I am fascinated with how places get their names. Horse Heaven Hills is a long range of rolling hills in Eastern Washington. The highest hill is over 4,000 feet. There are many fossilized skeletons of prehistoric bison, mammoths, and early horses there, indicating the area with its knee deep grasses has been a grazing range for thousands of years. In 1881, a certain settler always described the area by saying “this is certainly a horse heaven”. And the name stuck.
I am wondering what some other areas have been given romantic names by the settlers.