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How do some roads get their names anyway?

Really I’m just wondering how some roads get their names.

For example. There is one road in a county I travel through called “Hog Walla Holler”.

And, well, that’s not that surprising when you live in Alabama. Especially when aforementioned road is in an extremely rural area of Alabama.

But there is one road near my parents that makes me scratch my head in wonder every time. This road was built sometime when I was in college if I’m remembering correctly so I’ve been scratching my head for around 13 years.

So here’s my photo for July 30. The road sign.


So can anyone enlighten me? My mother wonders if some of the flower children that visit a state park near there decided to put down some roots and stay.

So tell me, what does this road sign make you think? And what roads signs do you see or have seen that make you wonder how it got it’s name?

  • Nice. I love horrible road names – I always think how embarrassed people must feel to state their address. There’s one on the way to the beach that is “Drunkard Road” – how’d you like to admit to that?
    Better than Lustee Cosmo, though.

  • amykiane - August 1, 2009 - 3:41 pm

    Oh I bet the residents on Drunkard get lots of jokes about that one. 🙂 — Amy

  • bamalianne.blogspot.com - August 1, 2009 - 5:16 pm

    My guess is that this is somebody’s Grandma’s name. We have an elderly lady in our church (NO LIE) named “Clittie.” There are some unfortunately named people in this world.
    One of my favorite road names is Possum Trot. There was a Lovers Lane not too far from here, but people kept stealing the sign, so they had to rename it. I have a friend who lives on Wet Cat Road in Blount County.