These 11 Towns In Arkansas Have The Strangest Names You’ll Ever See
Every state has its doozies when it comes to strange or odd town names, but Arkansas is definitely in the running for weirdest. It’s interesting to try and trace the origins of these towns to see what exactly the settlers were thinking when they came up with these weird names. We could all use a laugh right about now, and these towns with strange names in Arkansas are sure to make you smile! In no particular order, here are some of our favorite towns in Arkansas with some of the strangest names you’ll ever see.
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Have you ever visited any of these towns in Arkansas? What are some other weird towns across the Natural State you’ve heard of, visited, or have lived in? Share in the comments below & we can all have a giggle at how Arkansas’s founders got so creative with our town names!
Address: Possum Grape, Glaize Township, AR 72020, USA
Address: Toad Suck, Union Township, AR 72016, USA
Address: Monkey Run, AR 72635, USA
Address: Goobertown, Brookland Township, AR 72417, USA
Address: Greasy Corner, AR 72346, USA
Address: Stinking Bay, Crockett Township, AR 72042, USA
Address: Weiner, AR 72479, USA
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towns with strange names in Arkansas
October 18, 2020
What is the smallest town in Arkansas?
The smaller town in Arkansas is Moscow, an unincorporated community located in Jefferson County. With an elevation of 194 feet, this tiny town covers about one square mile of land and has a population of less than ten people. Other small towns in Arkansas include Witts Springs, Valley Springs, Morrow, and Frenchmans Bayou which all have populations that hover below 50 people.
What unique words and phrases do people in Arkansas say?
Every state develops its own set of unique phrases and words that locals may not even think twice about, but they’ll sure raise a few eyebrows if said anywhere else. Although the Natural State has a lot of agriculture, if you hear someone ask “how ‘bout them Hogs,” you may be surprised to learn they are not referring to actual hogs. In the same vein, if you hear someone tell you that they are “headed up the hill this weekend,” you might want to check the football schedule for the Hogs.
What are the best small towns in Arkansas?
We love major cities like Little Rock, Jonesboro, and Hot Springs, but there’s a special place in our heart for Arkansas’ small towns. Small towns often have the most charm, the best local restaurants, and lovely shops and boutiques to stock up on local goods. Nestled in the Ozarks, Mountainburg is a scenic little town near Lake Fort Smith State Park, a beautiful state park with awe-inspiring overlooks. For fishermen, Lake Village is home to Lake Chicot where anglers can try to catch record-setting large-mouth bass.