And the Oddest Town Name in the US Is …
Texas has its share of strange town names.
The state is dotted with towns with names that stand out like, Nimrod, Bug Tussle, Uncertain, Zipperlandville, and Ding Dong.
But thankfully, none of those were singled out by a new article featuring the most unfortunate town names in the US. Findmypast.com gives us the winner – or perhaps the loser in this case. It’s not far away, so maybe you’ve been there.
Toad Suck, Ark., is the most unfortunate town name, according to Find My Past.
How in the world did that name come to be?
It got its name from steamboat crews that would stay in town if the Arkansas River was too shallow to continue on. The crews would hang out at a bar where locals said: “They suck on the bottle ’til they swell up like toads.” When you put it like that, perhaps some town right here in East Texas could have ended up with the name Toad Suck.
Another unfortunate names included: Belchertown, Massachusetts and Assawoman, Maryland. Be thankful you don’t live in those places.