Unique Town Names – Florida Edition

By: Sean Sporman Email
By: Sean Sporman Email
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There are thousands of cities and towns across the state of Florida, including some with very unique name of titles.

Two Egg is one that's situated in the Wiregrass, specifically Jackson County. The stories behind the origin of the community's named vary, but several stories claim that it has to deal with eggs being used as barter in place of money during the touch economic times of the Great Depression. Two Egg has an official website, and the town even has its own book!

Also in the Wiregrass area is the unincorporated community of Sweet Gum Head. Sweet Gum Head is located north of Interstate 10 and west of the Samson Highway.

Sopchoppy is located in Wakulla County in the Florida panhandle. According to the Florida Department of State, it is a corruption of another name, which came from the Muskogee Native American tribe. Sopchoppy is also home to the annual Worm Grunting festival, where charmers hammer wooden stakes into the ground and use metal to cause worms to come to the surface.

Yeehaw Junction, located in South-Central Florida, gets its name from Yeehaw, the Seminole Tribe word for wolf. Wolves were common in and around that community. Originally, the city was called Jackass Crossing, but was renamed in the 1950s to avoid offending tourists.

Old Town in Dixie County is located to the southwest of Gainseville. Living up to its name, it has several historical structures such as a Methodist Church that dates back to the 19th century and the wreck of a steamship called The City of Hawkinsville.

Frostproof is located in Polk County. It’s name was a marketing ploy to attract new residents, but it backfired after frost killed a citrus crops just a couple of years after the renaming.

Mayo is Lafayette County's only officially recognized municipality, with a population just over a thousand. It's home to a number of historic structures including a 19th century courthouse, which is now a bed and breakfast. It is also home to a unique home with an octagon-shaped roof called "The House of Green Gables."

Spuds, located in Saint Johns county, not only has a unique name but a unique connection to modern military history. The community held a Prisoner of War camp for Germans during World War II.

The community of Christmas is connected with the holiday, but the Orange County town is also home to many TV transmission towers as well as the largest alligator-shaped building!

And, Dr. Phillips is named for...Dr. Phillips, specifically Dr. Phillip Phillips! Also in Orange County, it gets its name for a man who helped advance the ways of making Orange Juice. It's near Orlando.

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