43 odd, awesome, unbelievable town names

As a lover of words, I have always been curious about how things are named — in particular, the names of cities and towns. In Texas, where I live, we have 2,751 cities and towns, some with the most unusual names you can think imagine.

Many of these towns are no more than bends in the road, but it’s interesting to think about how these towns were named. What went on at those meetings?

1. Battle
2. Blowout
3. Content
4. Cut and Shoot
5. Dimple
6. Ding Dong (located in Bell County)
7. Dull
8. Earth
9. Elbow
10. Eulogy
11. Fate
12. Foot
13. Frog
14. Frognot
15. Golly
16. Good Neighbor
17. Gun Barrel City
18. Halfway
19. Harmony Hill
20. Jot ‘Em Down
21. Lollipop
22. Looneyville
23. Monkeyville
24. Moonshine Colony
25. Nameless
26. Noodle
27. Odds
28. Paradise
29. Placid
30. Point Blank
31. Raccoon Bend
32. Razor
33. Scissors
34. Security
35. Serene Hills
36. Stranger
37. Sublime
38. Sundown
39. Toadsuck
40. Uncertain
41. Utopia
42. Uz
43. West, Texas (which is not in West Texas, but Central Texas)

 

Care to share any of your state’s unusual town names?

 

This article was originally published on Ragan Communication’s PR Daily.

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