5 Funny Sounding Louisiana Town Names
I went through all of the town names that we have here in Louisiana, and let me tell ya...We have some funny sounding town names! These are just 5 of the funny sounding town names. In no particular order...
The name of this village just sounds like it hurts!
According to the web-based Encyclopedia Louisiana, a family moved to the region in the 1870s to build a sawmill. To power the mill, they built a water wheel, only to discover that the creek over which they had built it went dry every summer: the creek was a "dry prong". The mill was soon rebuilt over a nearby creek which flowed all year, but the name stuck. The creek is now outside the city limits, on Hwy.123. John L. Landry is the current mayor of the village.
Well this can go so many different ways. Let's have a Ball! We're going to play some Ball. Or...you know.
Ball is a small town in Rapides Parish just north of Pineville, Louisiana, United States. It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,000 at the 2010 census, an increase of 8.7 percent over the 2000 tabulation of 3,681.
Everyone should have a nice pair of Cut Offs, right? Or don't you hate when you get Cut Off by that butthole in traffic?
But this town did give us the great Bobby Hebert, and I just found out that New Orleans Saints vice-chairman Rita Benson LeBlanc is from Cut Off as well!
Other notable people from Cut Off via Wikipedia:
- Joe Barry was born and died in Cut Off.
- Vin Bruce, Cajun vocalist
- Trishelle Cannatella, former The Real World castmember
- Dick Guidry, former state representative from Lafourche Parish and owner of the disbanded Jet Drive-in Theater, a local landmark in Cut Off
- Dirk Guidry Artist
- Jimmie Noone, jazz clarinet great
- Glen Pitre, writer and film director
Get your mind out of the gutter!
This village is kinda awesome if you ask me.
According to Wikipedia:
The population as of the 2000 Census is...12. The median income for a household in the village was in excess of $200,000, as is the median income for a family. Males and females have a median income over $100,000. The per capita income for the village was $92,200. Also, the male to female ratio is 2 to 1.
I had to put this one in there just for the shear fact that it translates to Big Head!
Grosse Tete has become known for the Tiger Truck Stop  where a live tiger is displayed in an enclosure a few hundred feet from the parking lot. This has created a controversy between animal rights activists and locals, which has been going on for many years