Q In what state is the Green Acres town of Hooterville supposed to be located?
—Martin Dean, Boone, Iowa
The exact location of Hooterville, the fictional TV setting of both Green Acres and Petticoat Junction, was never stated on either show, although several clues place it in or near Illinois (in one Green Acres episode, it's mentioned that Chicago is 300 miles away). But another TV series of the era, The Beverly Hillbilllies, added more mystery to Hooterville's whereabouts. The Hillbillies clan was from the Ozarks and had connections to characters on Petticoat Junction, suggesting that Hooterville might be in Missouri. So don't look for it on any map—you won't find it!