What do Hell, Looneyville and Boring have in common? No, we’re not setting up a bad joke – it turns out these are all real places in the U.S. From Uncertain to Idiotville, we’ve rounded up 15 American cities with the quirkiest names – take a look at which cities made the list.
This Arkansas town in the Ozark Mountains makes for amusing signs all across the city.
The surveyors of Texas’ so-called best-kept secret couldn’t tell whether the city was in Texas or Louisiana, hence the name.
An homage to our nation’s first president, George, Washington was named in the 1950s by local pharmacist Charlie Brown.
Boring bills itself as “an exciting place to live,” perhaps because it was named not for a lack of things to do but for its founder, William H. Boring.
Remember that time your mom said you were going to send her straight to the looney bin? As it turns out, it’s a real place! Well, almost. Looneyville is actually a farming community in eastern Texas.
At least no one actually lives in Idiotville – this Oregon locale is now a ghost town, said to have earned its name for being so remote only an idiot would live there.
While tourists love the town’s risqué name, Intercourse is actually an Amish town where you’re more likely to see a horse and buggy than anything remotely related to the town’s suggestive name.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
The spa town of Hot Springs, New Mexico renamed itself Truth or Consequences in 1950 to win a contest by the radio program of the same name.
With its slogan of “Go to Hell!” it’s safe to say that Hell, Michigan has embraced its rather interesting name.
We can’t help but feel a question mark is missing from Why, Arizona. The rural town was actually named for a “Y”-shaped freeway intersection that’s since been replaced by a “T”-shaped intersection. No word on whether the town will consider renaming.
It’s only fitting that Carefree, Arizona is filled with streets bearing names like Rocking Chair Road, Tranquil Trail and Easy Street.
Last Chance, Idaho
As it turns out, Last Chance is actually a haven for outdoor recreation like trout fishing and nearby hiking.
No one knows for sure how Accident, Maryland got its name, but we’re guessing it was an accident.
The name of this Oklahoma town begs the question: Are locals known as Greasers?
The town was named for the French word “embarrase,” which means “to impede.” Somehow, we think something got lost in translation.
(Main image: Danielle Walquist Lynch)