Detour, Maryland

Detour is an unincorporated community in Carroll County, Maryland, United States.[1]

Detour, Maryland
View east along MD 77 in Detour
Location within the state of Maryland
Detour (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°36′14″N 77°16′05″W
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)


A post office called Detour was established in 1905, and remained in operation until 1993.[2] According to tradition, the indirect route of the railroad extending to the site accounts for the name.[3]

William and Catherine Biggs Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[4]


  1. "Geographic Names Information System". Detour (Populated Place). U.S. Geological Survey. 2009-01-29.
  2. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  3. Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 33.
  4. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.

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