Yet another unusual street name:

this one found in a recent drive through Frederick, MD:

Not knowing if it had been named for lawless behavior taking place there, I chose to drive on by and not risk any assault or vehicle damage. But I have to admit to being a bit “creeped out” by the mere thought of it. Who would want to live on Ambush Alley?

When I got home I did some research on line, and couldn’t find any firm reason for the name in Frederick. The only info about “the name, not connected with the town” was from the early 1950’s and early 2000’s. Apparently during both the Korea and Iraq conflicts, there was a road upon which the US troops were ambushed whenever they used it. Makes me wonder if the name in Frederick originated there?

You never know what you’ll find!


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