10 Towns Near Cleveland With The Strangest Names You’ll Ever See
Ohio seems to have rather normal town names, except, of course, for those named after indigenous words, which admittedly have a very different pronunciation than traditional English. It’s especially easy to label our state as “normal” when other regions flaunt cities with names like Chicken (looking at you, Alaska), Bald Head (is there a back story, Maine?), and, of course, Booger Hole (always a charmer, West Virginia), but it seems that we do indeed have some unusual towns with even weirder names. Want to hear the craziest part? These towns are all within a few hours of Cleveland, and they’re definitely worth checking out.
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As you can see, Ohioans are not immune to the American curse of weird town names. Have you ever visited a town with a bizarre name? Tell us about it in the comments, and share some pictures!
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is - she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
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