15 of the Weirdest Street Names Across the U.S.
There are some towns around the country where you can take a physical trip down Memory Lane, pay a visit to Sesame Street, hang out on Easy Street, or giggle at Butt Road. Here are a few other wacky, weird street names that have made it onto the map in various cities:
1. Tupac Lane
A Las Vegas subdivision features a street named for Tupac—though which Tupac is unclear. It was developed in 1990, when Tupac Shakur was still a backup dancer. Other notable Tupacs include several Inca rulers and a former state senator from Michigan.
2. Frying Pan Road
The D.C. suburb of Herndon, Virginia has featured a community named Frying Pan since at least the 1700s. In the 1890s, the community changed its name to Floris, but the road remains.
3. This, That, and The Other Streets
Street namers near Porters Lake in Nova Scotia apparently ran out of ideas, because three connecting streets are called “This Street,” “That Street,” and “The Other Street.” Hopefully no one has to give too many directions around there.
4. Roast Meat Hill Road
Killingworth, Connecticut pays tribute to a warm dinner—or burning livestock. No one's really sure.
5. 100 Year Party Court
Who wouldn’t want to buy a house on this street in Longmont, Colorado? The neighborhood is full of whimsical roads, including Half Measures Drive, Confidence Drive, and Tempted Ways Drive.
6. Zzyzx Road
This road in California’s Mojave Desert shares a name with the town it leads to, as well as a genus of sand wasp. Several songs and a few movies have been named after the area. Zyzzyx Road, a thriller starring Katherine Heigl, made just $30 at the box office.
7. Chicken Dinner Road
The origin of this Idaho road’s name lies with a resident who lobbied the governor (who was a friend) to improve the road outside her house. Laura Lamb was known for her chicken, and now no one can drive down the street without being reminded of dinner.
8. Error Place
On a map, this tiny route in Cincinnati looks like someone began to make a cross street connecting two avenues then decided better of it and gave up. It’s actually a staircase going up a hill.
9. Bad Route Road
Taking a trip down this residential Montana street may not be as bad of an idea as it sounds. It’s likely named after Bad Route Creek, an offshoot of the Yellowstone River.
10. Duh Drive
Several graduate student apartment buildings at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania are located on Duh Drive. Because living there’s a no-brainer.
11. Puddin' Ridge Road
Residents of Moyock, North Carolina might have named this street for how muddy it became after a rain. Trying to traverse the thoroughfare before it was paved could be like wading through pudding, according to local legend.
12. Anyhow Lane
This tree-lined residential street in Gansevoort, New York is just like, whatever.
13. Linger Longer Road
It sounds like either Southern hospitality or a threat to drivers with a bad sense of direction, but Linger Longer is the informal nickname of the Reynolds Plantation resort in Greensboro, Georgia.
14. Chicken Gristle Road
Granbury, Texas knows how to make a location sound enticing. Chicken Gristle Road is a short detour off Power Plant Court.
15. Pillow Talk Court
There are a lot of secrets being shared on this little dead-end in the Las Vegas suburbs, no doubt.
Additional Sources: Freak Streets