Accident, Maryland: Town Named Accident

The town is known for its "Welcome to Accident" green highway signs at the north and south ends of town.

Main St., Accident, MD
In the northwest corner of the state. US Hwy 219 runs north-south through the center of town, and has "Welcome to Accident" signs at both ends.
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Accident welcome sign.

Town Named Accident

A welcome sign greets visitors arriving at the town of Accident.

[Jeff Foushee, 08/16/2020]

The small town's strange name dates from around 1786; one tale of its origin is that two land surveyors -- friends Brooke Beall and William Deakins Jr. -- had claims they'd surveyed overlapping "by accident." The tract was dubbed in official documents at the time as "Accident."

Welcome to Accident sign.

Town named Accident

Since you mentioned Boring, Maryland, there's another fun-named town, Accident, in the western section of the state. I've been through there but never stopped to check it out in detail. Pretty area, though.

[Country Paul, 07/31/2015]

July 2020: Photo added.

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