Do You Know The Interesting Story Behind Amarillo’s Name?
The Texas panhandle is full of interesting stories. One of those stories involves the naming of Amarillo.
Do you know the history behind Amarillo's name?
Have You Ever Been To Oneida?
If you've ever been to Amarillo, then the answer is yes. Amarillo was originally called Oneida. It isn't a word that most of us are familiar with, so I decided to look into its origins.
Here is what I found...
Oneida could be in reference to the Native American tribe. Originally, they lived in what is now central New York. Now they're spread between New York, Wisconsin, and Canada.
Oneida could also be reference to a company that makes cutlery and tableware. I also found a company that specializes in dust collection and air systems.
I seriously doubt these provided direct inspiration, but I can't be certain.
Don't Get It Confused With The Religious Utopian Oneida Community.
While Amarillo was originally called Oneida, It wasn't the only place.There was a utopian community called Oneida Community, and they had some far out ideas as far as traditional Christianity would be concerned. This existed all the way up in Vermont, so I doubt there's much of a connection.
From Oneida To Amarillo Thanks To Mother Earth.
What you need to know first is that Amarillo Creek exists. Along Amarillo Creek there are these beautiful yellow flowers that bloom. Also, the dirt around the banks of the creek has a yellow look to it.
The most widely accepted idea on exactly how Amarillo got its name has to do with that dirt and those flowers. Amarillo is the Spanish word for "yellow" or "golden."
While some places got their named from dueling beetles or angry school teachers, Amarillo's name is an ode to the Earth that surrounds it.
Now, you know.