The Legendary Truth: Is Zillah Washington Really Named for Godzilla?
Is Zillah Washington Really Named After Godzilla?
When you hear the name Zillah Washington, you might do a double-take, thinking it sounds suspiciously like the name of a certain giant lizard monster that's wreaked havoc on movie screens for years.
Where Did Zillah Washington Get Their Name? Was It Godzilla?
Comedians for years have made a point to talk about the Church of God-Zilla in their routines and that alone makes Zillah interesting for such a small town in Washington State. I'll visit that great story in the future but let's talk about Zillah and Godzilla first
It was incorporated in 1891, and like many towns in the area, it owes much of its early growth to the flourishing apple orchard industry and the recent completion of the Sunnyside Irrigation Canal.
So where does the name Zillah really come from?
It'll surprise you that a little girl throwing a fit is the reason for the name "Zillah"
Her name was Zillah Oakes and her dad promised that if she quit screaming and crying, he'd name the town after her.
So if you ever wondered where the name Zillah came from, you now know a little girl throwing a tantrum was the cause, and in a sense, you could call her a little "Godzilla" on a rampage but alas not our favorite movie monster Godzilla.