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Accident pioneers, page 7

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the calm, stable character of the inhabitants may well be reflected and perhaps caused by the growth in the religious life of the community. Sometimes referred to as the Village of the Three Churches, the three established churches are active and hold regular worship services at present. St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church was established in 1800 with the Church of the Brethren being organized as a congregation in 1846.

In 1857 the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church was established. The first post office was established on December 17, 1838 with William Drane appointed as the postmaster.

Little can be learned as to when the first public school was opened. There is some thinking that the first school may have been built around 1820 just across the alley from the present structure. The Accident school was named a high school in 1915 and accepted as a first class high school in 1923. In 1952 the local high school merged with Friendsville High School and Grantsville High School, creating the


Kathryn A. Speicher

GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH AND PARSONAGE, ACCIDENT, MD. Picture taken in 1908. The present pastor is the Rev. C. F. Dauphin. Picture through the courtesy of Mrs. Harry Vitez, Accident, Md.


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Editor: Felix G. Robinson

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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