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Well, I found this about an area in Missouri:
"Tucked away in the rugged hills of northern Scott County Missouri....
Tywappity Community Lake....
The mystique of these areas first begins with the tongue tingling name "Tywappity." Although its exact origin is somewhat speculative, the name Tywappity is most likely derived from the name given to a tribe of Native Americans [editor comment (fancy name for ME): further research suggests the Shawnee] living in the region when settled by Anglo-Europeans.
Historical records show the name Tywappity first appeared in 1793 when Cape Girardeau was designated a judicial district whose boundary on the south was referenced as the Tywappity Bottoms.
In 1797, French explorer Collot journeyed up the Mississippi River keeping a journal of his travels. Collot made reference to the Tywappity Indians living in an area he called the Tywappity Mountains, the hilly northern part of present day Scott County.
Six years later in 1803 when Lewis and Clark also traveled up the Mississippi River on their famous expedition to explore the newly purchased Louisiana Territory, they noted in their journals settlers living in an area referred to as the Tywappity Bottoms. This area was about 22 miles north of the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in what is today Scott County Missouri."
From the "Southeast Missourian"
Maybe someone who couldn't spell (ancestor of....you-know-who??) named the one (Tyewhoppety) in Kentucky.
Though Native American names were spelled any which way by whatever European explorer came through the area.
Last edited by melbrod; 08-20-2019 at 07:08 PM.