United States Devil Map
October 31, 2013 4:12 PM   Subscribe

Can't decide where to go trick or treating? Jonathan Hull has created an interactive map of all the places in the U.S. with words like Devil, Hell, or Satan in the name.

(visualizing.org, previously)
posted by Room 641-A (10 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Hell, Michigan isn't chthonic; it's named for the German word for "Bright."
posted by klangklangston at 4:47 PM on October 31, 2013

It would be cooler if you could actually see the map...
posted by Jibuzaemon at 5:08 PM on October 31, 2013 [3 favorites]

Granted, it's not particularly diabolical, but they missed out on an opportunity to include Blood Mountain, GA and other creep-sounding places. Of course, there probably aren't many places to trick-or-treat up there, either.
posted by jquinby at 5:18 PM on October 31, 2013

Personal fave: Kill Devil Hills.
posted by showbiz_liz at 5:21 PM on October 31, 2013

Hell, Michigan isn't chthonic; it's named for the German word for "Bright."

Anchthonic it may be, I nevertheless have in my possession several photographs taken on a snowy cold day there. I missed Satan ice skating to work, but it was a dam site colder than it was bright.
posted by Herodios at 6:39 PM on October 31, 2013

Hunh! Finally found Seven Devils Mountains, but much too slightingly represented, seeing as there's a He Devil, a She Devil, a Devil's Throne, as well as a Devil's Tooth. Black Imp and Baal are not to be sneezed at, either. On the low side, there's Devil's Canyon, Basin, and Scuttle Hole. Wet places are the Devil's Basin, the Devil's Washtub on the Malad River, the Devil's Creek, Washboard, Gorge, Lake, and Punchbowl. Can't forget the Devil's Bedstead, Ladder, Corral, and Gate. He has his own Playground and a Slide, as well as two Kitchens. There are several Devil's Elbows and one Devil's Toenail. The only Satan I know of is Satan Lake, unless you count the Grave of Satan, the biggest steer, in Kuna, Idaho.

These are just the places I know of, mostly here in the south. Don't know how well Ol' Scratch is represented in the northern part of the state, but I'm betting he got around up there as well.
posted by BlueHorse at 8:08 PM on October 31, 2013

Devilishly hard to read. Curses, foiled again!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 11:26 PM on October 31, 2013

He missed the entire Hellroaring Plateau in Montana. It's at 10,000 feet. Got caught once there in a snow/thunder/lightening storm on the 5th of July. Interesting walk out being the tallest object for three miles and carrying an aluminum fly rod case.
posted by ITravelMontana at 12:28 AM on November 1, 2013 [2 favorites]

Well, that's one hellacious interface.
posted by malocchio at 6:15 AM on November 1, 2013

Looks like fodder for Supernatural fanfic.
posted by domo at 6:39 AM on November 1, 2013

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