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Old 03-20-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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A few from Colorado:

Crook
Cope
Wild Horse
Kit Carson
Tincup
Hiawatha Camp
Paradox
Bedrock
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Old 03-20-2010, 04:05 PM
 
Location: SWE
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Weed, California

Gay, Michigan
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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I don't know how much it counts (because it's not on the map any more) but when the metropolis that became Minneapolis/St. Paul was founded, it was named Pig's Eye. I think it's a shame that the name was changed; don't you think it would be fun to have a state capital called Pig's Eye?
We still do have a lake here in St Paul named Pig's Eye. It's a backwater of the Mississippi River, where the sewerage plant is.
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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In NY
Skaneateles(pronounced skinny-atlas)
Canandaigua(can-nan-day-gwa)
Horseheads
Bath
Potsdam
Schenectady
Lackawanna
Painted Post
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:53 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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A few from Colorado:

Crook
Cope
Wild Horse
Kit Carson
Tincup
Hiawatha Camp
Paradox
Bedrock
Also:

Silt
Basalt
Loveland (kissy,kissy)
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:20 PM
 
Location: NC
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I was in the Pittsburgh area this past weekend and saw some names such as Moon, Mars, and Plum. They were funny to me anyway
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:35 PM
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I was in the Pittsburgh area this past weekend and saw some names such as Moon, Mars, and Plum. They were funny to me anyway
My brother lives in Moon (Twp). My parents lived in Mars briefly. We vsited them once for Christmas and my ex, who was a smart-a**, called his family and said "Merry Christmas from Mars". They hung up on him!

There is also a Cranberry there, and a whole slew of "Beaver" names in Beaver County, e.g. Beaver, Beaver Falls, South Beaver, New Beaver, Big Beaver, etc.
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Here are some from Nebraska.

Wahoo
Valentine
Hazard
Gross
Weeping Water
Republican City
Arizona
Atlanta
Cairo
Geneva
Norway
Peru
Roach
Wynot
Wyoming
Worms
Beaver City
Beaver Crossing
Colon
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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In NY
Skaneateles(pronounced skinny-atlas)
Canandaigua(can-nan-day-gwa)
Horseheads
Bath
Potsdam
Schenectady
Lackawanna
Painted Post
More from NY
Mexico
Phoenix
Friendship
Mechanicville


Cato
Marcellus
Camillus
Brutus
Hannibal
Fabius
Pompey
Tully
Homer
Ulysses
Cicero
Manlius
Scipio
Romulus
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I don't know if South Carolina has come up before, but there are a lot of weird ones in our state:

Denmark
Norway
Sweden (three tiny towns along either US 78 or US 321)
Switzerland (right off of I-95)
Hollywood (actually a sizable town near Charleston)
Chinquapin Falls
Mount Croghan
Little Africa
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