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The 50 Funniest Town Names Across the US


Have you ever been on a long road trip that takes you across a few state lines and found yourself chuckling at some of the funny town names as you drove through? We certainly have — and as it turns out, there are some real doozies to be found in all 50 states.

There’s probably more than one strange town moniker per state, but the team at Zippia, a career research and job searching company, “scraped the internet” to find the ones that stood out as the most truly odd. For example, we aren’t sure why there are two places in the country that include the word “booger” (we’re looking at you, Arkansas and West Virginia). Or why states that start with “O” seem to have a reputation for being underwhelming (Dull, Ohio; Okay, Oklahoma; Boring, Oregon).

Take a look at the list of names below to get a good giggle:

  • Alabama: Frog Eye
  • Alaska: Eek
  • Arizona: Catfish Paradise
  • Arkansas: Booger Hollow
  • California: Mormon Bar
  • Colorado: Fearnowville
  • Connecticut: Terramuggus
  • Delaware: Flea Hill
  • Florida: Sopchoppy
  • Georgia: Hopeulikit
  • Hawaii: Volcano
  • Idaho: Beer Bottle Crossing
  • Illinois: Chicken Bristle
  • Indiana: Bean Blossom
  • Iowa: What Cheer
  • Kansas: Skiddy
  • Kentucky: Paint Lick
  • Louisiana: Waterproof
  • Maine: Bald Head
  • Maryland: Accident
  • Massachusetts: Satan’s Kingdom
  • Michigan: Free Soil
  • Minnesota: Castle Danger
  • Mississippi: Possumneck
  • Missouri: Number Eight
  • Montana: Big Sag
  • Nebraska: Worms
  • Nevada: Jackpot
  • New Hampshire: Dummer
  • New Jersey: Cheesequake
  • New Mexico: Elephant Butte
  • New York: Handsome Eddy
  • North Carolina: Whynot
  • North Dakota: Zap
  • Ohio: Dull
  • Oklahoma: Okay
  • Oregon: Boring
  • Pennsylvania: Frackville
  • Rhode Island: Woonsocket
  • South Carolina: Ninety Six
  • South Dakota: Plenty Bears
  • Tennessee: Bean Station
  • Texas: Ding Dong
  • Utah: Nibley
  • Vermont: Mosquitoville
  • Virginia: Bland
  • Washington: Big Bottom
  • West Virginia: Booger Hole
  • Wisconsin: Egg Harbor
  • Wyoming: Chugwater

We don’t know what a “cheesequake” is or why it was worthy of naming a New Jersey town after, but lactose intolerant people should probably avoid it. Mosquitoville, Vermont, doesn’t sound too inviting either… But apparently catfish can have a great time in their Arizona “paradise”!

Have you stumbled upon any of those towns in your travels? Or maybe you call one of them home? Regardless of how silly they might sound, we’re sure there was a good reason behind choosing each of the names back when they were founded… Even if it was just showing off their community’s sense of humor.

We also wouldn’t mind taking a country-wide road trip to snap a photo in front of all of these welcome signs! Once it’s safe for us to travel more often, of course. New post-pandemic goal, anyone?

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