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Old 07-19-2001, 07:28 PM   #1
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Question Where Was Hooterville Located at?

The answer to this question has always been a mystery. Was Hooterville located in Illinois because there were references to Chicago in a few of the episodes?

Was Hooterville located in California because the opening scenes of "GREEN ACRES" were filmed in a rural area north of Los Angeles? (I hope that the Douglases' farmhouse was earthquake proof.)

Was Hooterville located in the South because a lot of the characters either had Southern accents or Southern-sounding names? Could it have been located in either the Ozarks, the Great Smokey Mountains, the Appalachians, or even the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

If it was 81 degrees on Christmas Eve, could Hooterville have been located in Florida? I don't think so because I've been to Florida and it doesn't have mountainous or hilly terrain?

In the episode in which Lisa and Oliver were in New York on a two-week vacation, an old girlfriend of Oliver said to him that he bought a farm in Connecticut? Could it have been there?

The answer to this question will always remain a mystery.
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Old 07-30-2001, 01:12 PM   #2
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As the crow flies, it was about 5 mi. northwest of Pixley, and about 7 mi S.E. of Bugtussle.
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Old 08-20-2001, 08:28 PM   #3
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That's HooterSville Dahling
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Old 09-11-2001, 07:52 PM   #4
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Hooterville, if near Pixley, has to be in central California. Pixley is a real place on Hwy.99, and as the Hooterville Cannonball was actually the Sierra Railway #3, which runs not far from there, I like to think it's still somewhere not far from Porterville. Is it a coincidence that Porterville and Hooterville sound similar, and both are near Pixley? I think not!
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One of my resoures says Virginia but I really don't believe it. I think it was located in Illinois.
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Old 11-02-2001, 11:34 PM   #6
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The answer to this question has always been a mystery. Was Hooterville located in Illinois because there were references to Chicago in a few of the episodes?

Was Hooterville located in California because the opening scenes of "GREEN ACRES" were filmed in a rural area north of Los Angeles? (I hope that the Douglases' farmhouse was earthquake proof.)

Was Hooterville located in the South because a lot of the characters either had Southern accents or Southern-sounding names? Could it have been located in either the Ozarks, the Great Smokey Mountains, the Appalachians, or even the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

If it was 81 degrees on Christmas Eve, could Hooterville have been located in Florida? I don't think so because I've been to Florida and it doesn't have mountainous or hilly terrain?

In the episode in which Lisa and Oliver were in New York on a two-week vacation, an old girlfriend of Oliver said to him that he bought a farm in Connecticut? Could it have been there?

The answer to this question will always remain a mystery.

In one of the episodes they are aked what state they are from. Oliver answers "The Kangaroo State". In another episode they visit the governor and lisa is given a stuffed kangaroo as a gift.
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Old 11-03-2001, 11:58 AM   #7
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Howard: I will have to look that up. I don't know what the Kangaroo State is.
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Old 12-03-2001, 07:47 PM   #8
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I always got the impression that it could have been located somewhere in the Mid-South region. (Tennessee?) I can't produce any solid evidence to support this - just a hunch.
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Old 01-26-2002, 05:17 PM   #9
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The answer to this question has always been a mystery. Was Hooterville located in Illinois because there were references to Chicago in a few of the episodes?

Was Hooterville located in California because the opening scenes of "GREEN ACRES" were filmed in a rural area north of Los Angeles? (I hope that the Douglases' farmhouse was earthquake proof.)

Was Hooterville located in the South because a lot of the characters either had Southern accents or Southern-sounding names? Could it have been located in either the Ozarks, the Great Smokey Mountains, the Appalachians, or even the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

If it was 81 degrees on Christmas Eve, could Hooterville have been located in Florida? I don't think so because I've been to Florida and it doesn't have mountainous or hilly terrain?

In the episode in which Lisa and Oliver were in New York on a two-week vacation, an old girlfriend of Oliver said to him that he bought a farm in Connecticut? Could it have been there?

The answer to this question will always remain a mystery.
Din't The Clampets from the Beverly Hillbilies come from Hooterville or somthing like that?
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I could have sworn that they say it is in the Ozarks.
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Old 07-20-2002, 04:30 PM   #11
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If I can recall I think it was in California, and I heard that the green acres that were filmed on the show were cleared for new condiminiums, and are filled up all over. When I heard the news I was very sad.
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The Clampett's were from Bugtustle (a.k.a. Branson, Missouri).

I think Hooterville was on the move.

There were quite a few cross-references between the Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres/Petticoat Junction. I just saw a Hillbillies episode the other night when Jasbo Depew mentions to Jethrene Bodine that "there is a dance over in Hooterville tonight" suggesting it would be in Southern Missouri somewhere.

On Green Acres one time they were planning on going to Chicago and I seem to remember a mention that Chicago was 5 or 6 hours away. That would narrow down a circle too.

Although, on a Beverly Hillbillies episode recently Mr. Drysdale wanted to be driven to Hooterville and it was inferred that they got there without an overnight stop - indicating that Hooterville was in the West.

I cannot cite specific examples but I also recall things at different times on the program to lead me to believe that Hooterville was in New England.

So, my take on it is that Hooterville was located wherever it was handy at the time.

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I've always assumed it's just somewhere in the midwest. I guess tha's just one of those "tv show questions" that people will still be asking for years!
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Old 12-04-2002, 01:46 PM   #14
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Another conflict on Hooterville's location.

On the Beverly Hillbillies a night or two ago, Jane Hathaway was driving the Clampett's to Hooterville and the phrase "we'll have to drive most of the night to get there" was used.

That would put Hooterville in the Western US.

As I earlier mentioned, Hooterville was referenced on the Hillbillies (when they were back home) as being nearby.

So, conclusive proof that Hooterville was not in a fixed location if the rest of the geographical US really exists as we know it.
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Old 12-05-2002, 12:34 PM   #15
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maybe, when Hooterville was refrenced on the hillbilies, it was a different Hooterville. It's possible. There'smore than one town with the same name in some places.
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