Friday, April 3, 2015

A to Z - Eye on Texas: C

Eye on Texas - Today is the letter C. Let's visit Cut and Shoot, Texas (population 1000) and located near Houston.

per Wikipedia:
According to one local legend, Cut and Shoot was named after a 1912 community confrontation that almost led to violence. According to differing versions of the story, the dispute was either over:[4]
  • The design of a new steeple for the town's only church,
  • The issue of who should be allowed to preach there, or
  • The conflicting land claims among church members.
Whatever the circumstances were, a small boy at the scene reportedly declared "I'm going to cut around the corner and shoot through the bushes in a minute!" This statement apparently stayed in the residents' minds and was eventually adopted as the town's name.[5] It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[6][7]

Bonus -  Downton Abbey's Countess Violet to Lord Grantham - Your father always told the village what they wanted.

funny how a tv show quote could apply to old Cut and Shoot back in the day. However, their town name would probably be very bland.


  1. A colourful name indeed.

  2. I'd never heard of it. Good challenge to participate in.

  3. Fun! I love creative town names!

  4. That's a fantastic name for a town, but probably only one that works in reality - a fictional town of that name wouldn't be believed!

  5. Passing from the A to Z . . . . Interesting name indeed.

    Good luck with the A to Z

    Rob Z Tobor

  6. Yup, have heard of Cut and Shoot in Montgomery County. Some real famous Bubba's hail from there. Good one for 'C'.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
    AtoZ 2015 Challenge
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  7. I loved your Downton Abbey reference. Enjoy the Challenge!

    Faye at Destination: Fiction

  8. That's awesome. I love the Downton Abbey quotes, it's such a wonderful contrast! And of course the Dowager Countess is my favorite character on the show :-)
    Jetgirl visiting via Forty, c'est Fantastique