Most people’s first thought when they hear the name of the town of Chevy Chase, Maryland is probably the Caddyshack legend himself. Of course, though, they probably also realize that Chevy did not actually manage to convince anyone to name a town after him, no matter how good a movie Fletch was. But I’m willing to bet that most visitors to Maryland aren’t aware that the town of Chevy Chase was actually named after a brutal battle fought between the Scottish and the English during the 100 Years War – or more accurately, named after a poem that was inspired by that battle!
So there you have it – the story of how Chevy Chase (and Chevy Chase) became, well, Chevy Chase. I can’t promise any more trivia regarding the actor, but what other wild facts about Maryland would you like to discover?
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