Weird Florida City Names Part 2

Weird Florida City Names Part 2

Weird Florida City Name no.1 Yeehaw Junction – Some say the community’s name comes from the fact locals would yell “Yeehaw!”, while others believe the name is derived from the Seminole language word meaning “wolf”. According to town historians and several original newspaper articles that are displayed at the Desert Inn and Restaurant, the town was originally named “Jackass Junction” or “Jackass Crossing”. This name was given to the four-corner site back in the early 1930s, when local ranchers rode on burros to visit the Desert Inn (then the local brothel). As the 1950s approached, the Florida legislature felt that a name change was due in light of the construction of Florida’s Turnpike through the center of the community in 1957, resulting in renaming the town to its present-day name.
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Weird Florida City Name no.2 Bagdad – Bagdad had its start in 1840 when a settler established a sawmill there. The community was named after Baghdad, Iraq. A post office called Bagdad has been in operation since 1887.

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Weird Florida City Name no.3 Deadman Landinghttp://florida.hometownlocator.com/fl/volusia/deadman-landing.cfm

 

Weird Florida City Name no.4 Bunker Donation
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Weird Florida City Name no.5 Yellow Jacket
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