Mental Floss

The allure of cities with numbers in their names

By BY
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Yes, there's something transparently cool about Truth or Consequences, NM, or Hell, MI, but there's coolness AND precision in cities bearing numbers in their names:

  • Twentynine Palms, CA
  • Three Notch, AL
  • Two Rivers, AK
  • Seven Trees, CA
  • Four Corners, MT
  • Five Points, NC
  • Seven Oaks, TX
  • Ninety Six, SC

Last month my boyfriend and I loitered in Twentynine Palms. We tried to count the palms, but they were, somehow, scarce. Still a jolly old freezing desert time and I fully plan on going back there for my 29th birthday. (I'm sure I could make a local bartender groan over the originality of that one.) Anyone able to report from any of the above cities? And if I've left some out (which I know I have--every state seems to have a "Two Rivers"), would love to hear...

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