Alabama December 19, 2017
These 10 Alabama Towns Have The Silliest Names But Are So Worth A Visit
While driving through Alabama, you’ll come across several towns with the silliest names. As a matter of fact, many of the towns’ silly names will have you scratching your head. Listed below are 10 Alabama towns that have the silliest names. How many of these towns have you visited?
1. Burnt Corn
Burnt Corn, which is located in both Monroe and Conecuh counties, is a small farming community. Nobody knows exactly how the town earned its name. Its most familiar landmark is Burnt Corn General Store, which just so happens to be the former post office.
Located in Madison County, Normal is the site of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. This tiny town was established in 1890.
Screamer is located in Henry County. It's an unincorporated community that's situated just up the road from Abbeville - the home of Huggin' Molly.
4. Pine Apple
Pine Apple, which was originally called "Friendship," was incorporated in 1872. Located in Wilcox County, Pine Apple was named for the many pine and apple groves that were located nearby.
5. Smut Eye
"Welcome" was Smut Eye's original name. There are different versions that explain how this small town received the name "Smut Eye." The most common version is that George Pope, a blacksmith, came outside of the shop and his face was covered in smut. The only things visible were his eyes. Smut Eye is located in Bullock County.
6. Lower Peach Tree
Lower Peach Tree, which is located in Wilcox County, is an unincorporated community that was named after a peach tree that stood near the town's original site.
Founded in 1832, Choccolocco is an unincorporated town that's located in Calhoun County. It has approximately 3,000 residents and is well known for the Choccolocco Monster - local folklore that began in the 1960s. During that time, there were many reports of people seeing this creature.
Loachapoka, which only has around 200 residents, is located five miles from Auburn University's main campus. Pioneer Day is this tiny town's main annual event.
9. Zip City
Zip City is located in Lauderdale County. The reason for its name is that people used to "zip" through town to purchase alcohol at the Tennessee state line. Zip City dates back to the 1920s.
Slapout, which is also known as "Holtville," is an unincorporated community in Elmore County. Located only half an hour from Montgomery, Slapout earned its name because whenever a store owner from the 1920s was out of something, he'd tell his customers, "I'm slap out!"
What other silly town names in Alabama would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments!
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