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Arielluria
06-25-2008, 10:43 AM
Yes, Virginia.........there IS a Toadsuck, TX. I saw someone on Dave's Garden (http://www.davesgarden.com) with that city name and asked if it was for real. I thought my mom lived in a wild sounding town: Gun Barrel City, TX, but I'd say TOADSUCK, TX has got that beat!!!!!!!!!!:teehee:

The person from Toadsuck TX posted this link on Dave's Garden: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/TT/hvt74.html. He/she also said this "Where my house is now I lovingly call the "trountry" ya know, where the town stops flat and the country begins...according to history, my house just about sits right on top of that old saloon site."

This is what the above link says:
TOADSUCK, TEXAS. Toadsuck, originally called Toadsuck Saloon, later became part of Collinsville in western Grayson County. Settlers arrived in the area in the late 1850s, and in 1869 a townsite was surveyed near Toadsuck Saloon, then located a half mile southeast of what is now the site of Collinsville. The town of Toadsuck took the name of the saloon. It may have been named by John Jones, an early settler and mill owner, after the city of Toadsuck, Arkansas. According to legend, the name was originally a reference to men consuming liquor until they swelled up like toads. In 1869 William (Alfalfa Bill) Henry David Murray,qv who later became a notable Oklahoma governor, was born in Toadsuck. The Texas and Pacific line was built within three quarters of a mile of Toadsuck in 1880, and by 1887 most of its businesses and residents had moved to the tracks. The railroad town was named Collinsville when it was incorporated in the 1890s.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Ancestors and Descendants: Grayson County, Texas (Sherman, Texas: Grayson County Genealogical Society, 1980). Frank X. Tolbert, "Tolbert's Texas" Scrapbook, Barker Texas History Center, University of Texas at Austin.
Lisa C. Maxwell


If you know of any other INTERESTING city names, please post. I love those!
:woot:

mwhite
06-25-2008, 11:35 AM
:roflhard: :roflhard: Cool info, too!

vaknitter
06-25-2008, 11:45 AM
Haha that's pretty funny. Here is VA we have a township of Bumpass !

feministmama
06-25-2008, 11:55 AM
I always thought Pahrump Nevada was a funny sounding name

cindycactus
06-25-2008, 11:56 AM
We have Two Egg, Florida. A little bacon and some grits and there is breakfast!!! Love Toadsuck though!!! :roflhard:

Cynamar
06-25-2008, 01:14 PM
That's better than Intercourse, Pennsylvania!

Arielluria
06-25-2008, 01:43 PM
No Way! Is that really a town?!? LOL! I know what THEIR favorite passtime is!

:roflhard:
That's better than Intercourse, Pennsylvania!

Cynamar
06-25-2008, 01:53 PM
Yep. It's real. Bet their population is booming!

Lucy78green
06-25-2008, 02:10 PM
There is a small town in Ireland in Donegal called Muff, they also have their own diving school (http://www.muffdivingclub.ie/) - causes no end of hilarity. They sell t-shirts etc though so I think they can trade on it

Jan in CA
06-25-2008, 02:23 PM
There is a small town in Ireland in Donegal called Muff, they also have their own diving school (http://www.muffdivingclub.ie/) - causes no end of hilarity. They sell t-shirts etc though so I think they can trade on it

:noway:

No way that some of these can be posted.. :teehee:
http://www.keepersoflists.org/index.php?lid=3864

kayeknit
06-25-2008, 07:07 PM
There is a Sugar Tit in Kentucky, as well as in South Carolina. There is also a Beaver Lick and a Big Bone Lick in Kentucky. :shock:
Oh, my, I can't believe I'm repeating these!!
It's all pretty funny... If you want to have a good laugh with more of these crazy names, click here (http://philbrodieband.com/jokes-jokes_town_names.htm). (I especially like "Pee Pee in Pike County, Ohio") :rofl:

PCwombat
06-25-2008, 07:08 PM
Lol, when I read the topic heading, my first thought was all of the funny town names in PA. :) One of the most amusing things is that most of them are Amish towns.

Wanda Witch
06-25-2008, 07:16 PM
Can't you just picture this? You are on a 'service' call that ends up somewhere in India and when asked for your name, address, etc., would they ever believe it? Maybe, because they are in another country they wouldn't understand? Don't count on it. This is too much. And, I thought, when living in Northern Cal Rough and Ready was funny. :rofl: :teehee:

princessbonniejane
06-25-2008, 08:20 PM
These are streets not city names but I thought they were funny. When I went to the mannings in PA I had to drive on a street name peepee drive. And I think this is sorta funny for FL ( Because they have a lot of palm trees) We just moved to Fernandina beach FL and we live on Palm Bluff Drive. I just thought it was funny. If you don't that's fine with me. Lol

KnittingNana
09-16-2008, 01:21 AM
:noway:

No way that some of these can be posted.. :teehee:
http://www.keepersoflists.org/index.php?lid=3864

I've been to Bangs & Noodle, both on the band bus during football season when our son was in school. Bangs is also where one of the Nashville Star contestants is from. I've also been to Flower Mound, New Boston & Paris.

On a road trip to Ohio last month we went through Lebanon, MO; Cuba, MO; Pocahontas, IL; South Vienna, OH; Dublin, OH. :happydance:

Plantgoddess+
09-16-2008, 06:55 PM
My favorite name has always been Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Alberta Canada.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
09-17-2008, 12:44 AM
according to the link jan posted, toad suck is in arkansas, not texas :shrug:

Jan in CA
09-17-2008, 01:19 AM
according to the link jan posted, toad suck is in arkansas, not texas :shrug:

It is as far as I know. I just looked it up on Google Maps and included the TX as part of the search and it still shows it in Arkansas. Either way it's a goofy name.

Crycket
09-17-2008, 02:03 AM
I think Tina Turner was born in a town called Nutbush and somewhere there is a town called Christmas too, I think...

but there is this

http://www.af4k.com/townname.htm

I have to wonder about LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIO GOGOGOCH, Anglesy, Wales

but it was Manley Hot Springs, AK that made me lol!

saracidaltendencies
09-17-2008, 02:06 AM
We have Licking, Mo...lol...But, I think the best of all is in Austria...F***ing, Austria :roflhard:

F***ing, Austria Info (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/****ing,_Austria)

And at Snopes (http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/austria.asp)

Jan in CA
09-17-2008, 10:23 AM
We have Licking, Mo...lol...But, I think the best of all is in Austria...F***ing, Austria :roflhard:

F***ing, Austria Info (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/****ing,_Austria)

And at Snopes (http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/austria.asp)

:noway: OMG! :roflhard:

Daylilydayzed
09-17-2008, 11:57 PM
When I was a child , my parents would take us on vacation to West Vawhere we would pass a sign that said Pinch and Tight Population 306. The thing is this, Pinch was one little town and Tight was another small town but had to combine the poulation totals to be listed on a sign. We always looked for the sign because the first one who saw it got to pinch the person next to them in the car.