As with the nearby towns of Blue Ball and Paradise, Pennsylvania, Intercourse is a popular site for tourists on account of its location in "Amish country". Its name has acquired sexual connotations unrelated to the reasons the village was named. Sign posts for the town are frequently targeted by thieves.
Besides its name, Intercourse is also famous for its Amish communities. For this reason the movie Witness was filmed in Intercourse and For Richer or Poorer was set there, though not filmed in Intercourse.
"Another theory concerns two famous roads that crossed here. The Old King's highway from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh (now the Old Philadelphia Pike) ran east and west through the center of the town. The road from Wilmington to Erie intersected in the middle. The joining of these two roads is claimed by some to be the basis for the town 'Cross Keys' or eventually 'Intercourse'. A final idea comes from the use of language during the early days of the Village. The word 'intercourse' was commonly used to describe the 'fellowship' and 'social interaction and support' shared in the community of faith, which was much a part of a rural village like this one."While it may seem attractive to some to misconstrue "intercourse" in its more base sexual form, this has nothing to do with the origins of the village name.
ANOKA COUNTY; Wrestling coach is not guilty of sex charges; The assistant coach at Coon Rapids High School contended he had consensual sex with a woman he met at a bar.(NEWS)
Oct 21, 2008; Byline: JIM ADAMS; STAFF WRITER An Anoka County jury has acquitted a former assistant wrestling coach at Coon Rapids High School...