No one can deny that Vermont is a wonderful and quirky place. The scenery will leave you speechless, the outdoor adventures will energize you, the history will render you more knowledgable, and the town names will make you… Laugh?
Some towns in Vermont have names so beautiful that they roll off your tongue such as Montpelier, Quechee and Vergenes. However there are a few that will make you scratch your head in wonder or perhaps even laugh out loud. Here are a few that we certainly found amusing.
The name behind this populated location in the town of Barnet is self explanatory.
2. Brimstone Corners
A section of West Fairlee.
3. Satan's Kingdom
Satan's Kingdom is an unincorporated community in the town of Leicester in Addison County, Vermont, United States. It is located along Vermont Route 53 near the southern shore of Lake Dunmore and just north of Fern Lake.
4. Adamant, formerly known as Sodom
Adamant is a small, unincorporated community in the town of Calais, Vermont in Washington County. The village was originally known as Sodom from its inception prior to the mid-19th century as a granite quarry-town until 1905 when residents petitioned the state legislature for a name change.
Canaan is the only town in Vermont to share a land border with New Hampshire - the town's far northeastern corner touches the southwestern corner of the town of Pittsburg, NH, and the Connecticut River defines the state line from Canaan southward.
6. Goose Green
Corinth comprises seven villages—East Corinth, West Corinth, South Corinth, Corinth Center, Corinth Corners, Cookeville, and Goose Green. Tim Burton's film Beetlejuice was filmed in East Corinth.
7. Goose City
Goose City is a populated place located within the Town of Dover.
8. Grub Corner
Grub Corner is shown on old maps to be located where Sherburne (now Killington) meets Chittenden and Mendon. Men coming in with logs for the sawmill there could get a shave, a meal and a cup of coffee before returning to the woods.
Blissville is located in Castleton, Vermont. This classic home certainly looks like bliss!
10. Stump Station
Little is known about Stump Station, other than it's located in the town of Shoreham. Leave a comment if you know more about this place.
11. Rhode Island Corners
This cemetery in Hinesburg (Rhode Island Corners) was named by the VOAC (Vermont Old Association of Cemeteries) where the oldest burial was in 1798 and the cemetery is still being used.
12. Lazy Lady Island
This lovely island off Saint Albans bay is a perfect place to relax and be lazy.
Did you know that any child from the Hardscrabble community in Wheelock admitted to Dartmouth can attend tuition-free? The Ivy League university owes its existence to Wheelock, and in gratitude, Dartmouth continues to honor a 175-year-old commitment made when it was a struggling college desperate to feed its students and pay its bills.
Located on the island of North Hero, streets, restaurants and inns are named after the quaint name Birdland.
The Baltimore Covered Bridge was built in 1870 by Dennis Allen and Granville LeLand to serve the town of Baltimore, Vermont. In 1967 it was deemed unsafe and closed. In 1970 the bridge was moved and restored by Milton Graton.
A small section of Mount Tabor, which is said to have the "Sneakiest Speed Trap" in the United States.
Not the state, silly! There is a place in Chittendon named Michigan.
There's no place like home, especially if home is in Kansas, Vermont (in Sunderland, Bennington County.)
This isn't exactly what the tropical vacations in the other Jamaica look like, but this place in Jamaica, Vermont looks like it has some interesting finds.
You won't find a red light district in this northern Vermont town!
Peru is a town in Bennington County. There is a monument there which marks a camp of John Stark on his way from NH to Bennington.
Pictured is the annual antique car show in Moscow, part of Stowe, Vermont.
A lovely little place in Fairfield is referred to as Egypt by the locals.
Athens is a quaint town in Windham County.
Berlin, Vermont is much different than Berlin, Germany.
Olympus is a little neighborhood in Bethel.
27. Ticklenaked Pond
While Ticklenaked Pond isn't a town, region or neighborhood, with a name like this, it can't go without making note.
Did we miss any great names in the Green Mountain State? Let us know in the comments!