Stories Behind Georgia Place Names
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Ever wonder how Rough and Ready got its name? Or what Stonesthrow is a stone’s throw from? And surely the story behind Climax can’t be…that thrilling, can it? The curious Georgian can’t help pondering the seemingly endless supply of head-scratching place names that dot this state.
Luckily, the intrepid Cathy Kaemmerlen, author of Georgia Place Names From Jot-em-Down to Doctortown, stands ready to unravel the enigmas—Enigma is, in fact, a Georgia town—behind the state’s most astonishing appellations. Cow Hell, Gum Pond, Boxankle and Lord a Mercy Cove? One town owes its name to a random sign that fell off a railcar, while another memorializes a broken bone suffered by a cockfight spectator. And just how many place names were inspired by insolent mules? Come on in to find out.
Copies of Georgia Place Names from Jot-Em-Down to Doctortown will be available for purchase and signing.