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Wacky Town Names
Taking a road trip to Monkey's Eyebrow?
compiled by Holly Hartman

America's a big country. From the easternmost reaches of Maine to the western Alaska islands in the Bering Sea, these United States include towns with every imaginable name. We've collected some of the more surprising examples. (To look up a state abbreviation, check here.)



smile in Smileyberg, KS

Towns that boast . . .

  • Beauty, KY
  • Best, TX
  • Bountiful, UT
  • Carefree, AZ
  • Celebration, FL
  • Friendly, WV
  • Happy Camp, CA
  • Happyland, CT
  • Ideal, GA
  • Lovely, KY
  • Luck Stop, KY
  • Magic City, ID
  • Paradise, MI
  • Smileyberg, KS
  • Success, MO
  • What Cheer, IA


modest Sod, WV

. . . and towns that don't.

  • Boring, OR
  • Dinkytown, MN
  • Eek, AK
  • Embarrass, WI
  • Flat, TX
  • Greasy, OK
  • Gripe, AZ
  • Hardscrabble, DE
  • Hazard, KY
  • Oddville, KY
  • Okay, OK
  • Ordinary, KY
  • Peculiar, MO
  • Sod, WV
  • Why, AZ


yum to Spuds, FL

Towns that make you hungry

  • Bacon, IN
  • Big Rock Candy Mountain, VT
  • Buttermilk, KS
  • Cheesequake, NJ
  • Chocolate Bayou, TX
  • Goodfood, MS
  • Ham Lake, MN
  • Hot Coffee, MS
  • Lick Fork, VA
  • Lickskillet, OH
  • Mexican Water, AZ
  • Oatmeal, TX
  • Oniontown, PA
  • Picnic, FL
  • Pie Town, NM
  • Sandwich, MA
  • Spuds, FL
  • Sugar City, ID
  • Tea, SD
  • Tortilla Flat, AZ
  • Two Egg, FL


shufflin' to Bugscuffle, TN

Towns that remind you of bugs and birds . . .

  • Beebeetown, IA
  • Bee Lick, KY
  • Bird-in-Hand, PA
  • Birds Eye, IN
  • Black Gnat, KY
  • Bugscuffle, TN
  • Bumble Bee, AZ
  • Chicken, AK
  • Fleatown, OH
  • Goose Pimple Junction, VA
  • Parrot, KY
  • Shoofly, NC
  • Turkey, TX
  • Turkey Scratch, AR

. . . and other creatures . . .

  • Bear, DE
  • Beaverdale, PA
  • Dinosaur, CO
  • Dog Walk, KY
  • Fish Haven, ID
  • Hippo, KY
  • Horseheads, NY
  • Hungry Horse, MT
  • Mammoth, WV
  • Monkey's Eyebrow, KY
  • Possum Trot, KY
  • Rabbit Shuffle, NC
  • Squirrel Hill, PA
  • Toad Suck, AR
  • Trout, LA
  • Viper, KY

. . . not to mention humankind.

  • Bigfoot, TX
  • Bowlegs, OK
  • Brainy Boro, NJ
  • Humansville, MO
  • Left Hand, WV
  • Shoulderblade, KY
  • Stiffknee Knob, NC
  • Sweet Lips, TN
  • West Thumb, WY

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

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