My nominee for the most humorously-named town in the world: Humble, Texas.
I am told that it’s named after one Mr. Humble and is pronounced /ˈʌm.bl̩/ (i.e., the <h> is silent). But, at least orthographically, it would take a hypothetical Balmy, North Dakota, or Rural, New Jersey, to match it.
FWIW, I discovered the existence of this settlement in the New York Times’s obituary for oil-well firefighter Coots Matthews, who died there.
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