Odd Place Names of Missouri



Original article here.

Tightwad, MO
Crybaby Holler, MO
Barely Do, MO
Old Dishrag, MO
Hell on the Line, MO
Not, MO
Rat, MO
Competition, MO
Koshkonong, MO
Peculiar, MO
Frankenstein, MO
Romance, MO
Braggadocio, MO

Yup, them's some odd names, allright.
     Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 15, 2015
     Category: Regionalism | Weird Names | North America

Well, what's a township supposed to do when all the good names (like St. Louis, Joplin, KC, and Furgeson) have already been taken?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/15/15 at 09:23 AM
Actually, I've got a great aunt down in Tightwad. some of those places really are podunk (to use the local phrase for it).
Posted by Alassirana on 04/15/15 at 01:07 PM
When I lived / worked in Pittsburgh, PA, there was mention one morning about one of my co-workers driving in from Indiana every morning. I was new enough to the area that I thought that he was driving across the state of Ohio to get to work. Silly me!

Looking at a map of the area, I found Indiana, PA. I also found California, PA. Pennsylvania was a state long before California joined the Union. Go figure.
Posted by KDP on 04/15/15 at 03:47 PM
Incognito was my favorite town name ... see if you can find it ❓
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 04/15/15 at 09:16 PM
Frankenstein! I like it!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/15/15 at 09:21 PM
They missed one of the best ones.
Just a few miles down the road is the sleepy little town of Knob Lick.
I told the wife when we moved here I would never be called a Knob Licker.
Posted by Rex on 04/16/15 at 12:11 PM
Rex, not far from here is an elevation called Gobbler's Knob. Scratch Ankle used to be down the road but it's a ghost town now. None of the Pennsylvania folks mentioned the little Amish towns of Intercourse and Fertility.
Posted by Angie unduplicated on 04/21/15 at 09:45 PM

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