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electricflyer
07-13-2015, 10:53 AM
Coming back from Houston I noticed a sign for a community called "Hot Coffee" in MS a little north of US Hwy 84, not an incorporated town. I started thinking of other strange or odd names of the like. How about Buck Snort, TN, Alligator MS, Bad Axe, MI, Gu-Win, AL, Intercourse, PA and Blue Ball, PA. I leave out all the Indian names predominately used in the West and Southwest. I grew up in Council Bluffs, IA of which it is the only one, named for the bluffs (technically called the Loess Hills, check that out also, very unusual) along the Missouri River where the Indians used to hold their council meetings, previously called Kanesville started by Mormons and a starting point for the westward trek to Salt Lake.

This ought to get the tongues wagging.
Marv

NN5I
07-13-2015, 11:10 AM
Two Egg, FL
Yee Haw Junction, FL

And then there's this little town in Austria ... (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/****ing,_Austria)

electricflyer
07-13-2015, 11:48 AM
I saw that also so I didn't want to upset the "apple cart", there is also a town in Australia that has it's sign stolen a lot, until they set the name in a large piece of granite. (google most stolen signs)

NN5I
07-13-2015, 12:02 PM
I saw that also so I didn't want to upset the "apple cart", there is also a town in Australia that has it's sign stolen a lot, until they set the name in a large piece of granite. (google most stolen signs)

Did you mean the one in England?

N3LYT
07-13-2015, 04:46 PM
Kent England "World's end" I didn't go to the end of that one.

Radio
07-13-2015, 05:06 PM
There is Gay, GA.

Also Santa Claus and Bethlehem, GA. Each Christmas they share a post mark with Bethlehem, PA and folks come from miles around (even states away) to mail their Christmas cards from Bethlehem.

There is also fashionable Argyle, GA. We haven't quite figured out Enigma, GA. And who wouldn't want to miss friendly Carl, GA? :eek:

In North Carolina there is Nags Head (where is the rest of her?) Duck, and Ocracoke which brings to mind an awful idea for a soft drink.

In Alabama there is Hurricane (Near the Gulf, naturally) and Pine Apple, not Pineapple.

electricflyer
07-13-2015, 08:31 PM
Also Santa Claus and Bethlehem, GA. Each Christmas they share a post mark with Bethlehem, PA and folks come from miles around (even states away) to mail their Christmas cards from Bethlehem.



I didn't think about those. I know there is Valentine, NE were they get a lot of mail for a postmark on Feb 14th. I can't remember the whole name of a town or city in Michigan somewhere west of the Flint/Saginaw area that is Eat (***). Something like Eat Fred or Eat Edgar, it obviously doesn't have a large population. I did some work for startup calibration of the process instrumentation of a taconite refinery in the Michigan UP just a little west of Marquette at a town called Ishpeming next to Michigammi for a few northern Indian names. All the people living there did was hunt, fish and drink beer, not in that order. I asked them what they did in summer and the answer was they had a picnic that day.

NN5I
07-13-2015, 08:52 PM
Kent England "World's end" I didn't go to the end of that one.

Are you thinking of Land's End? There are at least two in Britain (one in Kent and one in Wales). Many scholars believe -- so do I -- that the marshes around Land's End in Kent were the setting for the chapters in the epic of Beowulf (just about the earliest scrap of written English we have, 700 AD or so) in which the hero Beowulf kills the monster Grendel's mother, after killing Grendel himself (herself?) in the great hall of Heorot, which (according to these scholars) was on the Kentish island whose modern name is Harty.

Other scholars think Beowulf is set in Norway or Denmark. Pooh.

wa8yxm
07-14-2015, 09:15 AM
In Michigan we have a few towns
Climax (site of the first "Rual Free Delivery" post office (RFD)
Christmas
Hell
Paradise
Flushing (forgot that one and added it on Edit)

Coldwater (Where you can buy a hot water heater) and the best place to buy a Trailer Brake Controller: Tekonsha of course (Though those are included because the 1st was a radio commercial and the 2nd.. Well did you know those were made in Michigan? I did)

In PA is the town of Intercourse

And then we have the following Video link....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk9eaZGZmA4

There is a danger in loving the art of singing.. You learn or learn of a LOT of songs... Never sang that one.. but.. Well.. I know of it (Thank you Matt Wattroba).

electricflyer
07-14-2015, 09:45 AM
The town I was mentioning in Australia is Sh**tington.

NN5I
07-14-2015, 12:37 PM
The town I was mentioning in Australia is Sh**tington.

Thought so. As far as I can determine (by Googling), there's no place by that name in Australia.

There's a S**ttington in Bedfordshire (in eastern England), though.

Also there's a S**tterton in Dorset (a county in SW England).

electricflyer
07-14-2015, 04:23 PM
My bad. I thought it was Australia.

NN5I
07-14-2015, 06:13 PM
My bad. I thought it was Australia.

Nyaa nyaa nyaa. ;)

N3LYT
07-14-2015, 06:24 PM
The eastern most town in the US is West Quoddy Maine.

ke0me
07-14-2015, 06:36 PM
How about:

Conception Junction, MO
Knob Lick, MO
Tightwad, MO
Toad Suck, AK
Hygiene, CO
and of course,

Last Chance, CO

enjoy!

NN5I
07-14-2015, 08:03 PM
The eastern most town in the US is West Quoddy Maine.

I was certain that this was not so.

West Quoddy is at 44 48 N, 66 57 W.

Several islands in the Aleutians have east longitudes and are therefore east of any place, like West Quoddy, that has a west longitude. The Aleutians, of course, are part of Alaska and therefore part of the USA.

Amchitka, for example, is at 51 28 N, 178 56 E, which is almost as far east as there is.

But it turns out that none of the Aleutian Islands with east longitudes are inhabited. No people, no towns. So you're right after all.

Although West Quoddy isn't the easternmost place in the USA, it is, just as you say, the easternmost town.

Alaska has the northernmost, westernmost, and easternmost places in the USA.

Who'd'a thunk it?

coupevillefish
07-14-2015, 11:18 PM
How about BORING, Oregon.

N3LYT
07-15-2015, 04:11 PM
Perry Maine is half way between the equator and the north pole.

ke0me
07-16-2015, 07:15 AM
the southern most point of the continental US is in Key West, Fl. I would send u a pic but the line of folks waiting to get their picture taken by the marker there was way too long to wait.
However, I found that the southern most point in US states in Hawaii was almost deserted, so we got some pics from there.
Now if I could just find the pics, I seem to hav

ke0me
07-16-2015, 07:17 AM
oops, fat fingered the tablet.

I seem to have my pics scattered over multiple drives and media.

NN5I
07-16-2015, 08:04 AM
I seem to have my pics scattered over multiple drives and media.

Yeah, me too. Just bought a new camera (well, a couple weeks ago) and I'm working on a way to organize the pics. The new camera lets me specify part of the filename it gives to each pic, and I'm gonna change it each month so the filename tells me when I took the pic. Maybe A01 for 2001 January, B12 for 2002 December, and so on. I wonder if it'll let me use Greek or Cyrillic letters if I live past Z12 (2026 December), which isn't all that likely but is possible. The menus support various languages that use various alphabets. Gotta run an experiment.

Hmmm, it also supports German (), Spanish (), and Portuguese (). Mebbe I could live even longer ...

I've lived in Florida, off and on, for 35 of my 74 years, and never been to Key West. Shame on me.

*** Later *** The camera supports only the English alphabet for file naming. Can't use other alphabets in filenames. Phoo.

N3LYT
07-16-2015, 02:50 PM
Hey Carl right click on the picture file under properties it will tell you when it was taken and at what time. (provided you set the cameras time/ date)

NN5I
07-16-2015, 06:05 PM
Hey Carl right click on the picture file under properties it will tell you when it was taken and at what time. (provided you set the cameras time/ date)

Yah, it has a lot of info in the metadata. Time, date, camera, camera settings, lens, focal length, focused distance, f-stop, shutter speed, white balance, how I was holding the camera (really!), and who knows what all.

But before I can right-click the pic, I have to find the pic, and usually I want to find the pics shot on a certain date or dates. Naming by date will help a lot.

I can specify the first three characters of the filename , and I've decided on 15A for 2015-January, 15B for 2015-February, and so forth. This month is 15G, next month is 15H, et cetera. January of next year will be 16A. My 100th birthday will occur in 40K. That system need not be changed unless I live to be 160 years old, which is improbable even for me.

N3LYT
07-16-2015, 06:52 PM
Ok your on your own when you have hundreds of pictures to sort through. I probably have a hundred or more on a compact flash card drives my wife nuts.

Cutter46
03-27-2016, 11:47 AM
In Redding Ca there is a road sign that say's

Igo
veterans cemetery
Ono
Next Right

Jpatrickc
03-27-2016, 01:07 PM
In PA

Bird in Hand
Intercourse
Paradise
Enola ( Alone spelled backwards )

wa8yxm
03-28-2016, 06:14 PM
http://www.com-www.com/JohnForster/enteringmarion-3.mp3

N4MU Papi
02-26-2018, 12:36 PM
There's a North, South Carolina...and a South, North Carolina
and there are TWO towns in South Carolina named "Elgin". (Go figure)
Let's not forget: Taintsville, FL
"It taint Chuleota and it taint Oviedo" :giggle:

AC7FM
02-28-2018, 10:21 AM
One of my favorites, "Dunmovin, California". I imagine that's where someone's wagon broke!

Here in Nevada we have places called Arabia, Bolivia, Bullfrog, Carp, Devil's Throat, Jiggs, Rabbithole and a bunch of Indian names that I can't even pronounce.

electricflyer
02-28-2018, 07:19 PM
One I can always remember is Buck Snort, TN

Radio
03-01-2018, 05:55 PM
Get a map of the Appalachian Trail... the names of some of the places and features can be interesting, from the tame stuff like Standing Indian and Cowpens, to the more outlandish stuff like Picken's Nose.