Destination: “Couch”


Florida is a very strange state with many things to discuss about it. Even locals down here find out something new every day. One lesser known fact about Florida is it contains several towns some would consider strange, not because of their inhabitants, but because of their names. Unless you actually happen to live in these towns, here are four strangely named towns in Florida.
Couch, Florida is a very small town up on the state’s panhandle, north of Panama City. It’s tiny size and name make it one of the hardest, if not the hardest town to find in Florida. Simply Googling “Couch Florida” will result in a bunch of furniture stores, and by the small chance you have heard of this place, there is not much information to be found about it. A Google Maps search will result in a tiny, tree filled area with a two lane road and a railroad track, dotted with small houses here and there. Why it is named Couch, is likely only known to the residents who live there.
Fluffy Landing is another very small town in Freeport located East of Couch. Despite its nearby location, Fluffy Landing has a little more information about it. According to, Fluffy Landing has been exempt from Florida census’ and therefore has relatively no population count. Located near what seems to be a ranch on some waterfront property, Fluffy Landing is much easier to find than Couch yet still appears to have a close-knit community, as shown when they celebrated building a new dock on the Choctawhatchee Bay according to The dock is, quote “an additional fishing neighborhood to the neighborhood that crosses a ditch.” Like Couch, it is unknown why the area is known as Fluffy Landing.
Farther up on the list, Two Egg is an agricultural community in Jackson County. It is located around the intersection of Green Road, Flat Road and Fort Road. The community living there is very proud of their history and town, even boasting a website, which can be found at The website describes various legends surrounding the town, such as a bigfoot-like monster called the Stump Jumper that was recorded on a wildlife camera, and the Ghost of Bellamy Bridge. They also enjoy sharing famous people from the town area, from the pirate Billy Bowlegs to the actress Faye Dunaway, “one of the first women to pursue a college degree in Florida.” The town acknowledges a history of Native Tribes living in the area long before them and a Seminole War battle taking place on their soil. The town itself has two passed down stories of why it is called “Two Egg.” In the first story, residents from the Greatest Generation traded eggs instead of money. In one account two young boys were told by their mother to trade two eggs for some sugar, which eventually became the name of the town.
Lastly, Christmas, Florida is a town in Orange County with a population of about 1,100. Christmas had several attractions and a very Christmas themed design. One of its main icons is the “world’s largest alligator” they named Swampy, as well as tours of the swampland around them. People enjoy visiting the town in December to get postcards signed at a historic post office which was established in 1892. The town is also home to the sculptor and cowboy Tex Wheeler who created a bronze statue of the racehorse Seabiscuit, which is stationed in the town today. The town itself was a fort built by US soldiers during the Second Seminole War.

They completed the fort on Christmas Day, and decided to name the town accordingly. In addition, the roads in the town are named Cupid, Blitzen, and St. Nicholas Avenue with side roads being Rudolph and Dasher Street.
Overall, each town, despite having little information about them are places in Florida that anyone can visit, provided you have a car and are willing to drive out into the countryside. Each town follows a more florida wilderness setting, and if that is your ideal Florida experience, these are some places for you.