It’s Halloween season so it’s time to uncover one of the country’s more gruesome names: Slaughter Beach.
Often times, when looking up a cool sounding name, the answer is not as interesting as it would first appear. For example, one might expect the name of the town to come instead from a person’s last name. Here, however, that is only one possible scenario.
Alright, well that’s something. The description goes on:
That’s a pretty colorful tale. Wiki offers a third possible explanation but even they seem skeptical calling the option, “The most contested source of the town name.”
The third story…stems from a local legend which tells of a man named Brabant who, in the mid-18th century, “slaughtered” several indigenous inhabitants by cannon in order to prevent an impending massacre.
A brief reminder that history is a bummer.
Slaughter Beach has a population of just over 200 people and is not near anything. Even by Delaware standards.