The Hells Hollow Name
According to my dad:
Hells Hollow was named back in the early days of Fannin County. It was known as Dunn Mill Creek, and parts of it are still known by that name. Hells Hollow got its name from the prohibition days. Moonshining was common, and the mountains in the area provided a perfect place to hide out. A man wandered in one day and came across a moonshine still. Being protective mountain people, they "took care" of the intruder. He wandered out of the area after 3 days, dazed, confused, beaten, and without a stitch of clothing on. When asked where he'd been, he said he'd been in Hell for the last 3 days. The name stuck, and it is still debated (especially when I get my driver's license renewed) as to whether it's spelled Hells Hollow, or Hells Holler.
Interestingly enough, it is across the mountain from a community called Devil's Den. Moreso is the fact that Fightingtown Creek runs between the two!
Why call us Hells Hollow Huskies?? It makes a great alliteration!
Look!!! The huskies missed one!