ultrafacts:The town derives its name from the fact that the…

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The town derives its name from the fact that the two major highways, State Routes 85 and 86, originally intersected in a Y-intersection. At the time of its naming, Arizona law required all city names to have at least three letters, so the town’s founders named the town “Why” as opposed to simply calling it “Y.“ 

It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.

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