4. Twin Peaks, Wash.
First Appeared: Twin Peaks (Episode 1, "Pilot", April 8, 1990)
Founding Father: David Lynch and Mark Frost
Notable Residents: Dale Cooper, Laura Palmer, Bob, Ben Horne
The single most unnerving small town ever created springs from the mind of David Lynch and Mark Frost. The city seems to creep ever slowly from it's original handful of locations to introduce more and more dirty secrets of the citizens therein (One Eyed Jacques, The Shut-In's Greenhouse, the cabin in the woods). But Lynch, in classic form, makes the Double R Diner the real heart of the town, where the pie is fantastic and the coffee is black as the midnight on a moonless night.