Detour, Maryland

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Detour, Maryland
View east along MD 77 in Detour
View east along MD 77 in Detour
Detour is located in Maryland
Location within the state of Maryland
Detour is located in the United States
Detour (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°36′14″N 77°16′05″W / 39.60389°N 77.26806°W / 39.60389; -77.26806Coordinates: 39°36′14″N 77°16′05″W / 39.60389°N 77.26806°W / 39.60389; -77.26806
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)

Detour is an unincorporated community in Carroll County, Maryland, United States.[3]


A post office called Detour was established in 1905, and remained in operation until 1993.[4] According to tradition, the indirect route of the railroad extending to the site accounts for the name.[5]

William and Catherine Biggs Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[6]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". Detour (Populated Place). U.S. Geological Survey. 2009-01-29.
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  5. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 33.
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.