The Most Lewd-Sounding Town Names in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa
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.
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 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
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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