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Boring, Maryland: Town Named Boring

Have someone take your picture in front of the clearly-labeled Boring post office or Boring Methodist church.


Old Hanover Rd, Boring, MD
I-795 exit 9A. Drive north on Hwy 30 toward Hanover for 2.5 miles, then turn right onto Old Hanover Rd for two miles to Boring.
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Boring: a Nice, Quiet Village

I grew up in Boring during the 1960s and '70s. It was not named Boring for its pace of life, but for its first postmaster, David Boring. The town was originally named Fairview, but the railroad asked the community to change its name, because more than one Fairview was on the rail line. It's unknown when this happened, but it's thought to have been in the late 19th century.

[James Fowble, 02/18/2016]

Boring Methodist Church.

Town Named Boring

Really difficult to find but the town fits its name, it indeed looks pretty boring! Nonetheless, it's awesome finding a town that bears a name like this.

[Anthony B, 04/26/2014]

It's nice that Jesus left a note saying that he'd be back to Boring soon.

Vintage Gas Engine.

Boring, Maryland Gas Engine Show

The town of Boring MD might be no more than a village, but it does have a couple of attractions: In June, the Boring Volunteer Fire Department throws the Boring Gas Engine Show and Flea Market, usually the second weekend of June. Many of the old tractors, as well as old gas and steam engines that provided power to the surrounding farms during the first half of the 20th century, have been preserved and are put on display and demonstration. The show also features antique tractor pulls, with classes from 2,500 to 10,000 pounds, and a garden tractor pull, where Cub Cadets, Craftsmen, and John Deere Lawn Tractors duke it out in classes ranging from stock to highly modified.

Boring also has Bingo six nights a week at the fire hall, if you are passing through the area.

[Bruce Nolte, 07/18/2004]

US Post Office - Boring MD.

Another Boring town

There is a Boring town in Maryland, no more than a village. But it does have its own zip code. Visitors often wend their way there to take their pictures on the steps of the old country store that now only houses the post office under the sign proclaiming Boring! If you are lucky enough to be there when the post office is open (it closes at noon each day for the postmistress's lunch hour) do go in and view the ancient postal station. Nearby, visitors from as far away as South Africa have stood in front of the sign of the aptly named (?) Boring Methodist Church. Nothing here is really worth the trip, but if you are in the area, it is a diverting detour. Nearby, at the intersection of Md. Rt. 30 and Md. Rt. 91, is Elmo's, a local institution serving breakfast only, from 5am-noon.

[Roger Reader, 04/14/2002]

June 2011: Photo added.

Another Boring town

There is another town called Boring and it's in Maryland. I've never been there but it was mentioned several times on the TV show "Homicide" (the wife of Det. Felton was supposed to be from Boring). It's a real place though, I looked on the map.

[Willie Zaza, 06/17/2001]

It's in the wearisome company of Boring, Oregon, and Dull, Ohio.

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