The Brief Version Of How Germantown Got Its Name

Why is it called Germantown?

German immigrants (and immigrants from other countries) set up shop in the agricultural village when a road was created to connect Neelsville and Darnestown in the 1840s.

According to the Germantown Historical Society, the crossroads of Clopper Rd. and Rt. 118 (where the German immigrants had their stores) became known as “German Town” because of the heavy accents of the people in the area.

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