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Eighty Eight, KY and more American towns with weird names

Cheapism Logo By Chuck Nelson of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 51: From Eek, Alaska, to Christmas, Florida, American towns have taken on some unusual names over the years. Sometimes they pay tribute to an early founder. Sometimes they reflect the local geography. And sometimes — more often than you'd think — they're the result of a bureaucratic misunderstanding. Is your hometown in this list of oddly named places from around the country?Related: 22 of the Smallest Towns in America

What's in a Name?

From Eek, Alaska, to Christmas, Florida, American towns have taken on some unusual names over the years. Sometimes they pay tribute to an early founder. Sometimes they reflect the local geography. And sometimes — more often than you'd think — they're the result of a bureaucratic misunderstanding. Is your hometown in this list of oddly named places from around the country?

Related: 22 of the Smallest Towns in America

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