Have you ever been on a road trip and gone through a town whose name you can't believe exists? The USA has a lot of towns like this. They aren't always small towns of just 800 people, either. However, even when you see the place names, you probably don't wonder about where the name came from. For example, Phoenix derives from the Native American settlement that was once there; its new city rising from the ashes. But what about Coupon, Pennsylvania? Here are the most unusual town names in the USA... and their meanings!


1. Cut and Shoot, Texas

At first glance, the city name of Cut and Shoot understandably brings about images of violence. Although no violence actually occurred, the city's unusual name had an equally-as-unusual conception. In 1912, there was a confrontation over a new design for the then-town's only church steeple. The violence was reportedly thwarted when a little boy declared, "I'm going to cut around the corner and shoot through the bushes in a minute." Apparently, the name just kind of stuck.

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