OH Posted in Ohio May 17, 2015 by April Dray 8 Towns In Ohio That Have The Strangest Names You’ll Ever see Some cities and towns in Ohio have been pretty strangely named—and (most of them) for reasons unknown. The following is a list of what we consider to be the weirdest names of cities and towns in Ohio. 1) Knockemstiff buckeye45601/Flickr Pronounced just as it's spelled ("Knock 'em stiff") this small town in Ross County near Chillicothe now has a literary reputation, thanks to author Donald Ray Pollock. 2) Coolville peggydavis66/Flickr Located in Athens County (where all the cool kids live, of course.) 3) Jelloway Doug Kerr/Flickr Kox County is home to the small town of Jelloway (Where Jell-O is the way...?) 4) Defiance Bruce Wicks/Flickr Located in Defiance County, this city (south of Toledo) contains the site of Fort Defiance of the Northwest Territory Indian War. 5) Blue Ball Scott/Flickr Between Butler and Warren Counties you can find the town of Blue Ball. Local legend says the town council changed the name of the town in the 1800s to reflect a landmark—a blue metal sphere that was suspended above the intersection of two highways in the middle of town—because passerby had trouble reading the town's original sign. 6) Put-In-Bay Jim Wallace/Flickr South Bass Island is home to this village, named after its bay where people sailing on Lake Erie, would "put in" to during bad weather to wait out the storms. 7) Reminderville Raymond Wambsgans/Flickr This town, part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area, was actually named after a family (the Reminders.) 8) Celeryville Scott/Flickr Where celery is king. (But not really.) What other towns or cities in Ohio have especially strange names?