No proper nouns or slang allowed here, but if you need a fresh start, it’s a good place to trade in all your tiles.
As for the name, if I had to guess, I’d say it was from the living there being hardscrabble in the old days. The town was mainly African-American in the past and had a Rosenwald School that now houses a senior center and museum. These schools were built by a foundation dedicated to improving the education for African-American communities, mainly in the south. Scrabble School was opened in 1921 and used until the school system was integrated in 1968. See
https://scrabbleschool.org/ for more information.
Touristville, Wayne County, Kentucky
No locals, just tourists?
At the intersection leading to a lake resort and state park, so possibly so-named to encourage development?
Dummy Point, Sutton County, Texas
Must be some slow learners in the area…
Near important early army facility (Fort Terrett) so might have been used for target practice with a dummy to shoot at?
Its a bit hot and smoky around here, what’s up with that?
Hell and Purgatory Airport, Onslow County, NC
Low-lying, swampy country – someone probably felt the name was appropriate for local wetlands. after which they named the airport.
Gnaw Bone, Washington County, IN
Maybe a lotta dogs here.
Several stories, the most believable being that it was originally a french settlement name after Narbonne, France.
What a great place for the Country Music Hall of Fame!
Stony Lonesome, Bartholomew County IN
Just a few miles from Gnaw Bone, IL.
Said to have been pretty much as advertised at settlement time.
Dunghill Church, Garrett County MD
Not far from Accident, MD which may explain the dung hill…
A topographic feature called “The Dunghill” is nearby, NE corner of the map – it may be shaped like a pile of manure? In any case, why on earth would you name a church after it?
Goop Spring, Klamath County OR
Hey, what is this GOOP doing in the springwater?
Either there was something goopy in the spring, or possibly derived from a native word (in traditional Klamath territory).
Yourname Creek, Montana, Powell County
Ran out of ideas for naming things, I guess.
Hey, pretty smoky around here.
Pot Head Maine, Washington County
A headland shaped like a pot, I assume.
And even when they moved the town they kept the Peculiar Name.
Peculiar Missouri, Cass County.
Proud of their uniqueness, maybe?
Not far from Mickey Lake and Minnie Corners.
Goofy Ridge Illinois, Mason County
Humor, foreign name, comment, who knows?
Charlie Brown was here!
Good Grief Idaho, Boundary County
Someone being funny, I guess.
OK, not going there.
Bad Marriage Mountain, Glacier National Park Montana
Hard to even hazard a guess.