Odd Names For Places

“I've Always Been This Stupid”

Since: May 12

Greeneville TN

#1 Mar 9, 2014
The Spilllcorn thread got me thinking: What are some of the odd names for places around here (Spillcorn, rock badder, ducktown) and how did they get their names.

Since: Jan 11

Greeneville TN

#3 Mar 10, 2014
There's a little church in the Orebank community called The Bump. I always thought that was odd (but quaint).

Since: Jan 11

Greeneville TN

#4 Mar 10, 2014
And I'm pretty sure it's Rock Batter, which I think stems from the process of mining of the rock.
Wet Willie

Greeneville, TN

#6 Mar 10, 2014
MystDefy wrote:
There's a little church in the Orebank community called The Bump. I always thought that was odd (but quaint).
My goodness Myst, you are looking good. Have you lost weight?
The Bump was the New Hope Baptist Bump with Jimmy Faye Trantham as preacher at one time , if my memory is correct. I have never seen the church, but always heard of it.
Pedro

Greeneville, TN

#7 Mar 10, 2014
This is a cool thread! I am curious as to the names of some of these places myself.

Since: Jul 11

Franklin, NC

#8 Mar 10, 2014
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Bulls Gap was settled in 1794. The town was named for the famous gunsmith, John Bull, who made his home in the gap of theDowntownBullsGap mountains.

During its time, the town has been called Rogersville Junction and Bulls Gap Junction. Eventually, the town -- an important railroad junction fought over during the Civil War -- was allowed to keep its traditional name, Bulls Gap.
to tell

Brevard, NC

#9 Mar 10, 2014
Bybee , TN used to be called Lick Skillet
state from jake farm

Hixson, TN

#10 Mar 10, 2014
Kelley gap was once Hayesville. The post office is still registered.

Since: Jan 11

Greeneville TN

#11 Mar 13, 2014
state from jake farm wrote:
Kelley gap was once Hayesville. The post office is still registered.
Cool moniker, state from jake farm.

Since: Jan 11

Greeneville TN

#12 Mar 13, 2014
Wet Willie wrote:
<quoted text>My goodness Myst, you are looking good. Have you lost weight?
The Bump was the New Hope Baptist Bump with Jimmy Faye Trantham as preacher at one time , if my memory is correct. I have never seen the church, but always heard of it.
I attended a service there once.
state from jake farm

Hixson, TN

#13 Mar 13, 2014
MystDefy wrote:
<quoted text>Cool moniker, state from jake farm.
Why thank you. Would you like some fresh deep fried watermelon?

Since: Jan 11

Greeneville TN

#14 Mar 14, 2014
state from jake farm wrote:
<quoted text>
Why thank you. Would you like some fresh deep fried watermelon?
I love a good watermelon roast. That's when a bunch of friends go out into a big clearing in the forest, build a big bonfire, and put a watermelon on the fire. Then, when the watermelon explodes, everybody runs to the words and gets em a piece!

Since: Jan 11

Greeneville TN

#15 Mar 14, 2014
*woods... runs to the woods and gets em a piece. I hate when a typo ruins a good gag.
Wet Willie

Greeneville, TN

#16 Mar 14, 2014
MystDefy wrote:
*woods... runs to the woods and gets em a piece. I hate when a typo ruins a good gag.
That must be why I didn't get a piece. I ran to the words. I feel stupid!

“I've Always Been This Stupid”

Since: May 12

Greeneville TN

#17 Mar 14, 2014
Wet Willie wrote:
<quoted text>That must be why I didn't get a piece. I ran to the words. I feel stupid!
But more importantly, did you get any watermelon?
Wet Willie

Greeneville, TN

#18 Mar 14, 2014
Pretend 2 B Normal wrote:
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But more importantly, did you get any watermelon?
Oh yeah! I ate the sh!t out of the watermelon because everybody else disappeared. I had it all to myself. I like watermelon roasts.

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