Weird City Names

Here's an amusing list of weird city and town names. Of course, I immediately wondered if all these names were real, so I checked a random sample in Mapquest. Nothing came up for Hornytown, North Carolina (a google search didn't turn up any offical website for it either, though there is a widespread report, probably false, that Hornytown has banned massage parlors). Nor was there a Love Ladies, New Jersey in Mapquest. That doesn't mean Hornytown and Love Ladies don't exist. It's just that I can't find them. However, according to Mapquest it would be possible to take a road trip from Intercourse, Pennsylvania to Hooker, Arkansas, with a quick stop in Hot Coffee, Mississippi, and finishing up in Climax, North Carolina.
Update: Apparently there is a 'Love Ladies' in New Jersey, but it's spelled all as one word: Loveladies, NJ. However, I've still found no evidence that there's a Hornytown in North Carolina, although there is a Hornyhead Mountain.
Update 2: By randomly typing words into Mapquest it turns out to be quite easy to come up with weird place names. In just a few minutes I came up with these: Shite Creek, Idaho; Trash Branch, Alabama; Weird Lake, Minnesota; and Dork Canal, Oregon.


Posted on Thu Nov 04, 2004


Hi Fellows:

Here on my state in Brazil we have town with weird names like: Balls (Pelotas/RS), Don't touch Me (Ṇo Me Toque/RS), Tree Steps (Tr̻s Passos/RS), Tie There (Gravata
Posted by Alexandre Stolte  in  Brazil  on  Sat Jan 15, 2005  at  12:18 PM
There's indeed a horneytown, along with a horneytown road.

I live about 5 minutes away, and one of my good friends is volunteer at the horneytown fire department.
Posted by Hannah  in  High Point, NC  on  Tue Jun 14, 2005  at  02:31 AM
theres a town in texas called Guy
Posted by Rachel  on  Thu Jul 14, 2005  at  03:16 PM
these are all from newfoundland.. as thats where i'm from.

dildo.. already mentioned.
conception bay
blow me down
come by chance
joe batt's arm
toogood arm
whitless bay
cow's head
bacon cove
hooping harbour
happy adventure
heart's desire
heart's content
heart's delight

there's a good few with body parts in them(head, arm, nose.. theres also noggin cove)

almost every small town in newfoundland (which is every single one aside from, like 5, is strange.

we win. hands down.
Posted by Sarah  in  newfie-land  on  Sun Aug 14, 2005  at  06:56 PM
Ever heard about a place called "Nothing" in Arizona? Funny, but it really exists!
Posted by Nosebear  on  Mon Sep 05, 2005  at  05:00 AM
Yup, there is, indeed Horneytown, NC. Note that it is spelled with an 'e' between the 'n' and the 'y'.
Posted by BB  in  Wallburg, NC  on  Tue Sep 13, 2005  at  07:42 AM
I live near somewhere called Nempnett Thrubwell. It's not dodgy or anything, but the name amuses me.
Posted by Tanya  on  Mon Oct 17, 2005  at  09:09 AM
i live in pa and there is a blue balls, its not far from intercourse.
Posted by kim  in  pa  on  Fri Oct 21, 2005  at  07:33 PM
The reason I found this site was I googled Hornytown because I saw a picture of a Pierce fire truck (made in Wis) with the name Hornytown on it and wondered were it was. So Hannah I've seen your friend's fire truck.
Posted by will  in  Wisconsin  on  Wed Nov 09, 2005  at  09:23 PM
Just to let you know there is also a hicksville in new york, it is locates on Long Island
Posted by nick  in  va  on  Mon Nov 14, 2005  at  07:06 PM
yea there is a community called Horneytown, its just a crossroads though, with a gas station a grill and a volunteer fire department. its not officially a town. and yes there was a massage parlor located there but the COUNTY shut it down since they are not allowed in that county. Horneytown has no mayor or governing body
Posted by terry  on  Sun Nov 20, 2005  at  04:44 PM
Horneytown IS a REAL town. It is right outside of High Point(off old 311, called High Point Rd) and 66(kernersville). There is a small grill there(Tucker's Grill) AND a Horneytown fire department, it is a volunteer station. I know this BC my husband is on the Horneytown fire department! You will not find "horneytown, NC" on mapquest though. And the thing about banning massage parlor's is NOT true, ACTUALLY it was that Horneytown had the FIRST massage parlor!! To find Horneytown on a map you would have to search for Horneytown Rd. Which is near Curry Rd, High Point/Walburg Rd and as i said High Point Rd( old 311). Hope this clears everything up!! They also SELL horneytown Fire Department T-shirts at the fire station!! The station number is 29!!
Posted by Kim  in  NC  on  Mon Dec 05, 2005  at  11:05 AM
Hollywood, Arkansas and Sugarloaf, Arkansas Booneville, Arkansas
Posted by Heather  on  Thu Dec 15, 2005  at  08:43 AM
There is a los banos in california
Posted by matt  on  Sun Jan 08, 2006  at  07:05 PM
Wanna live in Soda Creek, B.C.(Its in Canada)Theres also a place called Penny. Its population is just 8!!
Posted by k  in  Canada  on  Tue Jan 31, 2006  at  10:43 PM
there is a hookertown in the US, i know this because i was watching Jay Leno and they had Miss Hooker Town on the show. hahaha
Posted by scott  in  canada  on  Sat May 06, 2006  at  01:45 PM
there really is a Horneytown in NC.
Posted by Caer  in  RI  on  Wed May 24, 2006  at  04:54 PM
There's a place called Cock Town
Posted by Caer  on  Wed May 24, 2006  at  04:59 PM
Twatt In Orkney UK
Posted by Iridium  in  Middlesbrough  on  Thu May 25, 2006  at  05:03 AM
There is a horneytown nc it's just north of high point nc. But it does not have a post office, therefore there is no actual address of horneytown, nc High point is the closes post office, so it's a high point address.
Posted by thre is a horneytown  on  Fri May 26, 2006  at  02:10 PM
There is an area in North Carolina that is called "Horneytown", it is not an actual city name, but they do have there own volunteer fire station. The area was named that because some the first residents last name was Horney (bad for them, lol. It is located between High Point and Kernersville. I acutally have a "Horneytown North Carolina" license plate, but would not dare put it on my car! I don't know about the whole massage palor thing, but anything is possible. Hope this helps!
Posted by Dean  in  Florida  on  Thu Jun 01, 2006  at  10:30 AM
We have a No Name, Colorado, just outside of Glenwood Springs. It's not really a town, more of an exit. It's exit 119 on 1-70 - I believe you can only access it going east. The only reason I've ever taken it is to access it as a put in or take out point for rafting the Shoshone part of the Colorado River.
Posted by Dena  in  Colorado  on  Tue Aug 29, 2006  at  05:04 PM
Just a few interesting places....

Tittie Butte (roughly half way between Portland, Or and Boise, Id)
N44 47
Posted by Roy  in  Mississippi  on  Wed Sep 20, 2006  at  09:23 AM
We went to HorneyTown, NC a couple of years ago and bought t-shirts at the local Fire House and license plates at the local store. It's tiny but it's there. And if you keep driving, you will (excuse the pun) come across Climax.

Horney Town had a website last year but now it's gone. I found this though:

I bet you can still get t-shirts there.
Posted by Rosana  in  NYC  on  Thu Sep 21, 2006  at  07:14 PM
Hi All,

I just wanted to let you know that there is in fact a place named Horneytown, NC. I live about two miles from there. It may not be on mapquest, but it is still there. The town and the fire department were annexed into the City of High Point a couple of years ago, but the Horneytown Fire Department is still there, just across from an old gas station and Tuckers Grill. It is located at the intersection of Old 311 (High Point Rd.) and Hwy 66. Just thought you would like to hear from a native of the area that it does exist.
Posted by Rachel J.  in  High Point, NC  on  Sun Oct 15, 2006  at  10:39 AM
Just wanted to let you know. I am a North Carolina History prof. @ UNC-CH.

There is no... nor has there ever been a Hornytown NC.

While NC does have some great ones... LizardLick and so forth... Hornytown is a fake.
Posted by nsolica  in  Durham NC  on  Mon Nov 13, 2006  at  09:11 AM
How about Moorhead, Minnesota
Posted by Michelle  in  Florida  on  Wed Nov 22, 2006  at  09:18 AM
There is such a town called HORNEYTOWN,NC. Go to google. Type in Horneytown, NC. There is a link for mapquest to allow you to map it. Honestly, it's there. It's hornEy with an E. Not horny like PEOPLE
Posted by Justin S  in  Lexington, NC  on  Mon Dec 04, 2006  at  07:42 PM
I checked mapquest this morning 2-06-07 and guess what? HORNEYTOWN NC has made the map! Try it yourself...
Posted by Ray  in  Greensboro, NC  on  Tue Feb 06, 2007  at  07:15 AM
There's a place called Zzyzx in California on the way to Vegas.
Pretty cool name but not much to see but the desert.
Posted by Tai  in  Torrance, CA  on  Thu Feb 15, 2007  at  01:42 PM
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