10 Arizona Towns With the Worst Names

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5.) Miami

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Miami, home of the NBA Champion Miami Heat.
That's original.


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Danger James McKenzie
Danger James McKenzie

Miami is named after Miami, OH not Florida. ohio is where the mine baron that settled the town was from.

Mark Acosta
Mark Acosta

Don't forget the most ironic one, Superior!

Kasey Broach
Kasey Broach

3 way isn't a town, it's an intersection that actually has 4 ways. No houses though.

Levi Madrid
Levi Madrid

For the record I dont think miami and top-of-the-world are all that bad. Frankly, I think Globe is worse than Miami. But im probably bias since im from miami.

Joshua Griego
Joshua Griego

I live in Claypool. That's too easy. And hey, we never asked to be called Miami.

Natalie Saenz Carroll
Natalie Saenz Carroll

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Susan Cactuswren
Susan Cactuswren

(But frankly I'm surprised that a gaggle of adoring worshipful Robert A. Heinlein fans, and really that's the only sort there are, haven't teamed up to buy and restore Santa Claus, Arizona, because he mentioned the place in an obscure pseudonymous story.)

Susan Cactuswren
Susan Cactuswren

I've driven the road from Wickenburg to the 40 junction many times, and believe me, there's Nothing there.

Man at Leisure
Man at Leisure

Prescott Valley used to be Jackass Flats. Good name.

RaySola
RaySola

Prescott Valley used to be Jackass Flats.  That was a good name.

Bob Dennin
Bob Dennin

Was this written by a journalism student? There could have been more detail on each of these towns, especially where they are located in AZ. One city gets three lines and another barely gets a sentence.

Jay Burwell
Jay Burwell

The only worse than the names of these towns, is the article you guys have written and continue posting.

RonaGKeshKa
RonaGKeshKa

I remember my grandparents saying Sohi was Native America Or Ancient Native American, but forget the translation,

As many of the towns originally stem from Native American or Spanish, I think its not fair for outsiders to make fun of our names. Especially with out the knowledge of Arizona history. Its in poor taste.

Tony Bucci
Tony Bucci

Can't you just put the whole story on one page instead of having to click 10 times. just sayin'!

David Vitagliano
David Vitagliano

Top-o-the-world was named that as it used to house a brothel.

Mike Hale
Mike Hale

Three Way, AZ? "nuff said ...

Jeff Park
Jeff Park

I'm going to have spend some time in So-Hi on my way to visit Three way Arizona..

Jesse Adams
Jesse Adams

Arizona city should have made the list, because it's barely even a settlement let alone a city. Being from ajo, I never knew why the why was named "why" until now.

Keith Showalter
Keith Showalter

Man.. I think this is like the fourth time I've seen this posted this month?

michelle1161
michelle1161

Actually, there's a town on the Tohono O'odham reservation called Kaka.  I would have included that one. 

Alan Van
Alan Van

How about 11 Mile Corner?

Brett Solesky
Brett Solesky

Wagon Wheel isn't really a town it's more like a neighborhood. Doesn't have a zip code and it's in an unincorporated part of Navajo County between Show Low and Lakeside.

yelp.kae
yelp.kae

Nothing was abandoned? How sad.
I have always loved the names of the places in Az. Crown King, Bumble Bee, Nothing, Bucket of Blood, Ahwatukee.
 Having our own bagdad was fun during Desert Shield. One of the radio stations kept one of their people there during the whole thing so they could report "live from Bagdad".

leeanndunton
leeanndunton

Miami made this list, really? There are cities and towns all over the state (and country) that are named after other cities. Hell, most of the city names in the US were originally taken from the settlers' previous homes.

Hock
Hock

I always thought if I wanted to be a cop, I would work in Surpise.  "Suprise, POLICE!!"  Suprise, SEARCH WARRANT!!"   Be fun...he first coupel of times.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Was this a slow news day or what? And where's Youngtown? Ain't NOBODY young in that place - except the help.

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

On your way to Rocky Point , stop at the Flores & Sons Chevron in WHY and get you a red chili beef burrito.

FUQYU
FUQYU

@Hock We know you to be a cop calling faggot

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