Mapping America's Scariest Place Names

Jonathan Hull, a 37-year-old graphic designer from Salt Lake City, has assembled an horrific catalog of America's "demonic, hellish, and Satan-flavored" appellations.
October 31, 2013, 7am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"The United States Devil Map, available in full-screen for your pre-Halloween perusal, is a fantastic example of how a nation's burning obsession with the supernatural has influenced its entire cartography," writes John Metcalfe. "Virtually every state in the union has at least a handful of brimstone-smelling mountains, Styxlike rivers, infernal swamps, and, in one case, a highway so damned the authorities had to change its name."

"My vote for best appellation must go to Arizona's Hellzapoppin Creek, a trickle in an ocean of dried-out grassland that (I like to imagine) sees Natty Light-swilling ghouls tubing under the eerie light of the Blood Moon."

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Published on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in The Atlantic Cities
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