Unusual Town Names in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Moving to Pennsylvania a few years ago, I discovered that, unlike Virginia, not all places are named after English nobility or geographic features. I have collected some of the more amusing/unusual place names I discovered in Pennsylvania into a Google map.


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I love how the triangle of Paradise, Intercourse, and Fertility are so far removed from Climax.

Many coal towns in Western PA were named by the mining companies. Uninventive names like “Mine 71″ are common. But I think the best is “Revloc”. This is the next town over from Colver, and whoever named it just decided to spell Colver backwards.

Cambria county doesn’t allow outdoor advertising of pornography; so immediately outside of the county on U.S. route 22 (near Climax PA) there are a group of video stores and strip clubs. One sign in particular has a rather amusing mis-use of quotation marks:

“Live” girls!!!