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Yes I've Been to Hell and Back: Funny-Named Places You Really Should Visit

There are quite a few places that, while they may not be on most travel brochures, just their name makes a stop worthwhile.

Yes There is a Hell
Hell, Oregon; Hell, Michigan; Hell, Grand Cayman

There’s three Hells I can find: one in Oregon, one in Michigan, and the other on Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean. I suggest the one in the Caribbean, but if you visit any of them, the next time someone tells to go there you can say, “Been there; done that.”

Ho Hum
Boring, Maryland; Boring, Oregon; Boring, Tennessee

There are Boring towns out there and not just one. Maryland, Oregon and Tennessee each have cities that are so boring, that’s what they call them.

Not Worth the Time to Name
No Name, Colorado; Why, Arizona; No Place, County Durham, England

I know folks get lazy but, really? There is a No Name in Colorado that not only names a town; it’s a creek, a canyon, and a tunnel in Glenwood Canyon. Someone named their town Why in Arizona and the only question is: why? There is also No Place in County Durham, England that gives Dorothy’s line, “There’s no place like home” a whole new meaning.

Someone was Hungry
Rotten Egg, Austria; Bacon, Indiana; Onion Town, Pennsylvania; Greasy, Oklahoma; Sandwich, Maryland; Sandwich, England; Two Egg, Florida; Oatmeal, Texas; Hot Coffee, Mississippi; Tea, South Dakota

There is a Rotten Egg, Austria and the yummy sounding Bacon, Indiana. Top that off with Onion Town, Pennsylvania along with Greasy, Oklahoma and you have yourself a Sandwich which is the name of towns in Maryland and England. For breakfast stop into Two Egg, Florida or Oatmeal, Texas and finish with Hot Coffee, Mississippi or Tea, South Dakota.

Is This How You Describe Home?
Okay, Oklahoma; Ordinary, Kentucky; Peculiar, Missouri; Oddville, Kentucky; Dinkytown, Minnesota; Whiskey Town, California

There is Okay, Oklahoma, Ordinary Kentucky and Peculiar, Missouri. You could also visit Oddville, Kentucky or Dinkytown, Minnesota. Not exactly sure why these towns got these names but we’re thinking the founders came from Whiskey Town: an un-incorporated community in California whose name explains why they haven’t incorporated.

Are You Talking About Me?
Bowlegs, Oklahoma; Bigfoot, Texas; Stiffnee Knob, North Carolina; Sweet Lips, Tennessee

I’m not sure if these towns are compliments or insults to their founding fathers. There is a Bowlegs. Oklahoma, a Bigfoot, Texas and a Stiffknee Knob, North Carolina. Of course there is also Sweet Lips, Tennessee to even things out.

Say What?
Zzzyx, California; Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales

Zzyzx is a road and un-incorporated community in California, about 100 miles from Las Vegas. They wanted to be the last word in the dictionary and I think they succeeded. Probably not the longest name in the world but darn close is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales, of course. I may have missed a letter or two but: who cares? I believe the locals just call if “Home” for short.


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