5 Massachusetts Towns With the Most Bizarre Names
Every state has some pretty unique names for cities. Some are certainly more bizarre than others. Given the region of the U.S. that Massachusetts is located in, along with the history of the state, it's really no surprise there would be some towns that would have some not-so-common names. What towns come to mind that you can think of?
It's odd enough that Massachusetts has not one, but three different towns that are named after other U.S. states, Florida, Wyoming, and Washington (granted, lots of states have a Washington), but still, they couldn't have picked better states than that to name a town after? There's 46 others besides those and Massachusetts.
While those three might get honorable mention, they don't quite make it into the top five most bizarre names for cities in Massachusetts.
The town of Sandwich is located in Barnstable, MA. Not only are sandwiches fantastic to eat, but the town is actually the oldest town throughout Cape Cod. Although, wouldn't you think that would be filled with more 'barns' and 'stables' as well?
Who would've thought that you only have to go to Massachusetts to find Egypt? Obviously, not the country. But instead, there is the town of Egypt, which is located in Plymouth County. Instead of the pyramids, the Nile River, and the Sahara Desert, this Egypt in the Bay State has some absolutely incredible views of the coast!
X certainly does mark the spot for this town since that's its name. Just outside Springfield, MA, there is a suburb known as 'The X', which sounds a lot more like a radio station name than a city. I was literally once on a radio station known as 92.7 The X, in Ardmore, OK. But we're so cool in the Bay State, we name our cities that.
Weweantic is in Plymouth County and has a population of 2,109. But the name just looks weird. If you shouted the name out loud, there's a chance someone might think you're sneezing. It's spelled as if someone was falling asleep while trying to type it.
Orleans is a town that more often than not, you would think might have the word 'New' in front of it, and also to be known as a party city, located down in Louisiana. But there is a Orleans, MA, which is home to a population of over 6,300 people in Barnstable County. Of course, that's not to say it couldn't have its own party atmosphere. After all, it is located along Cape Cod Bay. It seems like it would be a decent place for any party.
And there it is. Those are some of the absolute strangest town and/or city names that you will find in Massachusetts. Every city or town name in the Bay State can be so unique.