PM
My favourite is Floyd's Knobs, IN.
Posted by AqueousBoy  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  04:02 AM
There is a Sexmoan, Pampanga in the Philippines
Posted by jobert  in  Philippines  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  04:28 AM
Sexmoan in Pampanga changed its spelling sometime in the '90s. It's now Sasmuan. Pity.
Posted by beting  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  06:46 AM
There are many names of odd cities in Minnesota, Climax, Moorhead (pronounced Morehead) and many others i cant remember right now
Posted by Joe  in  Minnesota  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  11:57 AM
There is a Horneytown, North Carolina, with the one of the main roads being Horneytown Road. I know someone who lives there, however the actual mailing address is High Point, North Carolina. A simple search of Mapquest for Horneytown Road shows this
Posted by Horneytown Hero  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  12:06 PM
Let's not forget Toadsuck Arkansas or Bucksnort Tennessee.
Posted by Frank Piechorowski  in  Memphis  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  12:28 PM
Almost forgot these: Pussy Creek, OH - Bitch Mountain, NY - Suckerville, ME - Spunk Run, OH and Seman, AL
Posted by Frank Piechorowski  in  Memphis  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  12:45 PM
Well, it implies nothing (It's an Indian word) but I'm told that people unused to the word always find the name of a certain town near where I live amusing: Willimantic, Connecticut.
Posted by PlantPerson  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  02:25 PM
don't forget hell, michigan!
Posted by michelle  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  02:50 PM
On Manitoulin Island there is a Ketchemandcookem (not sure about the spelling but you get my drift) Lake. I always thought it was amusing.
Posted by Ariel  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  06:44 PM
Theres also noplace,England
Posted by paraeskimo  in  Traflagar School Canada  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  07:35 PM
You may also visit Climax, Colorado. wink
Posted by Myst  on  Sat Nov 06, 2004  at  02:49 AM
Santa Claus, IN
Truth or Consequenses, NM
Bad Axe, MI
Boring, OR
Eek, AK
Arab, AL
Magazine, AR
Tennessee, IL
Posted by Tazz  in  Lost in Space....  on  Sun Nov 07, 2004  at  12:12 PM
Dead Horse, Alaska
Bucksnort, Tennessee
Stinking Creek, Tennessee
Los Gatos, California
Posted by Nicolletta  in  USA  on  Mon Nov 08, 2004  at  01:42 PM
Cumming, Georgia
Posted by amber  on  Thu Nov 11, 2004  at  12:35 AM
There is a Loveladies, NJ.. I grew up near there.
Posted by Jessica  in  Groton, CT  on  Wed Nov 17, 2004  at  07:46 PM
I was told by a co-worker that there is a town in california called weed. and as a joke the sign says population high or was it elevation high? I dont know exactly
Posted by noname  in  none  on  Wed Nov 17, 2004  at  08:44 PM
We have a Fishkill and a Gaylordsville NY.
Posted by Will G  in  NY  on  Thu Nov 18, 2004  at  12:21 PM
I'm suprised no one has mentioned Dildo in Newfoundland, Canada.

DRM
Posted by Derek Maurer  in  Ontario, CANADA  on  Fri Nov 26, 2004  at  04:19 PM
theres Fuck in Austria
Posted by Rik  in  Oz  on  Sat Nov 27, 2004  at  02:22 PM
Actually, it's "Fucking".
See here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fucking,_Austria
Posted by Johannes  in  Austria  on  Sun Nov 28, 2004  at  01:03 PM
I nearly forgot two classic Western Australian suburbs: where would you prefer to live? Upper Swan or Innaloo?
Posted by Sarah  in  Perth WA  on  Mon Nov 29, 2004  at  01:46 AM
I grew up just outside of Hustler, WI
No, we dont do the magazine their raspberry
Posted by Habu  on  Tue Nov 30, 2004  at  03:11 AM
Squirrels Corners, NY
Posted by BZZZM  on  Sun Dec 26, 2004  at  08:16 AM
Cut 'n' Shoot, TX
Monkey' Eyebrow, KY
And my personal favorite Big Bone Lick National Park, also in KY
Posted by Yotto  in  Louisville, KY  on  Sun Dec 26, 2004  at  09:03 PM
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