One of these five small Washington towns is the birthplace of United Airlines. Another is famous for a tale of starvation and murder, and one town even shut down after residents believed they were being invaded by Martians.  Scroll down and check out the strange, interesting, and downright funny names, and the history behind these 5 small towns in Washington.

5 Weirdly Named and Strangely Famous Small Towns in Washington

Most towns and cities in Washington are named after Native American tribes. Others are named after families or local monuments. Here are five small Washington towns with strange or interesting names and the history behind them. These include the birthplace of United Airlines, murder, mystery, and just plain fun.

6 Best Beaches in Washington and Oregon to Watch a Winter Storm

These are my favorite beaches for storm watching. November through March is storm season on the coast. Watch the extended forecast for the coastline and get ready to book your room and take a drive to experience nature's wrath on the coast - you'll love it.

These Magical Treehouses in Washington Are the Perfect Romantic Getaway

If you're looking to unplug and get away from it all, these beautiful treehouses near Seattle will do the trick. These are just a few of the treehouses you can book at Treehouse Point