Screaming Left Hand Turn

While I continue to try and fail to write something with substance for this blog here are a few silly maps. Once I got the GNIS database into ArcGIS I was able to query it for place names with any words or parts of words I wanted. So I mapped places with unusual words in them—at least unusual for place names. Words like unknown, scream, terror, calamity, ghost, haunt, and so on. Here are the results.







The word “devil” occurs in so many place names and in so many different ways I felt obliged to make a slightly different style of map.

I hope to finish writing up some longer and perhaps more interesting posts soon; more interesting in the sense of being about arcane, esoteric bits of toponymical history.

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