Sunday, November 20, 2005

OK, That's Weird

From, posted Nov. 20, 2005:

Town names reflect state's heritage

By Sandy Pantlik
Special Correspondent


Oklahoma town names range from the slightly bizarre -- such as Remus named for the traditional founder of Rome who was slain by his twin brother Romulus (coincidentally, the town of Romulus is five miles to the west) -- to the slightly uninspired Yewed, which was supposed to be named after Admiral George Dewey in the late 1800s. When it was discovered a "Dewey" township already existed, the solution was found in simply spelling the name backwards. In Kingfisher County, you'll find the bookend towns of Alpha and Omega, named after the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. Only Omega remains today.


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