Funny Florida Names

By: Gary McKechnie


When you travel off the beaten path in Florida, you run across towns that make you smile. I’m not sure exactly how folks came up with the names of these places (or why), but I’m sure glad they did.

For your enjoyment…

• Bagdad (northeast of Pensacola)
• Bohemia (northeast of Pensacola)
• Couch (near Cocoa)
• Doctor's Inlet (southwest of Jacskonville)
• Dogtown (northwest of Tallahassee)
• Elfers (south of New Port Richey)
• Eucheeanna (southeast of DeFuniak Springs)
• Festus (northeast of Tallahassee)
• Fluffy Landing (northeast of Santa Rosa Beach)
• Lorida (southeast of Sebring)
• Lulu (south of Lake City)
• Mayo (east of Perry)
• Needmore (south of Spring Hill)
• New York (north of Pensacola)
• Niceville (northeast of Fort Walton Beach)
• Okahumpka (south of Leesburg)
• Picnic (southwest of Tampa)
• Roach Branch (south of Bonifay)
• Spuds (southwest of St. Augustine)
• Two Egg (north of Tallahassee)
• Weeki Wachee (west of Brooksville)
• Yeehaw Junction (west of Vero Beach)

Now get out the map... and go!

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Don't forget Howey-in-the-Hills, and Waldo! LOL
You could add Niceville to the list, it's in the panhandle