Yes, Virginia.........there IS a Toadsuck, TX. I saw someone on Dave's Garden 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!!!!!!!!!!
The person from Toadsuck TX posted this link on Dave's Garden: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/o.../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, 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!