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A Praiseworthy Map of America's Heavenly Place Names

Offbeat  (tags: USA, heavenly names, interesting, photos, mapsoff-beat )

- 1626 days ago -
Earlier this year, data artist Jonathan Hull brewed up a brimstone-stinking map of America's satanically named landmarks. Obviously the Salt Lake City resident has decided to drop his dark experiments and walk the righteous path, for he's now released...

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Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 8:02 pm
This map certainly is praise-worthy.
Thanks Carrie.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 8:04 pm
My name means glory to G-d so everywhere I go is heavenly.

Lona G (80)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 10:59 pm
What an odd hobby, but it gives some nice insight of how the mind of people works when naming a new landmark. In contrast Australians must have a much harder time when crossing their new found country (or weren't very religious), because the country is bespeckeled with names like, MT. Desperation, Deception bay or No Hope Creek. Bill Briyon gives a long list of magnificent, though slightly depressing, names on the Australian map in "Down Under".

zora b (85)
Monday January 6, 2014, 12:03 am
Very interesting.

Birgit W (160)
Monday January 6, 2014, 8:02 am
Interesting, thanks for sharing.

Gail Ring (89)
Monday January 6, 2014, 9:21 am
interesting and thanks for sharing

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Monday January 6, 2014, 8:35 pm
Agree with Lona Goudswaard, Australia certainly has some very interesting names when it comes to place names.

Interesting how names come about.

Susanne R (235)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 12:24 am
Devil's Hole State Park in Niagara Falls, NY, which I couldn't locate on the map, is not only beautiful but has quite a history. It's where the Battle of Devil's Hole took place.

The Battle of Devil's Hole

Very interesting post, Carrie! Thanks!
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