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Old 08-04-2017, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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What are some cities with ironic names, or not appropriate/odd considering it's location/history/size etc.

Here are some examples;

Pacific, WA: It's 150 miles away from the Pacific ocean, and is a land locked city.
Battle Ground, WA: It was called as such because the settlers were expecting a big battle with the native Americans, but Captain Strong was able to talk his way out of it, and the settlers accused him of cowardice and named the place Strong's Battle Ground, and then latter just became Battle Ground.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:31 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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What are some cities with ironic names, or not appropriate/odd considering it's location/history/size etc.

Here are some examples;

Pacific, WA: It's 150 miles away from the Pacific ocean, and is a land locked city.
Battle Ground, WA: It was called as such because the settlers were expecting a big battle with the native Americans, but Captain Strong was able to talk his way out of it, and the settlers accused him of cowardice and named the place Strong's Battle Ground, and then latter just became Battle Ground.
Excellent idea for a thread!

Here in the New York area there are countless neighborhoods, communities and streets who have names that make no sense. Many of them are named for long gone rural features which no longer exist. Probably the most extreme I can think of is West Farms in the Bronx.

Here on Long Island there is a community called Oceanside. But Oceanside is several miles from the ocean, in fact Oceanside is just on a bay. So the name is incorrect but that probably did not hurt real estates sales!

Across the country there are communities named after people who did not have anything to with that community, never saw the community and possibly did not know the community even exists. Names like Charleston, Pittsburgh, Queens, Bismarck, King of Prussia, Richmond, St Louis, Louisville, etc. and many more.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in the lower 48.
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Nameless, Tennessee
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:08 PM
 
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Ding Dong, Texas
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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Intercourse, Pennsylvania.

Pa has a bunch of bizarrely named towns.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:14 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Mount Prospect IL is flat as a pancake.
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Money, Mississippi, where Emmitt Till was murdered.

Whynot, Mississippi.

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:21 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Anyplace called, "_______ City" that has fewer residents than the average high school.
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:29 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Also, maybe this thread should have come with a definition for the word 'ironic'. Or maybe not. I will try to help out here.



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Ding Dong, Texas
Ironically, the city prohibits doorbells and mandates the use of door knockers only.

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Intercourse, Pennsylvania.
Ironically, all children in Intercourse are the product of artificial insemination.

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Money, Mississippi, where Emmitt Till was murdered.
Ironically, this town works on a completely cashless basis through the use of the barter system.

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Whynot, Mississippi.
Ironically, these folks always have good, and specific reasons for everything.

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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
Ironically, this city is comprised of a bunch of liars who always seem to get away with it.
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:51 PM
 
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Hell MI
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