Question: Did you know that Garrett County was named after the president of the B&O Railroad (1872)?
It’s true! Garrett County was the last of Maryland’s counties to be created. The County was named after the president of the B&O Railroad at the time, John Work Garrett. John Garrett died at Deer Park, Garrett County in 1884. The railroad was responsible for Garrett County’s economic growth during the later half of the 19th century which is why it was named for him.