Drive anywhere around the U.S., and you'll notice various unique and odd-named towns that will surely make you scratch your head as you pass by their welcome signs. These include places like Ding Dong, Texas, Spread Eagle, Wisconsin, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, and, of course, Big Bone Lick, Kentucky.

Here in the Midwest, there's no shortage of weird town names. In fact, some of the strangest can be found in your own backyard.

Terrible Maps on Facebook recently released its list of the most lewd-sounding town names in every state. In this article, we'll take a look at Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota, and tell you how they got their names in the first place.

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Balltown, Iowa

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Balltown is found in Eastern, Iowa and is part of the Dubuque Metropolitan Area. The town was named after John Ball, who was an early settler of the region, back in the mid-1800s.

Kiester, Minnesota

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Kiester was founded in the early 1880s and got its name from Jacob Armel Kiester, a local judge who lived in the area.

Bonesteel, South Dakota

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Bonesteel was first laid out in 1902. It was named for H.E. Bonesteel, a freight forwarder who lived and operated in the area.

Here's a look at the full map of the most lewd-sounding town names in each state:

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Story Sources: Terrible Maps on Facebook, Balltown Wiki Page, Kiester Wiki Page, Bonesteel Wiki Page

35 Movies That Take Place in South Dakota

When it comes to South Dakota and Hollywood, we've seen our fair share of films that have used our state as the backdrop for a number of productions over the years. They may not have always filmed here, but movie folk love to set stories here.

We're all familiar with the blockbusters like 1990's Dances With Wolves, 1959's North By Northwest, and more recently, 2007's National Treasure: Book of Secrets. But our state's life on the big screen goes back nearly 100 years.

According to IMDb, it all started with Courtin' Wildcats, a 1929 film which, like so many of the 29 films on this list, is a Western set in the time before South Dakota became a state in 1889.

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