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Dennis Peacock
09-07-2010, 10:18 AM
The primary rule is:

You must have physically visited the location, lived there, or are living there.

I'll start with 5:

Lick Skillet, AL
Flea Hop, AL
Slapout, AL
Pickles Gap, AR
Toad Suck, AR

Now...I've never visited this place, but I will next year just so I can say that I've been there:
Rooster Poot, AR

OK...I'm done for now. :D

Gordon Eyre
09-07-2010, 10:27 AM
Intercourse, PA - I have an old picture of me standing by the road sign at that fair town.

Joe Pelonio
09-07-2010, 10:37 AM
Just a couple of months ago was in Boring, OR.

Often we pass through Humptulips, WA.

Dave Gaul
09-07-2010, 10:49 AM
Middlesex, NJ
Chocowinity, NC

There has to be more, just can't remember any right now!

Bob Rossi
09-07-2010, 11:12 AM
Climax Michigan
Hell Michigan
Christmas Michigan

Jim O'Dell
09-07-2010, 11:36 AM
Fink, TX
Forget the name of the restaurant by the diner next to Hoover Dam. But the sign said "Best Cafe by a Dam Site":D Jim.

David Weaver
09-07-2010, 11:38 AM
There's a whole list of them in amish country in PA. I'm surprised only one of them has come up.

Edit: Might as well add the whole list. If you trawl around through central pa, you'll get through them sooner or later, but they're a little less exciting than they sound:

bird in hand, pa
intercourse, pa
paradise, pa
blue ball, pa

And in different parts:
climax, pa
jersey shore, pa

jersey shore gets a mention because it's in the middle of nowhere and I don't know where the shore is.

When I was in college, I headed east on I-80 and saw signs for jersey shore not too far away in terms of miles, and thought that I was in a time warp or something.

Russ Filtz
09-07-2010, 11:41 AM
Bald Knob, MO

Mitchell Andrus
09-07-2010, 11:50 AM
Hell, MI.
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Harvey M. Taylor
09-07-2010, 11:50 AM
Cut and Shoot Tx
Gunbarrel City Tx.
Muleshoe Tx.
Paradise Tx.
Reklaw Tx. [Walker spelled backward ]
Blanket Tx.
To name a few. There are lots more. Max

Charles Wiggins
09-07-2010, 11:53 AM
I've been to:
Lickskillet, NC
Nags Head, NC
Kill Devil Hills, NC
Gum Neck, NC
Bat Cave, NC

I have been on Butt Mountain, which is a spur off of Big Butt Mountain.

And my place of work is built on a site called Frog Level.

Other funny NC places I have not been:
Democrat
Republican
Whynot
Lizard Lick
Meat Camp
Locust
Welcome

Chunky Gal Mountain

Jacob Mac
09-07-2010, 11:55 AM
Beaver, PA

glenn bradley
09-07-2010, 12:02 PM
Baker, CA isn't unusual but Zzyzx Road (http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/small/7390857.jpg)always catches my eye as I pass through.

Mike Henderson
09-07-2010, 12:11 PM
There's a road here named "ZigZag Road". For anyone who grew up in the '60's that name always brings back certain memories.

Mike

ray hampton
09-07-2010, 12:26 PM
We had a road name ZigZag but the local airport took much of it
I been to Climax , KY often and to Sweet Tit, KY which is local

ray hampton
09-07-2010, 12:29 PM
We had a road name ZigZag but the local airport took much of it
I been to Climax , KY often and to Sweet Tit, KY which is local
I almost forget to add Beaverlick , KY

Jim Rimmer
09-07-2010, 1:35 PM
Frog Knot, TX
Why, AZ
Bugtussle, OK

Don C Peterson
09-07-2010, 1:44 PM
Boondock Iowa,

I'll never forget the horrendous night I spent in Boondock when my cars water pump died on the way from Kansas City to Rochester, MN. Being broke down in Boondock should be the title of either a blues or country song.

Brian Ashton
09-07-2010, 3:01 PM
Gobblers knob san diego

Pat Germain
09-07-2010, 3:55 PM
- Slapout, Oklahoma
- Nowhere, Arizona
- Yavapai, Arizona

And I used to live near "Rip Rap Road" in Virginia.

Belinda Williamson
09-07-2010, 4:51 PM
Climax, Ga
Cairo, GA - pronounced Karo, just like the syrup. The high school football team name is the Cairo Syrup Makers
Coosawhatchie, SC
Beech Island, SC - even though not spelled like beach I still had a lot of people ask for directions to the beach . . . head east for about 3 hours.
Two Egg, FL
Doctortown, GA - gateway to great fishing
Frogmore, SC - so small I'm not sure it is even on the map, but known as the home of Frogmore Stew

Oh, I forgot, Santa Claus, GA

Brent Ring
09-07-2010, 5:06 PM
No One has been to Santa Claus, IN? Or Christmas City or Virgin or Whipup, UT?

Sean Troy
09-07-2010, 5:12 PM
Bald Knob Ark.

alex grams
09-07-2010, 5:14 PM
Noble, TX, a few miles from Petty, TX

Gun Barrel City, TX

Dime Box, TX

Fink, TX (I actually used to have a hat that said Fink, TX on it... kind of funny)

There is an old road named Slickum Slough where I used to go duck hunting all the time. That road sign was stolen about 50% of the time.

Gene Howe
09-07-2010, 5:18 PM
Fricken, AR
There's the Fricken First Nat. Bank and the Fricken Baptist Church on the highway.
It's close to Mt. Home, AR

Gordon Harner
09-07-2010, 5:36 PM
Where's Mitchell? Peapack NJ!

Doug Shepard
09-07-2010, 5:38 PM
Stopped for gas once in Big Bone Lick, OH.
Where do they get these names?

Caspar Hauser
09-07-2010, 6:12 PM
Penistone, Yorkshire, then of course there is Blubberhouses.

Pat Germain
09-07-2010, 6:16 PM
Fricken, AR
There's the Fricken First Nat. Bank and the Fricken Baptist Church on the highway.
It's close to Mt. Home, AR

Fricken hilarious!

Roger Newby
09-07-2010, 7:00 PM
Then there's Knob Noster, Missouri...home to Whiteman Air Force Base........no minorities allowed????

Gordon Eyre
09-07-2010, 7:13 PM
Just a couple of months ago was in Boring, OR.

Often we pass through Humptulips, WA.

My brother-in-law lives in Boring, OR and we visit often.

David Christopher
09-07-2010, 7:36 PM
sugar tit SC
frog level NC
hanging dog NC

Mike Langford
09-07-2010, 8:01 PM
Pumpkintown, SC

Sugar Tit, SC

Moonville, SC

Flat Rock, NC

Blue Hole, OH

Rick Frye
09-07-2010, 8:06 PM
Sandy Mush, NC

Almost forgot just down the road from Sandy Much there is:

Frog Level, NC

ray hampton
09-07-2010, 8:28 PM
Stopped for gas once in Big Bone Lick, OH.
Where do they get these names?



Big Bone, Kentucky got its name from the big mammoth bones in the salt licks

Tom Winship
09-07-2010, 8:57 PM
Cut and Shoot Tx
Gunbarrel City Tx.
Muleshoe Tx.
Paradise Tx.
Reklaw Tx. [Walker spelled backward ]
Blanket Tx.
To name a few. There are lots more. Max


Q. Do you know Cut and Shoot's most famous citizen?
A. Roy Harris-Heavyweight Boxer Fought Floyd Patterson twice for title in the late '50s.

Jim Finn
09-07-2010, 9:10 PM
A road near some lakes in OK is called " Lattawadda road".

Jim Becker
09-07-2010, 9:29 PM
I have a friend in Humpty Doo NT in Australia...

Bill Cunningham
09-07-2010, 10:03 PM
Newfoundland has a lot of strange places.. This one always gets a chuckle
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/DildoNewfoundland.jpg

Anthony Welch
09-07-2010, 10:58 PM
Hot Coffee, MS
Whynot, MS

Used to have an exit south of us
"Eatonville, exit 69".
Wished I'd taken a picture before
it was changed.

Zach England
09-07-2010, 11:26 PM
Newfoundland has a lot of strange places.. This one always gets a chuckle
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/DildoNewfoundland.jpg


How often does that sign get stolen?

I love the "yard sale" sign below it. Is that what they are selling?

Colin Giersberg
09-07-2010, 11:35 PM
Scarce Grease, AL.
Brilliant, AL.
Frog Pond, AL.
Shanghai, AL.
Leggtown, AL.

What is bad that is that I have been through each of these towns, some of which are mere specks on a map. What is worse is that three of them are in the western part of the county that I live in.

George Sanders
09-08-2010, 7:47 AM
Toad Suck Park in Conway, Arkansas. My brother took a teaching position there. When they went down from Indiana house hunting, their teenage daughter had them take a picture of her standing next to the sign and told all her friends: "look at where my parents are going to make me live!!!" They eventually bought a house on Pickles Gap Road.

Belinda Williamson
09-08-2010, 8:01 AM
Not really strange, but since this is the Creek I thought I'd throw it in . . .

Lumber City, GA

Jim Creech
09-08-2010, 10:04 AM
Assowoman, Va. It on the Delmarva peninsula (Eastern Shore) near Wallops Island.

Chris Damm
09-08-2010, 10:11 AM
Climax Michigan
Hell Michigan
Christmas Michigan

And you didn't stop in Paradise, MI?:D

Brian Brown
09-08-2010, 10:12 AM
Picabo, Idaho (Pronounced peek-a-boo) You might remember Picabo Street. She won gold medals in super G at the 1998 Winter Olympics. She was named after the town!?!?!?

Kealakekua, HI.

Yachats, OR (pronounced YAH-hahts) odd name, beautiful place

Puyallup, TumTum, Walla Walla and Humptulips, WA

Jason Strauss
09-08-2010, 10:21 AM
No One has been to Santa Claus, IN? Or Christmas City or Virgin or Whipup, UT?

I was in Santa Claus, Indiana in June. Home to Holiday World Amusement Park - awsome park! Also been to French Lick, IN. There's also Loogootee, IN.

Stephen Tashiro
09-08-2010, 11:01 AM
Mouth Of Wilson, VA

Dave Lehnert
09-08-2010, 11:12 AM
Stonelick Ohio

Shipshewana Ind.

Matt Newton
09-08-2010, 11:46 AM
Booneville, NY

Bruce Volden
09-08-2010, 12:41 PM
Maybe not a town but has anyone else here been to Wall Mikes outside of Wasilla AK??? Quirky place that sells all sorts of backwoods needs. They even have human parts (toes, fingers) laying around :eek:

Bruce

curtis rosche
09-08-2010, 12:51 PM
paradise PA,(my home town)
intercourse Pa (right next to me)
blue ball PA (still really close)
bird in hand PA

Dave Wagner
09-08-2010, 1:01 PM
I was Here. How about
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
in Calgary, Alberta.

Jim Rimmer
09-08-2010, 1:07 PM
Show Low, AZ.

Story is that in the old West it was one of those "this town ain't big enough for the two of us" things. They decided to cut cards and low card got to stay. So they played Show Low and Deuce of Diamonds was the winner which is the name of the main street through town.

Stephen Tashiro
09-08-2010, 1:22 PM
Truth Or Consequences, NM

Of course, people tend to call it "T or C".

Art Mulder
09-08-2010, 2:09 PM
Newfoundland has a lot of strange places.. This one always gets a chuckle


At last!! pictures!

Newfoundland is full of hilarious names. The Arrogant Worms wrote a song about it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpycgIlhJXs) even.


Here's my contribution:
160722
Hop Bottom, PA. I biked through there in the Summer of 2008.
Where do they come up with these names?

Or this past summer I drove past:
160723
Yes, the name is "Saint-Louis-Du-Ha! Ha!". It's in Quebec, on the way to New Brunswick. (not actually my photo, sorry, I grabbed it off wikipedia.)

...art

Jim Koepke
09-09-2010, 2:28 PM
I grew up in an unincorporated area called El Sobrante, CA.

It means the left over or the waste. Funny thing was in the early 1960s some people who did not know this opened a restaurant there and called it Casa del Sobrante or house of the leftovers. They did not last a long time.

Here is a Google map shot.

160792

For the main drag, most people drop the San Pablo from the name.

jim

Phil Thien
09-09-2010, 7:47 PM
"Bong Recreation Area," a SE Wisconsin state park.

Mike Sheppard
09-10-2010, 10:50 AM
not a town but in Ann Arbor MI, there is a intersection of Nixion & Bluette.
Mike

Derek Tuchscherer
09-10-2010, 3:09 PM
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Seven Persons, Alberta
Manyberries, Alberta
Love, Saskatchewan
Duff, Saskatchewan
Big Beaver, Saskatchewan
We also have Climax, Saskatchewan

Phillip Ngan
09-10-2010, 4:01 PM
Upper and Lower Slaughter, Cotswolds, England.

Shawn Pixley
09-10-2010, 4:27 PM
For irony, I offer

Los Angeles

For the classic comedy name (thanks to Bugs Bunny)

Walla Walla, Washinton

Rory Talkington
09-10-2010, 9:58 PM
I have visited Hell, Norway. Once on a big training exercise, I think I was in West Bum**** Egypt. :eek::D

Phillip Ngan
09-11-2010, 2:10 AM
"Bong Recreation Area," a SE Wisconsin state park.

I think that is the unofficial name for Vancouver.

Nancy Laird
09-11-2010, 4:39 PM
A road near some lakes in OK is called " Lattawadda road".

Actually, Jim, it's "Lottawatta Road" and it's near Lake Eufala - I just drove over the causeway across the lake this past Tuesday.

Frog Jump, TN
Zuzax, NM

California, Maryland
Hollywood, Maryland - going northwest on MD5, you have to go through California to get to Hollywood.

Nancy Laird
09-11-2010, 4:44 PM
Truth Or Consequences, NM

Of course, people tend to call it "T or C".

Do you know how TorC got its name?

Back in 1950, when Ralph Edwards had the television show, he announced that he would air the program from the first town that renamed itself after the show. Hot Springs, NM, won the honor. Edwards visited the town during the first weekend of May for the next fifty years. This event was called "Fiesta" and included a beauty contest, a parade, and a stage show. The city still celebrates Fiesta each year on the first weekend of May. The parade generally features area celebrities such as the Hatch Chile Queen. Fiesta also features a dance in Ralph Edwards Park. (Thanks, Wikipedia).

The town still has hot springs, and bills itself as a "spa town" and a resort--it's on the banks of Elephant Butte Lake, formed by damming the Rio Grande.

Nancy Laird
09-11-2010, 4:44 PM
Maybe not a town but has anyone else here been to Wall Mikes outside of Wasilla AK??? Quirky place that sells all sorts of backwoods needs. They even have human parts (toes, fingers) laying around :eek:

Bruce

Sounds like Sarah's sort of place!