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Old 07-31-2008, 10:06 AM
Status: "All revved up and no lawn to mow." (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: Atlanta and Brunswick, GA
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I also want to note that I've been through Climax.
I have, too; it's not far from Bainbridge, as I remember. And it was anything but...
I thought it funny that not too far from Climax is the town of Recovery.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:16 PM
 
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I have, too; it's not far from Bainbridge, as I remember. And it was anything but...
I thought it funny that not too far from Climax is the town of Recovery.
Not too far away over in Alabama is the city of OPP. remember that song? "O.P.P. yeah you know me".. remember what O.P.P. stands for?
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
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I have, too; it's not far from Bainbridge, as I remember. And it was anything but...
I thought it funny that not too far from Climax is the town of Recovery.

Cute!
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Here's a few more:

Register
Butts
Booger Hollow (located in Floyd county near Cave Spring)
Disgusta, before posting I decided to go back through the names that others had posted. I must say that I think our mutual pick of an unusual name is pretty catchey!

Booger Hollow! I have a picture of the town directional sign that I must find on one of my pic CDs and post. How does one name their town BOOGER HOLLOW!!?
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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You got most of the fun ones, I would add these colorful ones:

Rising Fawn
Centralhatchee
Meansville
Experiment
Homer
Flowery Branch
Dacula

Another interesting topic would be local pronunciations:

Vienna -- vye INN uh
Cairo -- KAY ro
Buena Vista -- BYOO nah Vista (no hint of proper Spanish pronunciation)

There are interesting former names as well, such as
Atlanta -- Terminus, Marthasville
Warm Springs -- Bullochville
Pine Mountain -- Chipley

Which brings me to the community in Cherokee County that is now more politically correctly called Free Home. It used to be Free N..... (can't even spell it out for fear of being banned from this site for life, maybe even jail time) for the freed slave that lived in the area.
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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As fun as these Georgia names are, I am now in Texas and there are some doozies out here:

Muleshoe
Earth
Happy
Prosper
Humble
Bee Cave
Dimmit

The flat arid panhandle has produced

Levelland
Plainview
Brownfield


That's just a quick glance over my map, I know there are plenty more but then again this is a Georgia town thread.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:41 AM
 
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Ok.. folks if you have any photos of road signs bearing these unusual place names.. pls post.
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
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Great Idea, Disgusta!
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Willacoochee, GA
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I guess you may include Willacoochee. It's believed to mean "Home of the Wildcat", it's an Indian Name. I included the city limit sign of Willacoochee.

Then to the west of us (Willacoochee) is Alapaha (also an Indian Name) and north of us (Willacoochee) is Ocilla (an Indian Name too).

Willacoochee is in Atkinson County
Alapaha is in Berrien County
Ocilla is in Irwin County
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:47 PM
 
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Willacoochie definately qualifies as an UNUSUAL name... I like it.
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