11 of the Funniest Knee-Slapping ROFL Real Missouri Town Names
Say what you want about my birth state of Missouri, but my people have a talent for coming up with funny town names. Doubt me? Grab some popcorn and let's explore the most creative Show Me State destinations.
I have not manufactured any of these Missouri town names. There's no need. The founding fathers of the Show Me State did all my work for me. I'm not certain that all were originally intended to be funny, but they certainly did a fine job. Let's start at the bottom - literally.
11. Butts, Missouri
Butts, Missouri is located near Henpeck Hollow which could have made this list all on its own.
10. Licking, Missouri
Licking, Missouri is also home to a prison. Trust me when I tell you that you don't want to go to the prison in a town named Licking.
9. Tightwad, Missouri
Here's a fun fact. Tightwad, Missouri has a median income of just $24,375 according to Wikipedia. Only $10 of it was spent.
8. Purdy, Missouri
Purdy, Missouri is famous for outlawing dancing. The Supreme Court even agreed with them and said that Purdy people should not dance. If you're not "Purdy", it's fine though.
7. Conception Junction, Missouri
What happens at the junction of this small Missouri town with a population of only 198? You'll have to talk to your mother or father about that process. I'm not saying it here.
6. Monkey Run, Missouri
Everyone in Saverton knows Monkey Run. Last time I drove down there, I sadly found no monkeys.
5. Success, Missouri
The students that live in Success, Missouri go to Licking for high school. I'm not kidding.
4. Vulcan, Missouri
Wikipedia says that Vulcan, Missouri had a post office way back in 1895. This was 70 years before Star Trek completely stole this name for Spock. Someone in Vulcan should sue.
3. Number Eight, Missouri
Missouri does not rank high in math scores compared to the national average. This place is proof. The fact that Number Eight came in Third...well, make up your own joke.
2. Blue Eye, Missouri
Blue Eye, Missouri was allegedly named after the original postmaster who had blue eyes. What happened to the other eye? I blame Arkansas which borders this town.
1. Uranus, Missouri (because of course it is)
There are no prouder Missourians that I've ever met than the fine folks in Uranus, Missouri who of course built a fudge factory there. (and it's really good - seriously)