Unusual Place Names

Unusual Place Names In Alabama

  • Bacon Level AL
  • Bug Tussle AL
  • Burnt Corn AL
  • Boar Tush AL
  • Frog Eye AL
  • Intercourse AL
  • Lick Skillet AL
  • Needmore AL
  • Normal AL
  • Phil Campbell AL
  • Scratch Ankle AL
  • Screamer AL
  • Slapout AL
  • Slick Lizard AL
  • Smut Eye AL
  • The Bottle AL
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Unusual Place Names

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Scarce Grease AL: 34.970640, -87.132513
Bug Tussle AL: 33.994444, -86.970000
Boar Tush AL: 34.191111, -87.621944
The Bottle AL: 32.676111, -85.486389
Burnt Corn AL: 31.553495, -87.160259
Frog Eye AL: 33.033000, -85.594000
Intercourse AL: 32.416000, -88.240000
Lick Skillet AL: 34.340000, -85.696000
Needmore AL: 34.464000, -87.482000
Smut Eye Alabama: 36.135000, -81.677800
Smut Eye Alabama: 31.978280, -85.650710
Blues Old Stand Alabama: 31.985000, -85.716944
Phil Campbell, Alabama: 34.351389, -87.707500
Zip City AL: 34.954918, -87.668770
Gu-Win Alabama: 33.949444, -87.871667
Slicklizzard AL: 33.964444, -87.501944
Bacon Level Alabama: 33.128611, -85.290833
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Bacon Level Alabama
Bacon Level is an unincorporated community located 3–4 miles southeast of Roanoke, in Randolph County, Alabama. Nearby churches include Bacon Level Baptist Church.

The surnames of some early settlers were Prather, Meachum, Bonner, Ussery, Vinson and Gladnys (Gladnys Mill).

(Note-The state line between today's Georgia and Alabama is about 2–3 miles to the east but, from the 1830s through the Civil War, there were arguments about where the line was... and so a few references might include this location as then during that period as in Georgia.)
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Blues Old Stand Alabama

According to one account, Blues Old Stand was named for a man named Blue who kept a store known locally as the 'stand'.

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Boar Tush AL

Boar Tush is an unincorporated community in Winston County, Alabama, United States. It was also called Boartusk.


A post office was established as Boartush in 1885, and it closed one year later, in 1886.
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Bug Tussle AL

Bug Tussle is a rural district in Cullman County, Alabama. It is located near the Cullman County and Walker County border. It is situated near Bremen, Alabama and the Lewis Smith Lake, along Alabama Highway 69 and Alabama State Route 91, and is southwest of the city of Cullman.

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Burnt Corn AL

Burnt Corn (or Burnt Corn Spring) is a small unincorporated community in Monroe County, Alabama, on the border of Conecuh County. Burnt Corn is located at a historic crossroads near the source of Burnt Corn Creek and the intersection of two trading paths. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.


The town and the creek may have been named for an incident in which passersby found a pile of parched corn, a food often used by Creek Indians when traveling. In 1798 the area was included in the Mississippi Territory but was controlled by the Creek Nation. Between 1805 and 1811 the area became a stop on the Federal Road through the Creek Nation.
Burnt Corn, AL, United States
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Frog Eye AL

Frog Eye is an unincorporated community in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, in the United States.Frog Eye is a populated place located in Tallapoosa County at latitude 33.033 and longitude -85.594. The elevation is 682 feet. Frog Eye appears on the Wadley South U.S. Geological Survey Map. Tallapoosa County is in the Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours).

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Gu-Win Alabama
Gu-Win is a town in Fayette and Marion counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. At the 2000 census the population was 204.

The town's unusual name is taken from part of two neighboring cities, Guin and Winfield. "Gu-Win" and "Guin" are not the same, though the pronunciation is virtually the same, leading to occasional confusion by visitors.
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Intercourse AL

Intercourse, Alabama, is an unincorporated community located at a crossroads in Sumter County, Alabama, USA. It is named for the traffic intersection of the town's crossroads (called "intercourse" at that time) at the site of the general store. Intercourse has been noted on lists of unusual place names. A post office called Intercourse was established in 1840, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1913.

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Lick Skillet AL

"Lick Skillet", as Oxford was originally known, was settled about 1830, soon after the Indians left the area. Old timers say the name "Lick Skillet" came about when a traveler stopped at a store in the little hamlet and asked where he could get a meal. He was directed to a shoemaker named Edge who, in addition to making shoes, furnished meals to travelers. When the man again returned to the store, he was asked whether he had found anything to eat. He replied that he had, but that he had to "lick the skillet."

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Needmore AL

Needmore is in Lawrence County Alabama at latitude 34.464 and longitude -87.482. The elevation is 620 feet. Needmore appears on the Landersville U.S. Geological Survey Map. Lawrence County is in the Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours).

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Phil Campbell, Alabama
In the 1880s, a railroad work crew leader and engineer by the name of Phillip Campbell (originally from England) established a work camp near the location of modern Phil Campbell. Mel Allen, a prominent local businessman, told Campbell if he would construct a railroad depot and add a side track to the stretch of railroad going through the area, he would name the subsequent town after Campbell. Campbell built both the depot and siding, which led to Phil Campbell being the only town in Alabama to have both the first and last names of an individual.

In June 1995 the writer Phil Campbell organized and wrote about a convention of people who shared their name with the town of Phil Campbell, Alabama. Twenty-two Phil Campbells and one Phyllis Campbell, hailing from all over America, attended. The story of the Phil Campbell convention was published in Might Magazine, a San-Francisco-based publication founded by Dave Eggers. The essay was later included in Might’s anthology, Shiny Adidas Tracksuits and the Death of Camp, and the convention itself was mentioned by Ripley's Believe it or Not! A second “Phil Campbell Day” was organized the following year, but it was not as well attended. Phil Campbell’s city hall, however, still maintains a file of all the Phil Campbells who visit.
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Scarce Grease AL
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Slicklizzard AL
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Smut Eye Alabama

Smuteye or Smut Eye is an unincorporated community in Bullock County, Alabama, United States. It is northeast of Perote. Smuteye is located in ZIP code 36061, but residents now use a mailing address in Banks 36005. Smuteye Pond and Smuteye Lake are located north of Smuteye and south of Aberfoil.

Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States of America
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Smut Eye Alabama

Smuteye or Smut Eye is an unincorporated community in Bullock County, Alabama, United States. It is northeast of Perote. Smuteye is located in ZIP code 36061, but residents now use a mailing address in Banks 36005. Smuteye Pond and Smuteye Lake are located north of Smuteye and south of Aberfoil.

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The Bottle AL

The Bottle, Alabama is a community located in the northern corporate limits of Auburn, Alabama. The Bottle is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 280 and Alabama Highway 147, five miles (8 km) north of downtown Auburn, and adjacent to the Auburn University North Fisheries Research Complex.


The Bottle is located at 32°40'34"N 85°29'11"W; its elevation is 760 feet (230 m).

The Bottle is named for the bright orange wooden replica of a Nehi soda bottle which stood in the location for nine years during the 1920s and 1930s.
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Zip City AL
Zip City is a small unincorporated community in Lauderdale County at the intersection of Alabama Highway 17 and County Road 8.

Zip City received its name from an old time store owner, Mr. Alonzo Parker, who said the cars zip through on the newly paved Chisholm Road. In the 1970's and 80's there was an amazing amount of traffic on Chisholm on account of motorists "zipping" by towards the Tennessee state line, where they could buy alcohol. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.
Zip City, AL, United States