Town Names

April 30, 2007

In college I wrote a paper on historical place naming in the United States (and read a book on it). Here are some town names I saw on my trip:

What Cheer
Oak Openings
No Name
Big Otter


  1. Anonymous says:

    My favorite Oregon town name is “Sublimity”, which you pass near on the road up to Santiam Pass. Unfortunately I don’t think it lives up to its name.

  2. Patti McCracken says:

    Intercourse, Pa
    Licking, Pa
    Toad Suck, Ark.
    Truth or Consequences, NM
    Sunshine, Md
    Unity, Md.

    Not a town, but Frying Pan Park in Va.

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