We’re endlessly entertained by the humorous or fascinating names of cities and cities within the U.S. — and with 50 states and numerous communities inside them, there’s no scarcity of locations named after issues we eat and drink. Along with the bigger inhabitants facilities, we searched by means of prolonged lists of villages, townships, hamlets, unincorporated communities, and unorganized territories to seek out a few of our favourite monikers. Listed below are 25 American cities with foods and drinks of their names.
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Situated on Wisconsin’s Fox River is town of Appleton, which straddles the borders of Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties. It’s largely identified for being Wisconsin’s sixth-largest metropolis — boasting a inhabitants of about 75,000 residents — however we’ll all the time keep in mind it for a special motive: it’s the place Harry Houdini grew up. In actual fact, he lived on Appleton Road in Appleton, and at present there’s a plaza that bears his title in that location.
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Bean Station, Tennessee
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Bean Station, Tennessee, is known as after pioneer William Bean, who based it as a frontier outpost with the well-known Daniel Boone. Located on the crossroads of Boone’s Wilderness Highway and the Nice Indian Warpath, Bean Station can also be notable as a result of it was utterly moved within the Nineteen Forties after the unique city website was deliberately flooded through the building of the Cherokee Dam.
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Through the Gold Rush of the late 1800s, some prospectors ended up within the space that’s now positioned alongside the Alaska/Yukon border, they usually determined to discovered a city. As a result of space’s prevalence of ptarmigan, a midsize sport chook that many miners ate as a way to survive, the title “Ptarmigan” was advised for the brand new group. Nonetheless, the residents couldn’t agree on the exact spelling and as a substitute named the city “Hen.” Sure, that’s truly a real story.
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Cocoa Seaside, Florida
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One other tasty Florida location is Cocoa Seaside, which isn’t simply the title of a seashore, however a whole metropolis in Brevard County. It’s dwelling to the best surfer of all time, Kelly Slater, in addition to the biggest surf store on the planet. Cocoa Seaside additionally shares a border with Cape Canaveral House Power Station!
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Coconut Creek, Florida
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Florida comprises greater than its fair proportion of foods and drinks names, together with Coconut Creek, a metropolis of almost 60,000 residents positioned about 40 miles north of Miami. (Miami has its personal reference to this fruit: the neighborhood of Coconut Grove.) Coconut Creek is called “The Butterfly Capital of the World” partially as a result of it’s dwelling to the biggest butterfly aviary on Earth.
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In Cookietown, Oklahoma, the streets are paved with dough, the fireplace hydrants are chocolate chips, and the air smells like your complete place is recent from the oven. Okay, not likely. Based on locals, the city of fewer than ten folks as soon as had a service provider who handed out cookies to folks passing by means of, a toddler as soon as remarked that he by no means wished to go away “Cookietown,” and the title caught.
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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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Wild cranberries develop naturally in Pennsylvania, so it shouldn’t come as an enormous shock that the state has two locations with cranberries within the title: Cranberry and Cranberry Township, that are positioned within the counties of Venango and Butler, respectively. Cranberry Township, a Pittsburgh suburb, is the bigger of the 2 and is greatest referred to as the house of the Westinghouse Electrical Firm headquarters and the Pittsburgh Penguins apply facility, which is known as after NHL nice Mario Lemieux.
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We’ve seen the indicators for Dumfries whereas driving on I-95 by means of Virginia however by no means knew something in regards to the city. Because it seems, Dumfries is known as after Dumfriesshire, Scotland, the birthplace of Dumfries founder John Graham. Dumfries is the oldest constantly chartered city in Virginia, and its location on the Quantico Creek (which connects to the Potomac River) made it an extremely in style port city that rivaled the likes of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia again within the 18th century.
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Sizzling Espresso, Mississippi
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When pioneers within the 1800s had been touring from the border city of Natchez, Mississippi, to the seaside metropolis of Cell, Alabama, they usually stopped on the midway level for a cup of espresso from L. N. Davis’ inn and market. It wasn’t simply the placement that made the city a great place to cease; the espresso was known as “one of the best scorching espresso round,” because it was brewed from a scrumptious mix of New Orleans beans, spring water, and molasses drippings. The inn closed way back, however the title has caught round ever since.
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Solely a pair dozen folks dwell within the small group of Oatmeal, Texas, however the inhabitants boils over through the annual Oatmeal Pageant, which is widely known in collaboration with the close by city of Bertram. Oatmeal wasn’t invented in Oatmeal — as a substitute, the title is probably going a nod to the group’s first gristmill proprietor, who was named Othneil, or a translation of the German title Habermill, which belonged to one of many first households to settle there.
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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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Take I-26 East from the South Carolina capital metropolis of Columbia, and in fewer than 40 miles, you’ll arrive in Orangeburg. Orangeburg was named in honor of William IV, Prince of Orange (the husband of England’s Princess Anne, daughter of George II), and is the house of South Carolina State College and Claflin College.
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Oyster Bay, New York
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Nestled on the North Shore of New York’s Lengthy Island is the hamlet of Oyster Bay. References to Oyster Bay date again to at the least the 1600s, however a very powerful historic facet of the group is perhaps that Theodore Roosevelt spent a lot time there as each a toddler and an grownup, together with throughout his phrases as governor and president. The city has since paid tribute to him by establishing the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Middle, and quite a few sculptures and different artworks.
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Peachtree Metropolis, Georgia
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Peachtree Metropolis sounds prefer it ought to be a nickname for Atlanta, nevertheless it’s truly a special place about 30 miles south of Georgia’s capital. Peachtree Metropolis boasts the biggest inhabitants in all of Fayette County (39,000 residents) and was usually used as a backdrop for episodes of AMC’s “The Strolling Lifeless.” It’s additionally dwelling to 3 lovely lakes: Lake Peachtree, Lake Kedron, and Lake McIntosh.
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Pie City, New Mexico
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Pie City is a really small group of fewer than 100 folks located off Freeway 60 in New Mexico, nevertheless it’s not in the course of nowhere. It’s positioned simply north of Gila Nationwide Forest, simply west of the Very Lengthy Baseline Array of monumental radio telescopes. It’s accessible by way of the Continental Divide Nationwide Scenic Path, and is dwelling to The Pie City Annual Pie Pageant, which attracts greater than 1,000 attendees yearly.
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Have you ever ever seen a bag of Popcorn Indiana popcorn on the grocery retailer? Though this model started within the Northeast and is now owned by Eagle Meals of Columbus, Ohio, it was particularly named for the city of Popcorn, Indiana, as a way to embody a small-town really feel. It’s not shocking that the popcorn producer isn’t truly positioned in Popcorn, because the inhabitants of the small group is just a few dozen folks and there possible wouldn’t be sufficient residents to workers a headquarters!
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Potato Creek, South Dakota
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Blink and also you’ll miss the small stretch of territory in South Dakota referred to as Potato Creek, which hasn’t even had a put up workplace in additional than 60 years. It’s positioned within the Pine Ridge Reservation, which is the world south of Badlands Nationwide Park. It’s additionally simply up the street from the Oglala Sioux Tribe Veterans’ Cemetery in Kyle, South Dakota.
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Rye, New Hampshire
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Halfway between Boston, Massachusetts, and Portland, Maine, is a seashore group known as Rye, New Hampshire. Two-thirds of the city is wetland or marsh, however Rye additionally owns the longest stretch of shoreline within the state and 4 of the 9 islands referred to as the Isles of Shoals. About 5,500 folks name Rye dwelling, however the inhabitants fluctuates considerably primarily based on the season.
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The oldest group on Cape Cod is the city of Sandwich, Massachusetts, which was based in 1637 and included two years later. Traditionally a hub for glass-making and colloquially referred to as “Glass City,” Sandwich is now dwelling to the Sandwich Glass Museum in addition to the Dexter Grist Mill and water wheel, Hoxie Home, and different websites of cultural and historic curiosity.
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Sugar Land, Texas
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Sugar Land, Texas, is probably going one of many better-known areas on this listing. The Houston suburb is dwelling to greater than 111,000 folks in addition to the Imperial Sugar Firm, Minute Maid, CVR Vitality, Western Airways, and quite a few different main organizations, together with the Sugar Land House Cowboys Minor League Baseball crew, a Houston Astros Triple-A affiliate previously referred to as the Sugar Land Skeeters.
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Toast, North Carolina
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Two thousand folks reside in Toast, North Carolina, a census-designated place (CDP) positioned simply west of Mt. Ethereal. In contrast to among the different small cities on this listing, Toast does, in reality, have its personal put up workplace…though it shares its zip code with Mt. Ethereal.
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Tortilla Flat, Arizona
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When you’re on the lookout for an genuine Previous West expertise — or the closest factor you will get to it within the twenty first century — look no additional than Tortilla Flat, Arizona. The final surviving stagecoach cease alongside the Historic Apache Path, Tortilla Flat (inhabitants: 6) has a lot of points of interest, together with the Superstition Restaurant & Saloon, the Nation Retailer & Ice Cream Store (dwelling of the well-known prickly pear gelato), and a mercantile & reward store, along with quite a few close by trails.
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Situated in Corridor County, Texas, the small city of Turkey solely has about 300 residents. One former resident is particularly celebrated: Bob Willis, who’s known as the daddy of Western swing music. Willis wasn’t truly born in Turkey however got here of age there through the Nineteen Twenties. Turkey additionally made the information in 2011 when Folks for the Moral Remedy of Animals (PETA) petitioned the city to vary its title to “Tofurkey.” The stunt garnered the supposed publicity for the animal rights group, however the request was in the end unsuccessful.
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Vinegar Bend, Alabama
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There’s not a lot of a consensus on how Vinegar Bend, Alabama, obtained its title — and there aren’t lots of people to ask, as fewer than 200 folks name the group dwelling. Its most notable resident was Wilmer “Vinegar Bend” Mizell, a two-time MLB All-Star who pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, and New York Mets between 1952 and 1962, and was later elected to the U.S. Home of Representatives for the state of North Carolina. The one who first gave “Vinegar Bend” his nickname? Legendary Chicago Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray.
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Walnut Creek, California
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Simply east of the San Francisco Bay Space is town of Walnut Creek, California. First included in 1914, Walnut Creek has grown right into a metropolis of 70,000 folks and has had many well-known residents. Corridor of Fame baseball pitcher Randy Johnson was born in Walnut Creek, as was supermodel Christy Turlington and musician Kyle Gass, who’s a member of the comedic rock duo Tenacious D that’s not named Jack Black. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich additionally as soon as known as Walnut Creek dwelling, as did NBA celebrity Stephen Curry.