The Strangest Names of Towns in the U.S.


If you ever get a chance to take a cross-country road trip, one of the best parts of the experience is getting to stop off at some of America’s small towns. You’ll get to meet interesting people, try great food, and experience a place much different than your home town.

You might also get to giggle uncontrollably at the town’s name.

The real estate blog Estately has compiled a map and list of the weirdest town names in the US., and boy, are there a LOT of them. Some of the town names sound exceptionally dirty (Dickshooter, Idaho.) Others sound weird (Lick Skillet, Alabama.) Still others sound dirty and weird (Humptulips, Washington.) And some are just really uncreative (Nothing, Arizona.)

Check out this list of the weirdest town names in every state. Do you live in one of these towns? Did we miss your favorite weird town? Tell us in the comments!

1. Alabama

Allgood, Ballplay, Boar Tush, Burnt Corn, Choccolocco Coffee Springs, Dogtown, Eclectic, Excel, Fort Deposit, Frog Eye, Gordo, Lick Skillet, Locust Fork, Muscle Shoals, Normal, Scratch Ankle, Screamer, Shorter, Smut Eye, The Bottle, Warrior

2. Alaska

Beaver, Chicken, Clam Gulch, Cold Foot, Covenant Life, Dead Horse, Eek, Funny River, Goodnews Bay, Lazy Mountain, Livengood, Mary’s Igloo, Nightmute, North Pole,  Red Devil, Sleetmute, Unalaska, Woodchopper

3. Arizona

Catfish Paradise, Cowlic, Cyclopic, Kaka, Many Farms, Nothing (ghost town), Santa Claus (uninhabited), Show Low, So-Hi, Surprise, Three Way, Tombstone, Top-of-the-World, Why

4. Arkansas

Bald Knob Blue Ball, Bono, Booger Hollow, De Queen, Delight, Flippin, Goobertown, Greasy Corner, Gum Springs, Hasty, Magazine, Marmaduke, Monkey Run, Nimrod, Okay, Possum Grape, Romance, Self, Smackover, Stamps, Success, Toad Suck, Waldo, Weiner, Whiskerville, Y City

5. California

Bieber, Chubbuck, Devil’s Elbow, Dogtown, East Yolo, Happy Camp, Helltown, Hercules, Hooker, Likely, Linda Rural, Mormon Bar, Nice, Old Dale, Old Fig Garden, Rescue, Rough and Ready, Shafter, Skidoo, Skyhigh, Slab City, Spreckels, Weed, Weedpatch, Yolo, Zzyzx

6. Colorado

Crook, Dinosaur, Fearnowville, Fink, Gunbarrel, Hot Sulphur Springs, Hotchkiss, Hygiene, Last Chance, Mumper Corner, Old Roach (ghost town), Plastic, Parachute, Punkin Center, Rifle, Sawpit, Scarface, Troublesome, Wondervu

7. Connecticut

Happyland, Mystic

8. Delaware

Airport Villa, Bacon, Blue Ball, Bunting, Cave Colony, Cocked Hat, Cowgills Corner, Flea Hill, Hoars Addition, Midnight Thicket, Slaughter Beach, Swallow Hill

9. Florida

Bunker Donation, Cabana Colony, Christmas, Cooks Hammock, Couch, Early Bird, Frostproof, Golf, Hill ‘n Dale, Howey-in-the-Hills, Leisure City, Needmore, Pass-a-Grille, Plant City, Two Egg, Waldo, Watergate, Whisper Walk, Yeehaw Junction

10. Georgia

Balls Ferry, Bonanza, Box Springs, Butts, Climax, Dixie Union, Elder, Empress, Enigma, Experiment, Faceville, Flippen, Gumlog, Hardup, Hopeulikit, The Rock, Sixes, Social Circle, Thunderbolt, Ty Ty