The Looney Bin (Barn)


From the files of Suzanne’s Fetish With Old Barns… Isn’t this a pretty barn, all smothered in foliage?

I found this barn located along a narrow country backroad in Looneyville, West Virgina, about ten minutes from where our farm is. Yes, there is a town called Looneyville. Looney is an old family name around here. Wouldn’t you love to be a kid with the last name of Looney? There is a Looney cemetery near here, which is oddly NOT in Looneyville. Looneyville has a post office–a tiny unmanned building on a corner where a main road crosses the country road where I found this barn.

There used to be an asylum here, but oddly it too was not in Looneyville…. 😆


  1. Heather Harper says:


    That’s funny.

  2. Alice Audrey says:

    It’s a beautiful old barn. As to the Looneys – well that’s just nuts! :mrgreen:


  3. Toni Anderson says:

    LOL–do you have any Looneys in the family? 😆

  4. Tori Lennox says:

    I do love your barn pictures!

    I feel like I ought to have some Looneys in my family tree. :rotfl: And I think it’s a shame the asylum wasn’t in Looneyville. LOL!

  5. Lis says:

    Gorgeous photo!! Love that name looneyville. :sheepjump:

  6. Marty says:

    I knew a Looney once…I know several of the non-literal kind :shimmy:

  7. Ruby55 says:

    Well, I’ve certainly come across some very “odd” names in my time. Usually they are in another language and the owners may not even know what the original meaning was. German especially has a lot of really strange names. Even my one grandmother’s maiden name is kind of odd Herzberg “Heart mountain”. I think my own last name has something to do with law enforcement. Maybe that’s why it’s such a common name.

    Hmm. Can’t remember if I told you already or not that I’ve changed my e-mail address after about 10 years. So if you see me unsubscribe with execulink, I’ll be resubscribed with sympatico.