Greasy Corner, Arkansas
|Greasy Corner, Arkansas|
|Elevation||200 ft (60 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||83161|
Greasy Corner is an unincorporated community in St. Francis County, Arkansas, United States. Greasy Corner is located at the junction of Arkansas Highway 50 and Arkansas Highway 149 4.2 miles (6.8 km) north-northeast of Hughes.
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. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.
- "Greasy Corner". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- St. Francis County, Arkansas General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. 2008. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
- 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.
- Thompson, George E. (2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 7.
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