Twenty Michigan Towns Who’ve Been Teased About Their Name
Below are 20 Michigan towns that have had their fair share of being ribbed, harassed, made fun of, picked on, joked about, put down, taunted, needled, ridiculed, and teased, just because of their town name.
There are legitimate reasons for a town name, but some ne’er-do-wells just have to poke fun. Let the record show, these are all cool communities to visit.
The name was selected by a Mr. Patterson, who visited Hawaii.
Named after Beaverton, Ontario.
Named for Steven Bitely, who built a sawmill there
Van Buren County
Named after sawmill builder Silas Breed
Find out why this town got its name by clicking this link!
Saint Joseph County
Named for the shape of the nearby lake and river
DAFTER (are you daft?)
Named after the township, but no idea how the township got the name.
FALMOUTH (you got a foul mouth?)
Named in honor of Alpheus Felch
Named after Flushing, Long Island, New York.
Named after John R. Fouch, who settled there in 1866.
Named after Douwe Gaastra, a building contractor in 1908
The name was derived from the last-name initials of eight original 1881 settlers 1881: John Grant, Matthew Edge, George Robinson, Thaddeus Mead, W. W. French, Ezekiel Ackley, Oscar Sheppard, and Hezekiah Knaggs.
In the 1840’s original settler George Reeves was asked by officials what he wanted to name the village he helped start. He replied, “Call it Hell for all I care!”
Named for Abram Maybee
MESICK (Who sick? Me sick!)
Named after an original town settler.
VULCAN (live long and prosper)
Named after the ancient Roman god of fire.
Visit any of these towns this year and let ‘em know you dig 'em!
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