America is full of unique places with even more unique names. Some of them truly make you scratch your head and wonder why they have the names they do. Here are some of the most unusual town names in America that are sure to surprise you.
- Monkeys Eyebrow, Kentucky
One of the most intriguing and unusual town names in the United States is Monkeys Eyebrow in Kentucky. The origin of the name is actually quite innocent and a bit of a heartwarming anecdote. Over a century ago, the daughter of the local postmaster had a bowed eyebrow that reminded her father of a monkey’s. He gave the town this affectionate name in honor of her.
- Bugtussle, Oklahoma
Not to be confused with the popular 1960s folk song “Butterfly”, Bugtussle, OK is actually an unincorporated community located in Johnston County. Supposedly, the origin of the name is a bit of an enigma, however, some believe it may be derived from an early settler who pronounced his last name “Birch Thistle” in an odd manner.
- Bumble Bee, Arizona
Found nestled in the foothills of the Bradshaw Mountains about an hour northwest of Phoenix, Bumble Bee, AZ unsurprisingly bears its name because of the vast amounts of bumblebees found in the region in the early 1840s.
- Toad Suck, Arkansas
Toad Suck, Arkansas may sound like a slight to the amphibious creature, but its name is actually rather charming. It is believed that the town was given its name when local bargemen of the Arkansas River would take a break at the nearby lock and dam and partake in drinking on the Sabbath day while they waited for the lock to open.
- Why Not, Mississippi
This may be an underrated motto to live by, but only one town managed to make it into a unique name. This community in Jones County bears the unincorporated name of Why Not, and its origin is just as intriguing as its name.