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Scratch Ankle, AL (WSFA) - When it comes to unusual town names this on may have you scratching your head. Deep in Monroe County, about 80 miles southwest of Montgomery, sits the town of Scartch Ankle.
There are plenty of rumors on how the town got its name. "We have what we call black gnats, about the size of red bugs," said resident Alvin Johnson. "If you roll up your pants and sit out in the afternoon, you'll call it scratch ankle too. They wrap you up, and then you're scratching your ankles."
It's a quiet town with about 200 residents, and that's just the way they like it. "I have no desire to live elsewhere," said resident Elizabeth Johnson. "I'd like to finish out my life here."
The mayor of Scratch Ankle is quite a character. You can see him for yourself, by watching the story in our video player.