Georgia Place-Names From Jot-em-Down to Doctortown

Georgia Place-Names From Jot-em-Down to Doctortown

Author: Cathy J. Kaemmerlen

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439667538

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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Ever wonder how Rough and Ready got its name? Or what Stonesthrow is a stone's throw from? And surely the story behind Climax can't be...that thrilling, can it? The curious Georgian can't help pondering the seemingly endless supply of head-scratching place names that dot this state. Luckily, the intrepid Cathy Kaemmerlen stands ready to unravel the enigmas--Enigma is, in fact, a Georgia town--behind the state's most astonishing appellations. Cow Hell, Gum Pond, Boxankle and Lord a Mercy Cove? One town owes its name to a random sign that fell off a railcar, while another memorializes a broken bone suffered by a cockfight spectator. And just how many place names were inspired by insolent mules? Come on in to find out.

Placenames of Georgia

Placenames of Georgia

Author: John H. Goff


ISBN: IND:39000005886614

Category: History

Page: 495

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Explanations of the origins of names for towns, roads, streams, and mountains provide information and anecdotes about Georgia's local history.