No Name, Colorado

No Name, Colorado

My husband and I have driven past the I-70 exit for No Name, Colorado, a number of times. A few weeks ago, we finally stopped to take a photo.

So where does the name “No Name” come from? Did some cowboy or prospector or railroad employee come up with it?

Nope, nope, and nope.

It was a Colorado Department of Transportation official.

Back when I-70 was being built, the exit intended for a tiny, unnamed community in Glenwood Canyon was dubbed “No Name” by this anonymous official. But “No Name,” which was only meant to be a placeholder, began to grow on the locals. They liked it so much, in fact, that when the state asked the community to replace “No Name” with something more appropriate, the community refused.

What are your thoughts on the non-name? :)

Source: Parker, Quentin. Welcome to Horneytown, North Carolina, Population: 15. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2010.

One thought on “No Name, Colorado

  1. Reminds me of a kitten we had. We bottle-raised her and we were not going to keep her and so we weren’t going to name her. We just called her “Baby” and then that turned into her name. We did give her away and they kept her name as “Baby”.

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