The 15 strangest town names in North America


Accident, Maryland

The most popular explanation of the town’s name comes from the 1700s when friends Brooke Beall and William Deakins were surveying the land. Deakins marked what is now the town as “by accident” after initially thinking that Beall had already surveyed the area. Since then the locals have been called Accidentals, which, when you think about it, is pretty cool.

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