Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hilarious And Weird Town Names

I wonder how these towns ever got their names...

The town of Accident is located near Deep Creek Lake in northern Garrett County, the westernmost county of Maryland. According to historians, the town can trace its name to about 1750 when King George II of England paid off a debt to George Deakins by giving him 600 acres of land in western Maryland. Mr. Deakins sent out two parties of engineers - each without knowledge of the other - to find and survey the best land in that section of Maryland. When the engineers returned, they discovered, much to their surprise, that they had each marked the same oak tree as a starting point and then marked off the same 600 acres. Mr. Deakins considered it safe to choose this land and had it patented as “The Accident Tract.” Hence, the unusual name of the town.

Boring is an unincorporated community located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, on Oregon Route 212. It is approximately eight miles south of Gresham and about the same distance from Clackamas, both suburbs of Portland. The town is roughly twenty-two miles southeast from downtown Portland. The community was named after W. H. Boring, an early resident of the area.

There are several towns/villages in the USA with teh same name:
1. Climax, a city in Polk County, Minnesota
2. Climax, a village in Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan
3. Climax, located in the SW Corner of Saskatchewan, about a 15 minute drive from the Montana
4. Climax, a ghost town in Colorado which used to be the site of an old molybdenum mine

Cocks: A village in Cornwall, the hamlet of Cocks, near Perranporth

Dildo is a town on the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is located on the southeastern Dildo Arm of Trinity Bay about 60 kilometres west of St. John's. South Dildo is a neighbouring unincorporated community. The town's unusual name has brought it a certain amount of notoriety

Frankenstein Village is a small town located in Switzerland. It is near the town of Reigelberg and is a three day journey by horse to the village of Vasaria. The village was named after the noble Frankenstein family, who has maintained a strong presence in the region for more than seven-hundred years

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (pronounced [ˌɬanvairˌpuɬɡwɪ̈nˌɡɪ̈ɬɡoˌɡɛrəˌχwərnˌdrobuɬˌɬantɪ̈ˌsiljoˌɡoɡoˈɡoːχ] is a large village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor. The village is best known for its name, the longest place name in Europe and one of the longest place names in the world. The short form of the village's name is Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, also spelled Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll. It is commonly known as Llanfair PG or Llanfairpwll

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