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Yes, there really is a Mayo, Florida.

I’ve lived in Florida for a decade now and only heard of one of these. There are some seriously weird and funny names once you venture off I-75, I-95 and I-4.

  • #1: Two Egg, Florida

    Located in the very northernmost part of Florida near Tallahassee, no one seems to be 100% sure of how this area got its name. One theory is that during the Depression, residents would trade eggs for other goods.

  • #2: Yeehaw Junction, Florida

    This town sounds like it was made up for one of those “A Florida Man” stories.  It’s about 30 miles west of Vero Beach.

  • #3: Lone Cabbage, Florida

    Located near Cocoa, it’s an old Florida style fishing camp.

  • #4: Lorida, Florida

    This area near Sebring must be a headache for postal workers.

  • #5: Fluffy Landing, Florida

    Another one that just sounds made up, but you’ll find it northeast of Santa Rosa Beach.

  • #6: Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida

    Named after its founder William John Howey who was said to be a citrus grower and real-estate developer. It was originally Howey, Florida… then they added the rest to reflect the hills in the area.

     

  • #7: Dogtown, Florida

    Who wouldn’t wanna visit Dogtown!?  Well you maybe… it’s about a 4 hour drive north near the Georgia border north of Tallahassee.

  • #8: Couch, Florida

    Wonder if residents are nicknamed Couch Potatoes.

  • #9: Christmas, Florida

    Near Orlando, their claim to fame has nothing to do with Santa.  Christmas is home to the world’s biggest alligator-shaped building. 

  • #10: Mayo, Florida

    I’d hold the Mayo … visit… it’s also way up north near the Georgia border.

  • #11: Bagdad, Florida

    Yes, it was actually named after the city in Iraq.

  • #12: Niceville, Florida

    The city up in the Panhandle was actually originally named Boggy.  I think you can agree the new name is… nicer.

  • #13: New York, Florida

    Another Panhandle community that’s got to be a nightmare for the postal service.

  • #14: Spuds, Florida

    Yep… named after the potatoes they grow.

  • #15: Needmore, Florida

    Only 28 people have ever checked in on Facebook.  They need more visitors.

  • #16: Lulu, Florida

    Up near Jacksonville, the community was named after a woman the local postmaster was infatuated with.  Hope it worked for him.

  • #17: Wacahoota, Florida

    One of the more fun names on this list to say, they think the name comes from vaca (Spanish for cow) and Hoti (“cowpen”).

  • #18: Picnic, Florida

    This one’s right here in Hillsborough County yet I’ve never heard of it. Wonder if they have any restaurants.

  • #19: Okahumpka, Florida

    A close runner up to Wacahoota for most fun to say, this one’s near Orlando.  But don’t blink… it’s onlyh about 1/4 of a square mile.

  • #20: Weeki Wachee, Florida

    We all know this one.  I’ve still yet to visit, but it’s on my to do list.  I need more mermaids in my life.