The Weirdest And Strangest Town Names In Each State

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If you’ve ever been on a road trip, you no doubt have come across some funny town names. You may even live in a town that has a weird name!

While there’s no clear cut way of how these towns get their names, they are normally named after a person, an administrative activity, a historical occurrence, or even a geographical feature.

Scouring the internet, we compiled a list of the strangest town names in the U.S.!

Here is a summary of a few of the strange town names.

  • Boring, Oregon: The Boring town name isn’t necessarily a selling point for anyone trying to visit so you have to wonder what prompts someone to name a town that. What’s more, there are 3 other states in the U.S. with a “Boring” town. Bland, Virginia; Dull, Ohio; and Okay, Oklahoma aren’t that great for tourism either.
  • Waterproof, Louisiana: I think it’s safe to say that a town named Waterproof in a state on the coast is probably not actually waterproof.
  • Booger Hole, West Virginia: What’s up with town names revolving around boogers? There’s also a town in Arkansas named Booger Hollow.
  • Handsome Eddy, New York: The state with objectionably the greatest city in the world (cue Hamilton song) is also home to a town called Handsome Eddy. Who’s Eddy and what makes him handsome?
  • Ninety Six, South Carolina: Apparently a number can be a town name; you just have to spell it out. And this isn’t the only town with a number for a name. Number Eight, Missouri just isn’t good enough to be Number One.

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