Kansas December 14, 2017
These 8 Kansas Towns Have The Silliest Names But Are So Worth A Visit
Have you ever looked at your map and thought to yourself, “Who named a town something like this?” Well, we’ve collected just a few of them for you. From famous cities in other states to words that are just plain odd, these towns are one of a kind. They don’t sound like names for places in Kansas, but here they are, the silliest names we’ve got.
Coffeyville is not actually a place of many coffees, but it is a great small town to spend the day exploring. Eat at Lannings, grab a drink at Yoke, and make an adventure out of it.
Sedans are a type of vehicle, though I don't imagine they could guess that in 1876 when the town was founded. However, it always makes me chuckle as I come through the town named after a car.
I think Home (also called Home City) is a silly name because of how literal it is. Though it was established under this name due to a post office created in someone's home in 1874. However, not knowing the history of this tiny unincorporated town, you would only assume it was just a name picked when they were out of ideas.
Okay, everyone has a day where they slack off for a while and don't accomplish much. However, I want to meet the person who named this town Plains, and give them an award. It's the home of the widest Main street in the U.S. at 155 feet 5 inches. Both the Plains Tavern and Mama Finas are great places to eat if you'd like a tasty meal while you're here, though.
Garfield is a lovely town, but I can't help but think of a loveable orange cat that loves lasagna more than anything else. In reality, we all can guess that it's named after President Garfield, but I can't stop seeing that cat. As for great places to be here, I'd recommend the Altitude Chophouse.
3. Long Island
Sometimes you just have to wonder what could inspire someone to name a place something like Long Island. Where's the island? Only around 120 people are estimated to live there now, so it's definitely a far cry from the famous Long Island it shares a name with. Nevertheless, they have some amazing views and great food.
Whether you mis-read it as "holy-rod" or "Holly-rood", it's a funny name to try and say. The first settlers here were Irish, but it's grown to almost 500 residents since then. They really are a "Little city with lots of pride."
The town of Gas likes to go by Gas, Kan for obvious reasons. It's a chuckle-worthy name for an otherwise tiny town of just over 500 people. Taking a photo of the water tower is a must for any Kansan, if you ask me.
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