Vermont promotes Podunk, but York County has its Sticks
The Washington Post profiled Podunk, Vt., this week. As our headline said: “It’s a real place. And it’s really in the middle of nowhere — or, at least, it used to be.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/05/AR2006060501174.html
York County has its share of wonderful names: Lucky, Glades, Castle Fin. But Sticks is the county’s most revered podunk name.
The Codorus Township hamlet was named after a prominent family.
“In fact, the Sticks area wasn’t really the sticks even in the 1800s,” I wrote in Never to be Forgotten. “It boasted at least two doctors, including Wesley C. Stick, and the Glenville Academy, complete with science laboratory and library.”
And today, Sticks is not in the sticks. It’s a crossroads, particularly used by commuters heading back and forth from Maryland and traveling to and from Interstate 83.