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Dead Women Crossing, OK.

When your town’s name really is just a seed to a elaborate murder mystery…your town is Dead Women Crossing in Oklahoma. The origin of the name involves divorce, prostitutes, murder, and even suicide. Not necessarily in the order one would … Continue reading

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Smackover, AR.

It’s long overdue for to create an Arkansas search tag. Done. And to do it found the town that may lead the land in percentage of (former) population that’s in the college football hall of fame. The Wiki … Continue reading

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Slaughter Beach, DE.

It’s Halloween season so it’s time to uncover one of the country’s more gruesome names: Slaughter Beach. Often times, when looking up a cool sounding name, the answer is not as interesting as it would first appear. For example, one … Continue reading

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Rifle, CO.

You’d think that the town of Rifle in Colorado would have been linked to a lot of cool pop culture particularly of the western variety. However, it seems the best it can do was being mentioned in Stephen King’s The … Continue reading

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Ninety Six, SC

It stands to reason that the more specific the town name, the easier it should be to identify the origin of the name. Ninety Six exists to dissuade you from that notion. There is much confusion about the mysterious name, … Continue reading

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Horseheads, NY.

Ahh a town name that the creators of Godfather would be proud of. Horseheads is a town in Chemung County, New York, United States. The population was 19,485 at the 2010 census. The name of the town is derived from … Continue reading

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Puyallup, Wa. is not above pandering. At one point the state with the most site views on was Washington. So hello, Washintonians, do you know where the town Puyallup got its name? Named after the Puyallup Tribe of Native Americans, Puyallup … Continue reading

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Manns Choice, Pa.

Manns Choice seems like a poorly spelled and punctuated name for an ill-advised happy hour from a bygone era. It’s also a town name. In 1848, Congressman Job Mann pressured to have a post office at an unnamed village in Harrison Township. … Continue reading

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How Ruined Atlantic City. ruined Atlantic City. In the whimsical years pre-recession he used to go to Atlantic City maybe once a week. Especially in summer. He would gamble every time. Win or lose he’d spend money on booze. When he’d win he’d … Continue reading

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Jackpot, Nv.

It’s not surprising that Nevadans – with their cowboy streak – might have a roguish twinkle in their eyes that says, “We are going to do what we want and we are going to do it our way.” In Jackpot … Continue reading

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