I’ve lived in Florida for a decade now and only heard of one of these. There are some seriously weird and funny names once you venture off I-75, I-95 and I-4.
#1: Two Egg, Florida
Located in the very northernmost part of Florida near Tallahassee, no one seems to be 100% sure of how this area got its name. One theory is that during the Depression, residents would trade eggs for other goods.
#2: Yeehaw Junction, Florida
This town sounds like it was made up for one of those “A Florida Man” stories. It’s about 30 miles west of Vero Beach.
#3: Lone Cabbage, Florida
Located near Cocoa, it’s an old Florida style fishing camp.
#4: Lorida, Florida
This area near Sebring must be a headache for postal workers.
#5: Fluffy Landing, Florida
Another one that just sounds made up, but you’ll find it northeast of Santa Rosa Beach.
#6: Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida
Named after its founder William John Howey who was said to be a citrus grower and real-estate developer. It was originally Howey, Florida… then they added the rest to reflect the hills in the area.
#7: Dogtown, Florida
Who wouldn’t wanna visit Dogtown!? Well you maybe… it’s about a 4 hour drive north near the Georgia border north of Tallahassee.
#8: Couch, Florida
Wonder if residents are nicknamed Couch Potatoes.
#9: Christmas, Florida
Near Orlando, their claim to fame has nothing to do with Santa. Christmas is home to the world’s biggest alligator-shaped building.
#10: Mayo, Florida
I’d hold the Mayo … visit… it’s also way up north near the Georgia border.
#11: Bagdad, Florida
Yes, it was actually named after the city in Iraq.
#12: Niceville, Florida
The city up in the Panhandle was actually originally named Boggy. I think you can agree the new name is… nicer.
#13: New York, Florida
Another Panhandle community that’s got to be a nightmare for the postal service.
#14: Spuds, Florida
Yep… named after the potatoes they grow.
#15: Needmore, Florida
Only 28 people have ever checked in on Facebook. They need more visitors.
#16: Lulu, Florida
Up near Jacksonville, the community was named after a woman the local postmaster was infatuated with. Hope it worked for him.
#17: Wacahoota, Florida
One of the more fun names on this list to say, they think the name comes from vaca (Spanish for cow) and Hoti (“cowpen”).
#18: Picnic, Florida
This one’s right here in Hillsborough County yet I’ve never heard of it. Wonder if they have any restaurants.
#19: Okahumpka, Florida
A close runner up to Wacahoota for most fun to say, this one’s near Orlando. But don’t blink… it’s onlyh about 1/4 of a square mile.
#20: Weeki Wachee, Florida
We all know this one. I’ve still yet to visit, but it’s on my to do list. I need more mermaids in my life.