What’s in a Name? The 50 Weirdest Town Names in America

Accident, Maryland

Location: Garrett County, Maryland, United States.

Population: 314 ( According to 2017 stats )


Source: accidentmd.org

Back in 1786, when land venture William Deakins, Jr., was granted the official land grant, to his indefinite stretch of land where the town now stands, he named it ‘Accident.’ According to local people, it was because he and another speculator named Brooke Beall had accidentally simultaneously surveyed the same land.

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