Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Most Gothic Place Names in the United States--South Carolina

For previous entries, click the "Most Gothic Place Names" label under Features in the right sidebar.

Digging up Gothic names down South was no problem whatsoever: consider Stiefeltown (suppression guaranteed), Barefoot (and brewing moonshine, I bet), Shadow Wood (count on being secretly followed), Wide Awake (the kids are up all night on Elm St.), Crowburg (where humiliation's suffered on a daily basis), Ravenwood (outgrowth of Poe?), Alligator Lake (the picnics never lack for excitement), Hell's Half Acre (property of Mephistopheles), Quarantine (the height of isolation), and Graves (the folks here are extremely down to earth).  Still, I'm throwing caution to the wind and nominating the following as the most Gothic place name in South Carolina...

Ware Place.  Visitors and citizens alike are advised to tread carefully here; it sounds like a place that wrings unease from people.  The kind of town featuring an archetypal sheltered-and-dilapidated home--a suitable domicile for Michael Myers or Boo Radley, but perennially shunned by the rest of the populace.

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