Greasy Corner, Arkansas

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Greasy Corner, Arkansas
Greasy Corner, Arkansas is located in Arkansas
Greasy Corner, Arkansas
Greasy Corner, Arkansas
Greasy Corner, Arkansas is located in the US
Greasy Corner, Arkansas
Greasy Corner, Arkansas
Coordinates: 35°00′26″N 90°26′54″W / 35.00722°N 90.44833°W / 35.00722; -90.44833Coordinates: 35°00′26″N 90°26′54″W / 35.00722°N 90.44833°W / 35.00722; -90.44833
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountySt. Francis
Elevation
200 ft (60 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)870
GNIS feature ID83161[1]

Greasy Corner is an unincorporated community in St. Francis County, Arkansas, United States. Greasy Corner is located at the junction of Arkansas Highways 50 and 149, 4.2 miles (6.8 km) north-northeast of Hughes.[2]

History[edit]

The community was originally named Mack's Corner for B. M. McCollum, a local landowner. McCollum ran a store, restaurant, and automobile repair shop out of the same building. It acquired its current name when a farmer dining in the restaurant was given a plate with a grease stain by an auto mechanic. He commented that the community should be called "Greasy Corner" instead; the name has been used ever since.[1] It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Greasy Corner". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ St. Francis County, Arkansas General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. 2008. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
  3. ^ Hillinger, Charles (October 13, 1985). "Arkansas' Towns of Funny Names : There's Evening Shade, Greasy Corner, Stump City, Hope". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  4. ^ Thompson, George E. (2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 7.