Every state has its fair share of captivating towns, ranging from bizarre, strange, and unique to quirky and completely unusual. According to Travel.Alot.com, there is an unusual town in every state worth exploring. The website highlighted the most unusual town in every state. Unusual towns with unique stories, traditions, and monuments that are overlooked by typical vacation destinations.
Hell was named the most unusual town in Michigan.
To discover the most unusual town in Michigan, a visit to Hell is a must according to the website. They even talked about how much the town takes pride in its name. “Residents have really embraced their enviable namesake, with Hell Hole Diner serving up devilishly delicious cuisine and the Hell Chapel of Love offering an unconventional wedding ceremony for couples who—quite literally—want to tie the knot in Hell,” the website said.
Hell, located in Livingston County, started out as a grist mill and general store on the banks of what is now called Hell Creek. It was first settled in 1838 by George Reeves. According to GoToHellMi.com, Reeves’ habit of paying the local farmers for their grain with home-distilled whiskey led many wives to comment “He’s gone to Hell again.” Apparently, this happened when wives questioned their husband’s whereabouts during harvest time.
What makes Hell unusual?
This town is known for more than just its name. Hell has some cool stuff. You can go there and pick up your typical souvenirs. But you can also become “Mayor of Hell” for a day. There are several popular attractions in the area, such as the scattering yard where visitors can lay to rest cremated remains, the Crematory At Screams Ice Cream Shop, and the option to purchase a piece of Hell.
In Michigan, you can have a bit of fun and go to Paradise and Hell in one day by traveling roads spanning over 330 miles in about five hours. It would make for an amazing Michigan road trip.
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