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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #200 on: September 20, 2013, 11:00:40 PM »

Ninety Six, S.C.

According to Wikipedia the origin of this name is a mystery. I always just figured it was the 96th parcel of land or something.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #201 on: September 20, 2013, 11:35:35 PM »

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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #202 on: September 21, 2013, 12:00:35 AM »

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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #203 on: September 22, 2013, 10:22:58 AM »

Freedom, NH
Am I missing a joke here?

I guess the "Live free or die" motto might have something to do with it. An added insurance policy?

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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #204 on: September 22, 2013, 10:38:34 AM »

There is also a Freedom in several other states.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #205 on: September 22, 2013, 05:52:50 PM »

Freedom, NH
Am I missing a joke here?

No joke, I just thought Freedom was an interesting and unusual name for a town.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #206 on: September 22, 2013, 07:36:23 PM »

The hamlets of Liberty and Liberty Pole, WI are only 11 miles apart.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #207 on: September 25, 2013, 10:24:51 AM »

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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #208 on: September 25, 2013, 11:07:30 AM »

Ninety Six, S.C.

According to Wikipedia the origin of this name is a mystery. I always just figured it was the 96th parcel of land or something.

According to William Least Heat-Moon in Blue Highways it's from the (historical) perceived distance to some landmark.  I'd have to look it up.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #209 on: September 25, 2013, 12:28:41 PM »

Moon, PA

The BGS on the right's always good for laughs IMHO.

http://goo.gl/maps/G8BIf

Add Beaver, PA as well.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #210 on: September 25, 2013, 03:18:40 PM »

http://goo.gl/maps/G8BIf
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #211 on: September 25, 2013, 03:36:14 PM »

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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #212 on: September 25, 2013, 03:44:22 PM »

Other wierd names.

Floyds Knobs, IN

French Lick, IN
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