And, it is the only town in the United States with that name. I understand that it is still there and probably looks the same [with some age] since I was there in 1967. Where is it? Well, it is in Osage County about 15 miles East of Jefferson City, Missouri.
Internet sources relate little, but the general description is that "The community is believed named not for the monster, but for Gottfried Franken, who donated land to build a church here in 1890."
Previous Halloween treats...
Blood suckers of Connecticut
H. P. Lovecraft treat..."The Alchemist"
BE AFRAID...the Vampire Squid
H. G. Wells treat..."The Star"
Animation land Halloween cartoons
Kwaidan..four ghost stories
Mark Twain treat..."A Ghost Story"
The Devil and Maciste..."Maciste all'inferno"
"Daughter of Horror"...a remarkable cult film
Two historical cinematic Halloween offerings