19 Kentucky Towns With Incredibly Strange Names

Every state has its share of strangely named towns, and Kentucky is no different. We have some uniquely named places scattered from border to border. The Appalachians are home to some of the strangest titles, but the rest of the Bluegrass has quite a few as well. Can you think of any strange town names in Kentucky? Here are 19 images of the quirkiest town names in Kentucky, plus a few extra oddly named communities thrown in:

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Though there are only 20 images, over 40 strange town names in Kentucky are listed in the text above. It would have been easy to keep going. Kentucky people have bestowed some very “colorful” titles to their communities over the years. Chatting with local Elders can provide a wealth of information. Some are quite open about the town name origins. If you live in or know of a unique name I missed, please feel free to mention it in the comments. The Bluegrass State is a virtual treasure trove of oddly named places.

Think these town names are strange? Just wait until you hear the weirdest words and phrases in Kentucky!

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Strange Town Names In Kentucky

August 02, 2020

What are the most charming small towns in Kentucky?

Many of the oddly named destinations listed above are, in actuality, charming small towns. You’ll have to visit these unique places yourself to find out, but there are a few small towns in Kentucky that we can’t help but recommend. Midway is like a real life train town, and Owensboro is a haven for lovers of barbecue.

What is the smallest town in Kentucky?

According to Kentucky demographics, the smallest community in the state is South Park View. This community has only seven residents!

What is the largest city in Kentucky? 

Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky, boasting over 620,000 residents.

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