Massachusetts Town Contains The Longest Name In The U.S.
We’ve heard of the funniest town names in every state. But did you know that there’s a town in Massachusetts that is home to the longest name in the country?
In a state filled with characters and places named after historical events, Massachusetts also has this flag to fly high in the air. Towns like Lynn or Hull are examples of one-syllable towns containing just four letters, that you will find up and down the Bay State. However, in Webster in Worcester County you will find this incredible spot.
No, my fingers did not get stuck to the keyboard, nor did I go on a typing rampage. In total, that would be 49 letters long and 14 syllables. Often, it is found shortened to Lake Chaubunagungamaug (just 21 letters). Furthermore, in this more modern era, it was rebranded and often referred to as Lake Webster (how lazy).
This lake in Massachusetts with the extremely long name is quite large. It takes up over 1,440 acres.
“The popular, but inaccurate, translation of the lake name is: ‘You fish on your side, I fish on my side, and nobody fishes in the middle,'” the Webster Lake Association explains.
In addition, The Travel explained that this lake has an abundance of fish. They said, “The fish in the lake include Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, White Sucker, and landlocked Alewife.” The shoreline area is largely residential and is conducive to your typical watersport activities.
The Travel also reported how New Zealand is the country that owns the longest name in the world. As for Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, there are popular social media spots in Webster that flaunt signs with this lake name on it, if you’d like to see it for yourself.