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Naughtiest Town Names in America

alex atkins bookshelf wordsNames are fascinating, aren’t they? Who hasn’t read an article about a town, say Intercouse, Pennsylvania, and wondered how people would respond if you told them that you were from Intercourse (after all, in one sense, aren’t we all?). Hey, it could be worse. You could be from Balltown, Iowa; Dickshooter, Idaho; Wiener, Arkansas; or Sugar Tit, South Carolina. There’s no shortage of these…

America, of course, was founded by people who were independent, resourceful, hard-working, and some times a bit idiosyncratic — as revealed by the naughty or perverse (or at the very least, sexually-suggestive) names that they chose for their towns. There are more than 3 million placenames in America — names for villages, towns, cities, mountains, rivers, and so forth. Some of these places are tiny, some are ghost towns — but they do have a formal place name that could be considered lewd or obscene. A list of the naughtiest town names in America is largely due to the fact that west of the thirteen original colonies, most towns were named by individuals with little education, and no official authority. Early pioneers just happened to be there and if they wanted a post office to receive mail, they needed a name for their town or village — regardless of how it might be perceived by moralists. They gathered in local establishment, like a school, church or market and voted on a name. Here are some of the naughtiest names of towns in America:

ALABAMA: Ballplay, Boar Tush, Smut Eye

ALASKA: Clam Gulch, Covenant Life, Kokhanok, Manley Hot Springs, Mary’s Igloo, North Pole

ARIZONA: Cyclopic, Kaka, Parker Strip, Show Low, Three Way

ARKANSAS: Bald Knob, Biggers, Blue Ball, Boeuf, Corning, Flippin, Greasy Corner, Pea Ridge, Romance, Toad Suck, Weiner

CALIFORNIA: Bush, Chubbuck, Clam Beach, Fort Dick, Hooker, Johnsondale, Johnsons, Old Fig Garden, Peters, Prunedale, Raisin City, Ragged Point, Ragtown, Rough and Ready, Shafter, Woody

COLORADO: Atwood, Beaver Creek, Delores, Hotchkiss, Johnson Village, Lay, Loveland, Lubers, Slagger, Wetmore, Woodrow, Woody Creek

CONNECTICUT: Happyland, Moosup, Seymour, Essex

DELAWARE: Blue Ball, Bunting, Cave Colony, Cocked Hat, Cowgills Corner, Hoars Addition, Midnight Thicket, Swallow Hill

FLORIDA: Briny Breezes, Bunker Donation, Chattahoochee, Fluffy Landing, Miccosukee, Needmore, Wildwood

GEORGIA: Balls Ferry, Boneville, Butts, Cumming, Experiment, Faceville, Flippen, Gumlog, Hardup, Lumpkin, Pyles Marsh

HAWAII: Honaunau-Napoopoo

IDAHO: Athol, Bone, Cream Can Junction, Dickshooter, Dingle, Hand Place, Headquarters, Player Place, Slickpoo, Wickahoney

ILLINOIS: Bone Gap, Boody, Breeds, Bush, Chicken Bristle, Chittyville, Diswood, Dongola, Ficklin, Honey Bend, Kumler, La Fox, Lick Creek, Love, Shobonier

INDIANA: Beaver City, French Lick, Effingham, Floyds Knobs, Friendswood, Gnaw Bone, Rocky Ripple, Spurgeon

IOWA: Balltown, Beaverdale, Cumming, Fertile, Hard Scratch, Inwood, Manly, Sac City

KANSAS: Deerhead, Dry Wood, Skiddy

KENTUCKY: Bald Knob, Beaver Dam, Beaverlick, Bigbone, Broad Bottom, Co-Operative, Girdler, Knob Lick, Load, Morehead, Mud Lick, Sugar Tit

LOUISIANA: Dry Prong, Grosse Tete, Grand Cane, Hardwood, Lucky

MAINE: Bangor, Owls Head, Schoodic, Shady Nook

MARYLAND: Blue Ball Village, Bushwood, Cockeysville, Crapo, Dames Quarter, Loveville

MASSACHUSETTS: Felchville, Mashpee, Woods Hole

MICHIGAN: Climax, Colon, Dick, Felch, Green Bush, Romeo, Sac Bay

MINNESOTA: Ball Bluff, Ball Club, Balsam, Beaver, Big Woods, Burnsville, Bush Landing, Chokio, Clappers, Climax, Comstock, Cumming, Embarrass, Erhard, Goldenrod, Good Thunder, Johnson, Kiester, Makinem, Moorhead, Remer, Sexton, Underwood, Whipholt

MISSISSIPPI: Biggersville, Buckatunna, Hushpuckena, Leakesville, Purvis, Saukum, Shivers, Splunge, Sweatman, Woodville

MISSOURI: Conception, Conception Junction, Cooter, Corning, Fidelity, Ginger Blue, Knob Noster, Licking, Loose Creek, Number Eight, Pilot Knob, Tightwad, Wide Ford, Wien, Wood

MONTANA: Big Sag, Comertown

NEBRASKA: Beaver City, Colon, Comstock, Dix, Lodgepole, Ough, Purple Cane, Valentine

NEVADA: Coyote Hole, Jackpot, Lovelock, Pahrump, Parker Strip, Sugar Bunker

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Effingham, Merrimack

NEW JERSEY: Antrim, Bay Head, Buttzville, Manahawkin, Nutley, Ramtown, Ringwood, Spotswood, Succasunna, Tuckahoe

NEW MEXICO: Bluit, Crown Point, Faywood, Loving, Lovington, Pie Town, Truth or Consequences

NEW YORK: Atwood, Ausable Chasm, Baiting Hollow, Ballston, Butternuts, Climax, Conewango, Conquest, Corning, Croton-On-Hudson, Cumminsville, Coxsackie, Feura Bush, Fort Johnson, Glen Head, Johnson, Johnson City, Kringsbush, Mannsville, Porcaville, Pound Ridge, Rathbone, Rockwood, Rodman, Sugarbush

NORTH CAROLINA: Aho, Blowing Rock, Butters, Climax, Coinjock, Engelhard, Forbush, Hobucken, Hookerton, Lizard Lick, Love Valley, Low Gap, Mann’s Harbor, Nags Head, Pee Dee, Rhodiss, Roughhedge, Stumpy Point

NORTH DAKOTA: Cummings, Spiritwood

OHIO: Ballville, Corning, Dry Run, Kunkle, Knockemstiff, Laings, Licking View, Long Bottom, Mack, Pee Pee Township, Plumwood, Seaman, Shadyside, Spunky Puddle, Trotwood

OKLAHOMA: Beaver, Bowlegs, Bushyhead, Dripping Springs, Greasy, Hooker, Jumbo, Loving, Olustee, Pump Back

OREGON: Ballston, Beaverton, Bridal Veil, Butteville, Climax, Drain, Wankers Corner, Woodburn

PENNSYLVANIA: Big Beaver, Blue Ball, Black Lick, Coplay, Hopwood, Hop Bottom, Intercourse, Lickdale, New Beaver, Rough and Ready, Virginville, Youngwood

RHODE ISLAND: Cranston, Woonsocket

SOUTH CAROLINA: Fingerville, Ninety Six, Sugar Tit, Thicketty

SOUTH DAKOTA: Beaver Crossing, Black Pipe, Bonesteel, Castlewood, Hooker, Rumpus Ridge, Swett

TENNESSEE: Ballplay, Big Barren Creek, Bumpus Mills, Finger, Flippin, Guys, Lick Skillet, Nutbush, Rockwood, Shackle Island, Sweet Lips, Wartburg

TEXAS: Bangs, Bleakwood, Camp Wood, Cumby, Cumings, Comstock, Dickens, Ding Dong, Friendswood, Glaze City, Greatwood, Jean-Loving, Kinkler, Latex, Leakey, Lovelady, Rockwood, Snook, Spearman, Tool

UTAH: Beaver, Beaver Dam, Honeyville, Koosharem, Nibley, Shivwits, Teasdale, Virgin, Whipup, Wildwood

VERMONT: Antrim, Cozy Corner, Essex, Hancock, Shaftsbury, Woodford

VIRGINIA: Allison Gap, Assawoman, Bloxom, Brightwood, Bumpass, Fancy Gap, Onancock, Pound, Short Pump, Tuckahoe

WASHINGTON: Babcock, Bangor, Baring, Big Bottom, Chimacum, Chuckanut, Chumstick, Humptulips, Kooskooskie, Packwood

WEST VIRGINIA: Bald Knob, Beech Bottom, Big Chimney, Big Sandy, Brohard, Cloverlick, Concepcion, Cougar, Cougar Valley, Cucumber, Droop, Floe, Johnson Crossroads, Knobs, Lick Creek, Longpole, Mercers Bottom, Nutterville, Organ Cave, Pickle Street, Pinch, Pipestern, Rimel, Romance, Sandlick, Stony Bottom, Wood

WISCONSIN: Breed, Cheat Lake, Dickeyville, Clam Falls, Imalone, Longwood, Sextonville, Spooner, Spread Eagle, Tainter

WYOMING: Goshen Hole, Hoback, McNutt, Meeteetse, Miner’s Delight, Ten Sleep, Teton Village

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For further reading: http://www.estately.com/blog/2016/09/the-complete-list-of-lewd-sounding-town-names-in-america/
A Place Called Peculiar: Stories About Unusual American Place-Names by Frank Gallant

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