Jodie, TX Is that a real place in Texas?

  • New to the board or trying to figure out how something works here? Check out the User Guide.
  • The message board will be closed:
    From 4pm ET Monday, October 1st to 8:30am ET Thursday, October 18th.
    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.

  • The message board is closed between the hours of 4pm ET Friday and 8:30am ET Monday.

    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.

Lockdain

I wrestled a bear once!
Jan 19, 2016
183
833
28
City of Voronezh, Russian Federation
#1
Hello!

I'm so curious to get a new frantic facts about 11/22/63 since i recently (finally!) read it. Lately i tried to google some information about Jodie, TX (in fact i avid to see some photos of that place) but i failed - i only gone over wrong hyperlinks, that leads to pages, dedicated to persons named Jodie and etc. So i wonder if Jodie is a real town in Texas? Could someone please help me get any information about it? Will highly appreciate!
 

Moderator

Ms. Mod
Administrator
Jul 10, 2006
48,129
127,228
Maine
#2
Hello!

I'm so curious to get a new frantic facts about 11/22/63 since i recently (finally!) read it. Lately i tried to google some information about Jodie, TX (in fact i avid to see some photos of that place) but i failed - i only gone over wrong hyperlinks, that leads to pages, dedicated to persons named Jodie and etc. So i wonder if Jodie is a real town in Texas? Could someone please help me get any information about it? Will highly appreciate!
No, it's a fictional location. I don't know why Stephen chose that name for the town.
 

Lockdain

I wrestled a bear once!
Jan 19, 2016
183
833
28
City of Voronezh, Russian Federation
#8
I'm not even sure Texas is a real place some days.
Can't wrap head around, is it a kinda of wordpay or there is an undertone in this phrase? (i'm not native speaker).

....Jodie Texas sat by me in Homeroom.....true story, ask anybody.....:rolleyes:
GNTLGNT, only two days past since i'm on SKMB, but i already like your sense of humour, i've got that joke :)
 
Mar 12, 2010
6,539
28,972
Texas
#11
A joke. I live in Texas and some of the stuff that happens here is beyond belief.
Texas is like a pocket universe with like five different pocket worlds within - North Central Texas, East Texas, South Texas, etc. I moved from Illinois to Texas and came through the thinnie at the Oklahoma border just south of Thackerville. Is that the thinnie you used?
 

The Nameless

M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless
Jul 10, 2011
2,042
7,970
36
The Darkside of the Moon (England really)
#13
No, it's a fictional location. I don't know why Stephen chose that name for the town.
I'm actually quite saddened to learn this. I love the idea of places like jodie. Do you know if it's based loosely on any place in particular, or did he just make it a generic quiet sleepy town just far enough away from a major city?
 
Mar 18, 2016
1
4
64
Fort Worth, Texas
#18
I've lived in Dallas / Fort Worth area since 1967. I went to college in Arlington, and lived in Arlington for 5 years. Yes, Arlington is indeed right on the Dallas / Tarrant county line... smack in the middle of Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. Lee Harvey actually lived in Irving (a Dallas suburb between Dallas and Fort Worth), as I remember.

It's true, though...No Jodie, TX, at least not in DFW area. I've been here almost 50 years and never heard of it.

In fact, even in 1967 when I moved here, it was pretty much solid city between Dallas and Ft Worth... not really any small town feeling to it unless you got out of the metroplex.

It IS pretty awesome, though, to walk around Dealy Plaza and visit the 6th Floor museum in the old Texas Schoolbook Depository building.
 

Dana Jean

Moderator
Moderator
Apr 11, 2006
46,443
192,978
Thornfield
#19
I've lived in Dallas / Fort Worth area since 1967. I went to college in Arlington, and lived in Arlington for 5 years. Yes, Arlington is indeed right on the Dallas / Tarrant county line... smack in the middle of Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. Lee Harvey actually lived in Irving (a Dallas suburb between Dallas and Fort Worth), as I remember.

It's true, though...No Jodie, TX, at least not in DFW area. I've been here almost 50 years and never heard of it.

In fact, even in 1967 when I moved here, it was pretty much solid city between Dallas and Ft Worth... not really any small town feeling to it unless you got out of the metroplex.

It IS pretty awesome, though, to walk around Dealy Plaza and visit the 6th Floor museum in the old Texas Schoolbook Depository building.
Welcome Easy!
 
Mar 12, 2010
6,539
28,972
Texas
#20
I've lived in Dallas / Fort Worth area since 1967. I went to college in Arlington, and lived in Arlington for 5 years. Yes, Arlington is indeed right on the Dallas / Tarrant county line... smack in the middle of Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. Lee Harvey actually lived in Irving (a Dallas suburb between Dallas and Fort Worth), as I remember.

It's true, though...No Jodie, TX, at least not in DFW area. I've been here almost 50 years and never heard of it.

In fact, even in 1967 when I moved here, it was pretty much solid city between Dallas and Ft Worth... not really any small town feeling to it unless you got out of the metroplex.

It IS pretty awesome, though, to walk around Dealy Plaza and visit the 6th Floor museum in the old Texas Schoolbook Depository building.
I moved to Dallas in '64 and Arlington was already a thriving town. Six Flags Over Texas had been open for three years. The General Motors assembly plant was already there too. Now since Arlington has become home to the Rangers Ballpark and Cowboys Stadium, I think of Arlington as a traffic jam rather than a town lol. We moved to the country a few years ago and had to move more than 40 miles outside of Dallas to escape freeway overpasses and get the small town feeling lol.
 
We’ve created a Stephen King Library action for the 
			  Google Assistant and skill for Amazon Alexa. It'll give 
			  you a personalized reading recommendations based on your 
			  answers to a series of questions—so what are you waiting 
			  for? Find out which Stephen King book you should read 
			  next! Castle Rock - Wednesdays on Hulu The second season of Mr. Mercedes premieres at 10pm on August 22nd, only on Audience.