The United States is filled with towns and cities in every state. While many of these towns and cities have ordinary names that are repeated across the country, there are several unique names floating around that may catch you by surprise. While some may sound too crazy to be true, here is a list of 20 of the strangest that can be found. Be sure to add these to your bucket list and get on the road to see these hilarious places for yourself.
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Frankenstein, Missouri, is an extremely small town located just east of the capital, Jefferson City. While this town was actually named after Gottfried Franken, it is still quite interesting that this was the chosen name. This city hosts a fall festival each year.
Accident is also a very tiny town with a strange name. While the origin of the name isn’t completely unknown, this area was one of the first settled in the state. It has been said that people from this town are called “Accidentals”.
Embarrass was named by French fur traders during the 1700 or 1800’s. The river they needed to travel was shallow, rocky, and extremely difficult to navigate. The town is also said to be the coldest place in the state.
Whynot, North Carolina
The city of Whynot has quite a funny tale as to how it got its name. While the founders were struggling to come up with a name, one person suggested “Why not name the town Whynot and let’s go home?“. Despite the strange question, the other founders agreed and the name stuck.
Another city with another witty story as to how it got its name. In 1902, the city post office was established and the town was desperate for a name. The people living in the area couldn’t decide on the spelling of the word “ptarmigan”, so they went with “chicken”.
This town’s name isn’t quite as weird once you know the details of it. It was actually named after the University of Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station, which is located in this area.
Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico
This town is a popular destination for many people as a spa area. Originally named Hot Springs, the name of the town was changed to Truth Or Consequences after a radio contest for a show of the same name.
Two Egg, Florida
The official reason behind the name of this town isn’t known. It is believed to be due to the Great Depression, when this area was a depot for egg trading.
Source : https://www.lolwot.com/20-of-the-strangest-named-towns-in-the-united-states/