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Last Hussar23 Aug 2015 4:31 a.m. PST

"…the 21st century town has slipped into obscurity, its modern claim to fame is for the fact that it is consistently placed on the wrong side of the West Virginia/Pennsylvania state border by map makers, and that it is the nation's largest producer of divorce lawyers. However in 1863 it was an important junction, and thus the clash between the Union Army of the Tygart Valley, and the Confederate Army of Western Virginia was inevitable."

Please suggest names for my ACW map The town itself, farms, ridges, the river, etc. If you suggest a feature that doesn't exist I may well put it on. The map is 12 miles by 10, gridded to 1 foot on the table squares (76 x 60)

Feel free to be as serious or as silly as you like. Immortalise yourself, family, friends, co-workers, vilify your boss. Stealth puns are welcome.

All I ask is that on first glance it seems possible and not stupid.

wminsing Inactive Member23 Aug 2015 4:48 a.m. PST

Putters Green, an idyllic town before the armies show up….


pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2015 5:14 a.m. PST

Hasenauer Ridge---a long low ridge just west of your main town with a prominent bald knob that makes it an important feature.

Figlia's Store---a small village at a road junction that grew up around a feed store. Rich farms surround the area.

uglyfatbloke23 Aug 2015 5:20 a.m. PST

Divorce lawyers…how about 'Acrimony'?

Don Manser23 Aug 2015 5:23 a.m. PST



zippyfusenet Inactive Member23 Aug 2015 5:46 a.m. PST

Rust Creek Drop off point for old, non-functioning refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, acetylene tanks, etc.

The Tanglewood Heavy second-growth forest, nearly impenetrable, lots of sticker bushes, stankweed, poison ivy, ticks. Only the local bushwhacker guerillas and the moonshiners (generally the same people) know the secret paths.

Stankin' Swamp Similar to The Tanglewood, but wetter. The headwaters of Rust Creek.

Felcher's Bottom Farming hamlet of the Felcher clan, early settlers of Rust Creek valley. Suspicious, clannish, peculiar folk, who don't cotton much to outsiders, Union or Confederate. "Ef she ain't good enuff fer her own kin, she ain't good enuff fer us neither."

Gobbler's Knob Another prominent eminence.

Rich Trevino Inactive Member23 Aug 2015 6:05 a.m. PST

Big Bang Hill. Little Bang.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2015 6:29 a.m. PST

The sign says: "Welcome to Jurisprudence….."

It's a town right down the road from Alford's Plea Junction…

The town is overlooked by Widows Hill, upon which numerous larger homes sit, (the "finer families). Other nearby geographical features are Hatchett's Creek, Parker's Woods, and the Old Emmett Farm, (where the last local Revolutionary War veteran Ol' Man Emmett, and his son who wasn't "right in the head" lived until the old man died and the son murdered a wood stove salesman with an axe handle and stuffed his body in a nearby well. It's currently occupied by some Swedes that just come over)….

Jurisprudence is currently run by Mayor Ebeneezer Cratchett, and his assistant Timothy Wilkins. They make a nice percentage in private contract sales for socks that are sewn and sent to the troops of the Union Army but the 1st Baptist and 1st Methodist Ladies Society. The ladies sew the socks, and "donate them", so the mayor can then in turn take the donations and sell them to The War Department.

The White Horse Tavern on Main Street has a well known secret of watering down it's drinks that it sells to unwary travelers just passing through….

I could write more but I think you get the idea…..
Perhaps the next installment I'll tell you about George, the local boy who shirks his duty…

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2015 6:37 a.m. PST

A few years back I did the same thing…including making the map.

Here's the TMP Link for it: TMP link

Along with the follow up links for the story line and the battle and photos:

TMP link

TMP link

TMP link

Rich Bliss23 Aug 2015 8:34 a.m. PST

Novak's Farm Road

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2015 10:44 a.m. PST

The little hill at Gobbler's Knob

Just beside the village of Horner's Corners

Down Rambling Run from the Little Snake River

donlowry23 Aug 2015 12:42 p.m. PST

Harvey Hill and Powell Hill. Shinola Creek (don't go up it without a paddle!). Henry's Ford. Bell's Bottom. Whistful Vista Street. Frankie Lane. Arby Square (you should be there), Jurassic Park.

John Michael Priest24 Aug 2015 5:20 a.m. PST

Running Deer Ridge, rattlesnake Creek, Boone 's Holler.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2015 7:01 a.m. PST

Along the creek there is an area called Lard Bottom (corn grown there fattens up cattle like nobody's business!)

There is a rough stream crossing called Gerald Ford (it's hard to cross there and chew gum at the same time)

OSchmidt Inactive Member25 Aug 2015 8:20 a.m. PST

Here you go.

Bulldung Run (FirstBull run)
Shinola (Shiloh)
Second Molasses (2nd Bull Run)
Aunti-Tum's Creek (Antietem
Grittysburg. Gettysburg
Fredericksburg of Hollywood (Fredericsburg)
Chumpchangeville (Chancellorsville)
Peckersburg (Petersburg)
Freemuff'sboro (Murfrees boro)
Chattahoochiecoochie (ChattanoogaO
Chickehammenahammennahammena (Chicamagua)
Vickis Burgers (Vicksburg)
Gnoshville (Nashville)
Mylanta (Atlanta)
New Oilins (New Orleans)
Fort Sumppump (Fort Sumpter)
The Valley Girl Campaign. (Jackson in the Valley)
The Drive on Santa Claus (Shelby's operations in the far west)
If it's Tuesday this must be Marvin Gardens (Seven Days)

Last Hussar25 Aug 2015 12:19 p.m. PST

Surely 'Thelanta'- the definite article you might say…

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