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    Unusual, bizarre or humorous names of towns

    This list should cover any discussion. http://www.accuracyproject.org/towns.html

    From Reader's Digest - Funniest Town Names
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    My English relatives always thought Charlotte was a very odd name for a city.

    We certainly don't have a Jane, Tennessee or Mary, Pennsylvania.

    Or Matthew, South Carolina or Christopher, Massachusetts.

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    Quote Originally posted by PennPlanner View post
    My English relatives always thought Charlotte was a very odd name for a city.

    We certainly don't have a Jane, Tennessee or Mary, Pennsylvania.

    Or Matthew, South Carolina or Christopher, Massachusetts.
    No, but there is a Lynn, Massachusetts and an Elizabeth, New Jersey as well as an Anita, Indiana and a Raymond, Illinois.
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    In Montana:

    Manhattan and Harlem are 314 miles apart.

    The people of Superior and Wisdom have a bit of an attitude about themselves.

    The town of Alzada during Joe Montana's hey day was known as Joe.

    In the Mussellshell Valley you can visit Two Dot and Checkerboard.

    The town name I find most incongruous for Montana - Sumatra
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    My hometown made the list JNA posted; Bountiful. The running joke around rural Utah (and probably other parts of the rural west, you guys could tell me) is to say that you're from "Ranch Exit".
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    We have Lizard Lick and Bahama (pronounce Ba-ha-ma, long a in the middle) in this neck of the woods. I have always thought the town I work for has the perfect name for a town, short, positive-sounding and unique. Sorry for being a tease, I will not be posting it
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    Quote Originally posted by PennPlanner View post
    My English relatives always thought Charlotte was a very odd name for a city.

    We certainly don't have a Jane, Tennessee or Mary, Pennsylvania.

    Or Matthew, South Carolina or Christopher, Massachusetts.
    We have a Charlotte too, but pronounce it as Char-LOT. It took me a while to get used to it. Even though it was probably settled before the more familiar Charlotte, I'm convinced it was the locals' way of being able to tell a local from a "flat-lander" tourist.

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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    Sorry for being a tease, I will not be posting it
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    On a recent roadtrip, I found it humorous that the town of Comfort, TX was right down the road from Welfare, TX!

    Not a town, but I always chuckle when I see the highway sign for Big Bone Lick State Park in Kentucky!

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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
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    I know you know, you know I'm cool with the NC peeps knowing, just not the world and all the lurkers on here.
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