Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Intercourse is just not the same today!


Intercourse, PA - The town was originally founded in 1754. It was known as Cross Keys after a tavern in the area. There are several unsubstantiated versions of the origin of the name “Intercourse”. Some say the name described the long entrance to an old race track east of town. This stretch of road was first known as the “Entercourse”. By 1814, the name evolved into Intercourse. Another explanation suggests that the name comes from two well known traveled roads that crossed in the middle of the town. Today, the town is a well-known Amish settlement. Again, it is amazing how meanings of some names have changed and how we view them today.
Photo courtesy of Library of Congress

2 comments:

M said...

I love your blog. This kind of information satiates some kind of underlying practical curiosity that is rarely satisfied! I have a question: I've come across more than one street in CT called "Roast Meat Hill"

any ideas?

Funnynames said...

Sorry, no ideas on roast meat hill.
Sounds like a good place to cook.

Thanks for visiting