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The 50 Weirdest Town Names in America

Burns Down! Bacon Level! Buttzville! (And that's just "B.")

The United States is known as "the land of the free." But honestly, "the land of the weirdly named" might be more accurate. Across the 50 states, more than anywhere else in the world, cities and townships have some of the strangest names you'll find. From monikers that tell you where, exactly, you'll be spending all of eternity (it's not pleasant…) to locales inspired by Saint Nick, these weird town names are sure to leave you in stitches.

Bacon Level, AL

Bacon Level Alabama weird town names

A triumphant name if followed by "high." A tragic one if followed by "low."

Deadhorse, AK

Deadhorse Alaska sign weird town names

Alaska may be beautiful, but we hear this town is always telling visitors to beat it.

Nothing, AZ

Nothing sign weird town names

C'mon, Arizona, get some self-esteem. This cool town name suggests that nothing much is taking place in this corner of Arizona.

Greasy Corner, AR

Greasy Corner Arkansas weird town names

We're guessing tourism isn't exactly booming in this unappetizingly-named town.

Forks of Salmon, CA

salmon edamame, food synergy weird town names

We're all about omega-3s, but this is taking things a bit far. Without a doubt, this proves to be one of the most creative weird town names.

Nowhere, CO

Nowhere sign weird town names

The perfect town to escape to when you don't want your mom, significant other, or boss to know where you've been but aren't a good liar.

Hazardville, CT

Hazardville Connecticut weird town names

Let's hope Insuranceville and Lawyerville are within driving distance.

Blue Ball, DE

Blue Balls weird town names

Not a great town for dating, or so we can deduce from one of the better cool town names on the list.

Fluffy Landing, FL

Kid jumping on bed weird town names

Is anyone imagining a town-sized pillow fort? Knowing Florida, it's probably a fort full of alligators, though.

Ty Ty, GA

40 things people under 40 don't know weird town names

Wait until the nap hotel industry hears about this place.

Volcano, HI

Volcano, HI weird town names

We're sure it's beautiful, but rumor has it this town, with one of the less cryptic funny town names on the list, is hot as blazes.

Santa, ID

Mall Santa and kid weird town names

No offense to Idaho, but this seems like a downgrade from the North Pole.

Bone Gap, IL

dog, dog house, celebrities not like us weird town names

This weird town name sounds like one of those Instagram body trends that lands teenagers in the hospital.

Young America, IN

American Flag weird town names

Babies only.

What Cheer, IA

Cheerleaders weird town names

If you're happy and you know it, move here.

Neutral, KS

Neutral, KS weird town names

The Switzerland of Kansas.

Hell for Certain, KY

Flames weird town names

I mean, we always knew there was a chance.

Book, LA

Bookshelf weird town names

Every librarian's dream vacation destination.

Friendship, ME

trill is a phrase people under 40 use weird town names

There's a place called Friendship in a state that calls itself Vacationland? And we were just about to buy that house in Hell for Certain. It just goes to show that weird town names are perhaps rooted in some basis of truth.

Accident, MD

broken glass weird town names

Probably not a great place to live if you're trying to cut your car insurance payments.

Satan's Kingdom, MA

The Devil weird town names

We never imagined the underworld would be so far north.

White Pigeon, MI

White bird weird town names

Did they mean "dove"?

Embarrass, MN

embarrassed woman weird town names

We're a little red in the face for learning about this Minnesota town so late.

Money, MS

amazon alexa questions weird town names

We've got our minds on this Mississippi town and this Mississippi town on our minds.

Licking, MO

Cat licking mouth weird town names

Lollipop and ice cream sales here are through the roof, or so we hear.

Bear Dance, MT

Brown bear weird town names

This state, containing one of the few truly cool town names, sounds equal parts dangerous and adorable.

Funk, NE

Parliament weird town names

We need it, want it, and gotta have it.

Scotty's Junction, NV

Scott Disick weird town names

Well, at least he got something out of his relationship with Kourtney Kardashian—one of the few truly funny town names.

Happy Corner, NH

happy couple laughing weird town names

The part of the room with the bed/a town in New Hampshire.

Buttzville, NJ

Women in underwear weird town names

We like this town and we cannot lie.

Truth or Consequences, NM

Truth or Consequences New Mexico weird town names

This town got so excited about the prospect of having the radio show of the same name aired from here that the town changed its name to make it happen.

Horseheads, NY

Horse weird town names

This town's name feels like a Godfather reference, but it actually refers to the not-any-less-creepy horse skulls found in this location.

Boogertown, NC

woman coughing on the street weird town names

This icky name actually refers to the boogeymen legend locals would tell to keep tourists out.

Flasher, ND

Trench coat weird town names

A terrible town to wear a trench coat in.

Knockemstiff, OH

weird town names

This funny town name doesn't refer to fighting but is actually thought to be a reference to the strength of the local moonshine.

Slapout, OK

Palm creases weird town names

Apparently, Slapout's unusual name comes from the local store having low inventory, or being "slap out" of whatever customers wanted.

Zigzag, OR

Zigzag, Oregon weird town names

This Oregon town (and one of the truly cool town names) is named after a river that—you guessed it—zigzags through the land.

Big Beaver, PA

Beaver in grass weird town names

Dam, that's an unusual name.

Little Compton, RI

Dr. Dre weird town names

Home of the famous Little NWA.

Burns Down, SC

Putting out fire weird town names

If this South Carolina town was going for something confidence-inspiring, they may have just missed the mark.

Hooker, SD

Hooker, South Dakota weird town names

We're guessing business is booming?

Difficult, TN

stressed out man weird town names

If you're looking for the opposite of the Big Easy, we may have found it with this funny town name.

Jot Em Down, TX

man writing weird town names

Yet another town named for a radio show, this town took the name of the store on Lum and Abner, which ran from 1931 to 1954.

American Fork, UT

Silver forks weird town names

A town that captured the United States' two greatest passions: patriotism and snacks.

Bread Loaf, VT

Sliced bread weird town names

But is it gluten-free?

Hurt, VA

man wearing cast weird town names

This is what happens when you let people name towns after a breakup.

Electric City, WA

Electricity, lightbulbs, scandalous weird town names

With a population of just about 1,000, we're guessing this Washington town isn't the all-night rave the name makes it out to be.

Pinch, WV

Woman pinching fat weird town names

"Just a dash" and "smidge" were already taken.

Disco, WI

Mirror ball weird town names

Donna Summer's ghost is said to roam the streets of this town, looking for someone to take her up on that last dance.

Recluse, WY

woman cozy reading in her bed stay sharp weird town names

We're going to go ahead and guess that Recluse residents aren't exactly the partying type.

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Sarah Crow
Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more
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