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Welcome to Accident ...
The location of Accident has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
When the people of Accident refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Accidental<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Accident has a population of 312 people<4> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Accident.
Accident is 2,350 feet [716 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation of Accident is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Accident lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Accident: (301) & (240)<6>
The ZIP code for Accident: 21520<7>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Accident had an population of 312 people. This is a decrease of 4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.61% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Accident had a population of 325 people. This makes Accident the county's 7th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 325 people, the population of Accident decreased 7.93% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 353 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Accident.
Adding Accident to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Accident in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Accident elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Accident on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Accident ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Accident - it's located in Arkansas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Accident.
Communities near Accident ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Accident.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Accident. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Accident.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Accident. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Accident.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Accident. See our Newspapers Page for Accident.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Accident ...
Looking for more information about Accident? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Accident, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Accident.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Accident. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Garrett County: www.co.garrett.md.us/
The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/
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This page was last modified: 03 May 2021