As a Hoosier, the chances are good that you're familiar with all the major cities across the state. There's the state capital, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and Evansville, where I'm sitting right now. You also know Bloomington, Lafayette, and South Bend because they're home to Indiana University, Purdue, and Notre Dame, respectively. But our state is also full of hundreds of little towns that you're probably unfamiliar with.
Some have a few hundred to maybe a couple of thousand residents, while others may only have 50 people living there, and not one stoplight. Those are usually the towns you drive through on your way to one of the cities you do know about. Some of them were named after the person or the family who founded them 100 or more years ago, while some got their names from a particular part of the landscape in the area where they sit. For example, Bluff Creek, about 30 minutes south of Indy, was named after a stream near the town site. Then, there are some whose names don't seem to make any sense but will make you giggle like a 12-year-old because they sound kind of dirty if you allow your mind to think that way. These are a few of my favorites.
16 Indiana Towns with Dirty-Sounding Names
A majority of these towns were given their names in the mid-to-late 1800s as settlers making their way across the country found unclaimed plots of land and decided to make them their own. While I imagine they thought the names they came up with were innocent, and perhaps a tribute to something in their lives, pop culture has warped our minds to the point since then that we can't help but think of something about the town that was never intended by its founders. Take a look at this list. I guarantee there's at least one name that will make you chuckle.
KEEP READING: 40 Real Indiana Towns with Quirky, Weird, and Funny Names
Outside the major cities, the Hoosier state is full of tiny little towns you've probably passed through on your way to one of those cities. Most of them are likely 100 to 150 years old, or older, and have been around far longer than the large metropolitan areas such as Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Evansville. Typically, they were started by early settlers who found their way to the state and decided to make it home. Eventually, others would join them, and a community was formed. Over time, as the surrounding areas grew, most of them were folded into those areas and governed by the nearest city or county's governing body officially making them "unincorporated," meaning they did not have their own formally organized municipal government.
A scroll through Wikipedia's long list of unincorporated communities in Indiana
shows several of them have names that by today's standards would be considered weird, quirky, or just downright right funny. These are my 40 favorities.