​Toad Suck Names Enter Top 10 Unfortunate List

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August 12, 2012

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Here’s a top 10 list of some questionable names for local towns, especially for Toad Suck, Arkansas, and it makes you wonder how the city council came up with that name in the first place.

Toad Suck, Ark., tops a Top 10 list of America’s most unfortunate town names as voted on in a global poll on findmypast.com. And number two on the list shares remarkable similarity with a Missouri town name that somehow didn’t make the list — Climax, Ga., takes the silver medal in this one, but Climax Springs, Mo., wasn’t even included.

Here’s the full list, and it’s okay if you snicker at a couple (or more) of these:

1. Toad Suck, Arkansas
2. Climax, Georgia
3. Boring, Oregon and Maryland
4. Hooker, Oklahoma
5. Assawoman, Maryland
6. Belchertown, Massachusetts
7. Roachtown, Illinois
8. Loveladies, New Jersey
9. Squabbletown, California
10. Monkey’s Eyebrow, Kentucky

Climax received its name “because it was the highest point on the rail line between Savannah and the Chattahoochee River.” Truth be told, there are probably worse things than saying you’re from Climax, Georgia, but isn’t that in the eye of the beholder?