11+ Strange, But Real U.S. Town Names

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It goes without saying that some town names are downright odd. How would you feel living in a town named Upper Pig Pen? Well, it would definitely be a great conversation starter!

We’ve compiled a list of unusual town names in the United States. Have you heard of all of these? What are some silly names we forgot?

1. Christmas, Florida


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This unincorporated community in Orange County, FL isn’t just known for its fun name. It’s also known for being home to Swampy, the world’s longest alligator.

2. Between, Georgia

At just 1.3 square miles, Between, Georgia is located in Walton County.

3. Upper Pig Pen, North Carolina

Located just North of the South Carolina border, Upper Pig Pen is barely large enough to qualify for its own zip code.

4. Weiner, Arkansas

With a population of just 716 residents, there aren’t many people in the world who call Weiner, Arkansas home.

5. Happyland, Oklahoma

Uh-oh: one of the most common crimes in the tiny community of Happyland is theft of the town’s welcome sign.

6. Hot Coffee, Missouri

The tiny town of Hot Coffee contains Hot Coffee Road, a 12-mile stretch that connects farms and homes throughout the community.

7. Hell Hole Swamp, South Carolina

The town of Hell Hole Swamp is found inside Francis Marion National Forest.

8. Bucksnort, Texas


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Originally just a supply station, the town of Bucksnort was once a picture right out of the wild west, with a blacksmith shop, stagecoach shop, and post office.

9. Frostproof, Florida

Known as the friendly city, Frostproof is located just an hour’s drive from LEGOLAND and other Orlando-area attractions.

10. Nameless, Tennessee


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When the settlers in the area applied for a post office, legend has it that they left the name of the town blank. Post office officials chose a fitting moniker for the town.

Some other odd town names are Lick Skillet, TN, Humptulips, WV, Hog Jaw, AR, Big Bone Lick, KY, Dragonville, VA, and Frankenstein, MO.

Watch the video below to learn about other strange U.S. town names.

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