Most People Don’t Know The Meaning Behind These 17 Virginia Towns

Virginia is full of little towns, and even some big ones, with names that will make you stop and look twice… and then wonder, “WHAT were they thinking?” Many of the town names in Virginia come from Native American words, family names or sometimes even an incident that happened in the town. So while these names often make sense in the end, you always have to wonder what, exactly, got lost in translation. Here are 17 of the more unusual Virginia town names and the REAL stories behind their existence…

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There are plenty of towns in the state with crazy names and, of course, we can’t list them all here. But if you have some funny names to add to the list – and better yet, the story behind them, we would love to hear about them in the comments below!