The town motto of Normal, Illinois is “Everything Is Just as It Seems!”
A small town in Minnesota attempted to secede from the United States, as it could not get funding to fix it’s water system, and believed that it would be easier to accept foreign aid. It received it’s first “aid” in the form of a Ford squad car, and 10 cases of Jeno’s Sausage Pizza Mix.
In the Town of Green Bank WV it is illegal to use any WiFi and cellphones. This town is part of the National Radio Quiet Zone, in which radio transmissions are heavily restricted by law to facilitate scientific research and the gathering of military intelligence.
The town of Shitterton, England, kept getting its town sign stolen. In 2010, they finally solved the problem by installing a 1.6 tonne concrete slab with the town name inscribed on it.
The FBI has an entire fake town for training agents. Hogan’s Alley has a bank, post office, hotel, laundromat, barber shop, pool hall, shops, and homes. The town is populated by actors who roleplay parts like bystanders, terrorists, bank robbers, and drug dealers so scenarios always change.
Coober Pedy is an Australian town where 80% of its residents live underground.
There is an underground town in the Australian outback called Coober Pedy. Half of its population live below ground to escape the area’s hellish temperatures.
In 1880, a new town was founded in Wisconsin and its initial name was New Chicago. However, since, it got cold before workmen could finish painting rest of the letters on the elevator, the grain elevator by the railway track had ELEVA written on it. So, people assumed that this was the name of the town. Ultimately, the name grew on locals and in 1885 ELEVA post office was opened.
There is a town in Michigan called Hell and it is for sale for $999,666.
The “town” of Monowi, Nebraska has a population of 1. Elsie Eiler, in her capacity as Mayor, grants herself a liquor license and pays taxes to herself.