Philadelphia October 25, 2017
7 Towns Near Philadelphia With The Strangest Names You’ll Ever See
Pennsylvania is full of towns with interesting names, particularly out in the boonies of “Pennsyltucky”. However, us Philadelphians are not immune to seeing silly signs when we venture just outside of the city limits. Here are a few strange towns near Philadelphia with names that are as goofy as any you’ll ever see. How many have you driven past?
1. Blue Ball, PA
Well, then. This town clarifies on this signs that it was named for a local historic Inn.
2. Intercourse, PA
Those Amish and their town names! Intercourse and Blue Ball are only a few miles away from each other...
3. Bird-in-Hand, PA
While Bird-In-Hand would be a silly novelty town name anywhere, the fact that it's near both Blue Ball and Intercourse makes it that much sillier.
4. Jersey Shore, PA
This town has always made me wonder — are the people in Billy Joel's hit song "Allentown" spending their weekends three hours away at the New Jersey Shore, or are they heading two hours north to spend it in the mountains, in Jersey Shore? I don't think we'll ever know.
5. Schwenksville, PA
I just have a lot of fun saying this town's name. Try it. Schwenksville. Sssccchhhwenksville.
6. National Park, NJ
National Park, New Jersey might be trying too hard. Yes, there are several historic houses (like the Whitehall House pictured above) and it's close to the site of the Revolutionary Battlefield at Red Bank... but... it's still just a tiny town.
7. Wawa, Pennsylvania
Wawa, PA — where our lifeline convenience store got its start. It's named after a Native American word for "Goose," which makes this town quite a silly goose.
Next time you’re heading out on a
road trip to the rural towns near Philadelphia, keep your eyes peeled for even more strange towns near Philadelphia with ridiculously silly names.