Hell is an unincorporated village in Michigan that was begun by George Reeves, who started a sawmill, a gristmill, a distillery and tavern there in the 1840s. Reeves opened the distillery to use excess grain that the farmers raised in the area, and this led to the building of a tavern also.
Through the years, he also built a ballroom and racetrack, and sold his whiskey for as little as ten cents a gallon. The U.S. Government sent tax collectors to the area to check out the whiskey business, shortly after the Civil War, but Reeves hid the whiskey from the government agents.
According to reports from some town people, Hell got its name when people would ask men's wives where their husbands were, and they began replying, "He's gone to hell again." So, the name stuck.
Now with an icebox covering much of the United States, the temperature in Hell has plummeted, and an ice storm has frozen over Hell. See the photo on this page that was posted on Facebook, also watch the video for more information about Hell.