Hope you have a big appetite. 

I’ve always been fascinated by some of the strange names folks give to towns. I guess it’s because I grew up in Vernon, Texas, which is a pretty run-of-the-mill name for a town. While I’ve never done the research, there’s probably a town named Vernon in damn near every state.

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There are times when I see the name of a town and chuckle a little bit and wonder what the hell they were thinking when they named it.  

For instance, Ding Dong, Texas. The small town in Central Texas was founded in the 1930s when apparently, ding dong wasn’t another word for penis. Or maybe it was and the folks there were quite fond of dirty jokes. In that case, well played. 

And then you have Best, Texas. I guess they figured it was a good idea to immediately establish that there is no better town in the Lone Star State than their own. 

I could go on and on and about the quirky town names in Texas, let alone the entire United States. But today I’m going to focus on the towns here in our neck of the woods that were named by people who really liked to eat. 

Not that most of us don’t like to eat, it’s just that the folks in these towns were just foodie enough to take the plunge and memorialize their favorite foods by naming their town after them. Bon appétit!

Texas Towns Named After Food

There are plenty of towns in the Lone Star State with quirky names. In some cases, the folks who came up with the name for their town were clearly thinking with their bellies. Here are nine of those towns.

Make the Trip to These 10 Small Town Texoma Restaurants

There's plenty of great eating places here in Texoma. And no, you don't have to drive far to find some good grubbing if you live here in Wichita Falls, but it's totally worth it if you decide to hit the highway in search of good food. Who knows, you just might find a new favorite in one of the small towns of North Texas and Southern Oklahoma.

Weird Historical Markers in Texoma

You probably know about some of this Historical Markers throughout Texoma. Maybe something signfying one of our schools or the Hotter N' Hell Hundred . Maybe one of the famous Wichitans like Joseph Kemp or Frank Kell. Today though, I want to share some of the less well known historical markers in Texoma.

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