Funny city and street names you know about!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by SomewhereOutThere, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    Everyone heard of Hell Michigan, right?

    Yesterday I saw a town name that had me and my husband giggling. It was I wonder how it got it's name!

    I also know that there is a Truth or Consequences, Arizona! Can you imagine how that name happened? Can you imagine having that as a city name? It's so long g as well as odd. I think there was once a game show with that name.

    You know of any off beat town, city or street names? Any around you or that you heard about?
  2. AppleCori

    AppleCori Well-Known Member

    There is a Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, also.

    I’ve been through Elephant Butte, NM too. I have ever thought about why they named it that. Probably not because they had elephants there.....

    I think Black Canyon City is one of the coolest names for a city. Funny that it isn’t actually a city, I don’t think. I believe it is still unincorporated, at least it was the last time I was there. I used to drive by it when I traveled from Prescott to Phoenix, and it was just a wide spot in the road.
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  3. AppleCori

    AppleCori Well-Known Member

    Pet peeve on street names—I absolutely hate it when they name street names after people. Common people names.

    In Prescott Valley, Arizona, two of the main roads through the town are Robert Road and Loos. The founder? Robert Loos, I was told. And so many streets are named other really boring people names.

    And in PV there is a street called Spouse and a street called Parent. Who would want to have that as your address?

    Also Squaw.
  4. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    Those last two are funny names.

    In our town EVERYThING is named after one man who owned a paper mill and made the town rich. His kids didn't want the mill so he sold it and the new owners are not generous...tons of job cuts....but the town still is named after this man. Included are street names, buildings, one of our public pools and a school.
  5. AppleCori

    AppleCori Well-Known Member

    I once moved from one state to another and went from Navajo Court to Navaho Road....
  6. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    Wow. That's a coincidence!
  7. Pink Elephant

    Pink Elephant Well-Known Member

    Fun thread!

    Boy, I'm going to have to give this one some thought.
  8. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    How about Potzernitz?
  9. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    We drove by (but didn't go to) Toad Spit, Arkansas, on vacation one year. :roflmao:

    There's a town in Missouri called Uranus. They have a fudge factory. Yes, they put on their billboards that the best fudge comes from Uranus.

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  10. AppleCori

    AppleCori Well-Known Member

    We have a town called What Cheer in Iowa.
  11. AppleCori

    AppleCori Well-Known Member

    Where is this?
  12. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    Two of our prisons are on "No More Victims Road". Like "8200 No More Victims Road" is the actual street address.
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  13. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    Also, Missouri has two Oak Groves. One northern in Jackson County and one southern in Franklin County. That must be confusing for the USPS if people don't use ZIP codes.
  14. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Apple, it's a street name in Fresno. Cracked me up when I saw it.
  15. Triedntrue

    Triedntrue Active Member

    Smock never been there but passed the sign.
  16. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Truth or Consequences, NM is named after a 1950s game show... Used to be called Radium Springs.

    Elephant Butte is because the land mass ("Butte" which is a steep hill that is isolated), seen from above, resembles the silhouette of an elephant.

    ...Yes, I am a NM buff. Parents lived there for many years, I was born west Texas.

    My parents once lived on "Sesame St". In a plat full of spices - Nutmeg, Allspice, Cinnamon...

    Horizon, TX. Helltown, OH. Cut and Shoot, TX. Bagdad, FL.

    We have Wildcat Road near us. Also Needmore Rd which is actually rather short.
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  17. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    Good change! Radium Springs sounds like a place where everyone glows in the dark.
  18. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    Comfort Texas and the next city is Welfare Texas so if you live between them you live between Comfort and Welfare...nice plau on words. Street names..Pop Gun and Don't Stop both on a dangerous side of town. I've been through both Elephant Butte and Truth and Consequences.
  19. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    I just remembered a few of my favorites here in Missouri.

    First, there's Versailles. Now, that isn't too unusual, but it isn't pronounced like the place the royals lived in's pronounced, "Ver - Sales" LOL

    We have a Knob Lick and a Knob Noster.

    We have a perfectly normal town named Peculiar.

    We also have :frankenstein: Frankenstein, Missouri! Yep. :)

    Still, none of them are quite as good as the play on words the folks from Uranus do. lol
  20. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    Hells Little Green Acre population 10 in West Texas.
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