Punkeydoodles Corners – A wonderful name!

Punkeydoodles Corners

Punkeydoodles Corners

Punkeydoodles Corners, Ontario – According to Wikipedia Punkeydoodles Corners is an unincorporated hamlet in southwestern Ontario, and not surprisingly – it’s claim to fame is its strange name and frequent sign theft.

You’ll find it a the crossroads of three counties – Waterloo, Perth and Oxford. How it got such a delightful name is debated. One of the most popular claims is that back in the late nineteenth century when there was a blacksmith shop and an inn with a tavern, the innkeeper liked to sing “Yankee Doodle”, but to his guests it would up sounding more like “Punkey Doodle”.

Signs with the name of the community have a habit of disappearing quickly, but you should be able to spot a pillar that was erected after a visit by Joe Clark in 1982. For this event they even opened a post office for one day to issue commemorative stamps.

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Punkeydoodles Corners, Wilmot, Waterloo, Regional Municipality, Ontario


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