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User currently offlineProsimtec From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

Near my office is Big Beaver Road, which also hapens to be exit 69 off of the freeway. Ironically, about 100 miles north on I -75 is the exit for Beaver Road.

Anyone else know of, or work by an oddly named street?

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User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

In Toronto there is an Avenue Road  Wow!

UTA



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User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

There is a Boulevard Avenue in Dickson City PA near Scranton.

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User currently offline707cMf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

During WW2, when the German were occupying Elsass, they changed some street names.

In Strasbourg, a street became Adolf Hitler Strasse (Adolf Hitler Street). Prior to that, it was the Rue du Cochon (Pig Street).

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1928 times:

Halfway between Kalamazoo, MI and Battle Creek, MI is a city called CLIMAX.


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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1911 times:

My favorite street name is one that's located out in the middle of nowhere: actually a bit west of Abilene, Texas on Interstate 20..........Stink Creek Road.

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1910 times:

Well, between 1992 and 2000 there was never a Presidential motorcade on the north side of the Pittsburgh airport. Maybe it is because that is MOON CLINTON ROAD

In Reno Nevada we have a BOWLING ALLEY and a DISC DRIVE.

Hey, Prosimtec in northern Kentucky, "Big Bone Lick" state park is just two miles down the road from "Beaver Lick Baptist Church"




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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1899 times:

I still can't pronounce it but this road is out in the desert on the I-15 between Barstow, CA and Las Vegas.




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User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

Ragged Ass Rd.
in Yellowknife, NT, Canada

WrenchBender



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

There is a Boulevard Avenue in Dickson City PA near Scranton.

In Bucks County PA; the street name for Route 132 is Street Road, which runs 14 miles from the I-95 interchange in Bensalem (EXIT 37) to Route 611 in Neshamity.

Along the PA Turnpike (I-76) in Lancaster County, there is an overpass at mile marker 276. The street name posted on the overpass is Kliensenfelterville Boulevard; I may be slightly off on the spelling.

I wonder if all the residences and business along this road use P.O. boxes or Rural Routes for their mailing addresses to avoid spelling errors of their street name.  Nuts

[Edited 2004-12-03 19:49:02]


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User currently offlinePhaeton From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

I know a street here in Germany called Wankstrasse.


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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

Morningwood Ave. in Laguna Beach, California.

There's a Colon street here in San Francisco.



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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

There's Pimpala road here in Adelaide...locally referred to as Pimp St..hehe


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User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

There was a street name named Camino de Pantera in my neighborhood. I would go past it on the school bus every morning. Some days, the street sign would be missing. Other days, a new one would show up in its place. Big grin

User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

In Chattanooga, Tennessee there are two interesting road names. The first is Suck Creek Road, named for the creek it parallels. The creek itself is named for "The Suck." Back before the days of flood control, there was a nasty whirlpool in the Tennessee River just west of Chattanooga that was created by the creek draining into the river at that point. Riverboats passing The Suck had to put lines ashore and be towed along the riverbank be horses to avoid wrecking.

The other road is The W Road. It was built in the late 1800s to protest the toll road that ran up Signal Mountain (later became Taft Highway). The name of The W Road is taken literally from the sharp, steep switchbacks at the top of the road. Anything larger than a mid-sized car cannot make the switchback curves without having to cross into the outside lane. Driving that road at night was always a fun way to scare the living daylights out of the others in the car.

Where I am now, we have one road named El Camino de Manana-literal translation being The Road of Tomorrow. That it certainly is since it's only a dirt road presently. Most of the roadways/taxiways here in our community have aviation related names, being that they're on a residential airpark. Our street-Kachina Drive, is one of the few that aren't aviation related (Tailwind, Cessna, Beech, King Air, Corsair, Lindbergh, Piper, Zeppelin and Kitty Hawk to name a few).



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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

My parents live on "Country Air" Ct. The street one block over is called "Fresh Air Ct." East oi Oregon City, Oregon...25 miles southeast of downtown Portland.

Yes...both live up to their names...some of the time. Except of course when my Dad and the other neighbors burn branches and limbs and what not in the backyard.  Laugh out loud Their next door neighbor used to burn their garbage for crying out loud.  Insane


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1741 times:

Prosimtec:

I always thought that it was really odd that 75 makes such a huge curve in Troy. Do you think the DOT did it on pupose so that Big Beaver would be exit 69? LOL


Dtwclipper


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1736 times:

Slutwell Lane  Smile

Tom


User currently offlineQB737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

We have a 0 (zero) Avenue along the US/Canada border in British Columbia.


Benoît


User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1718 times:
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There is "Gay Street" on the way to MD's Eastern Shore. (the atlantic coast of maryland). My friends always thought it would be funny to live there

-AA777


User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

There's a Gay Street in downtown Baltimore too! Forgot about that one...

JetBlast @ BWI  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

We've a Horniman Circle in Bombay, which is affectionately called The Horny Man!

User currently offlineFlyboy1980 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2003, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

I used to live on Hoon Hay Road (my parents still live there) and there is also a suburb called Hoon Hay (the road runs through the suburb).

Apparently it's named after a place in England with the same name, and means "a small hill surrounded by a hedge".


User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

There's also a Gay Street in Knoxville, Tennessee. As for interesting street names, I forgot to mention some from the Town of Fairyland, Georgia. Yes, there is actually such a place as Fairyland. It is located on the Tennessee-Georgia state line on Lookout Mountain, just a few miles from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. It has such streets as Red Riding Hood Trail, Cinderella Trail, Peter Pan Trail, etc. It is also the home of Rock City-the one you see advertised on barns all over the Southeastern states. Down in Chattanooga, there is a State Line Avenue where Chattanooga, Tennessee and Rossville, Georgia meet.


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User currently offlineProsimtec From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

I always thought that it was really odd that 75 makes such a huge curve in Troy. Do you think the DOT did it on pupose so that Big Beaver would be exit 69? LOL

It would be nice to think that they are that clever. However, after being a co-op student for 4 years at the MDOT during college. I can assure you they are not. Probably, there was a tract of much cheaper property to take down.


25 777ER : My suburb is called Whitby, named after a small village called Whitby in England. Every street in Whitby has a nautical meaning, named after James Coo
26 VSFullThrottle : Jetblast, Very similar in Orlando, FL, there is a Gay Road.. VSFT
27 Seb146 : D'OH!! Somebody beat me to Zzyzx Road! That one always made me laugh when I was driving LAX-LAS! I can't think of any interesting names around here. T
28 USAIRWAYS321 : In Sequim, WA, there's an intersection of Woodcock and Kitchen Dick Roads. I imagine that's a sign that's stolen quite often.
29 EZYAirbus : In Redcliffe in QLD, Aus. there is a road called Humpybong Street Glenn
30 Post contains images LY7E7 : NYC: Inwood is a home to Seaman ave and Cumming st. And , yes there's Seaman/Cumming corner.
31 OB1504 : In Miami there's a Seasame St. And it's technically an avenue.
32 Cactus739 : Not as funny as the rest of these... but I almost bought a house on Ham Drive.
33 Redngold : Here in Cleveland, OH, we have numbered streets marked by the side of town they are on, so a lot of people have shortcuts in their programs that put a
34 Levent : In Belgium I used to live in a street called Botermelkstraat (Buttermilkstreet)
35 KYIPpilot : I have seen a picture of a sign for the intersection of Leever and Bangar streets.
36 Tristarenvy : In Galveston Texas there are "letter" avenues that have 1/2 attached... you'll see "Avenue P", then "P and 1/2" then "Q"...."Q and 1/2"....
37 PHLBOS : There's a Gay Street in downtown Baltimore too! Forgot about that one... In West Chester, PA; Gay Street serves as one of the bourough's main westboun
38 Nwajetset : Hey Prosimtec- Which building are you at over there? Before I started flying, I worked in the 900 Wilshire building for years! Y'know the on with the
39 Prosimtec : Hey Prosimtec- Which building are you at over there? I'm near the intersection of Maple and Livernois. Hmmmm Livernois, I guess I could add that to th
40 Dinker225 : In Anchorage for the downtown streets it goes from A-L. No names just letters. makes it pretty easy to find where you are going. Dinker
41 57AZ : Here in Tucson, you can live on Cloud Nine (Drive) or Mile Wide Road if you so desire. If you live in Sierra Vists, Arizona you can get an address on
42 N312RC : Detroit has its fair share of weird road names.. some are french like Livernois Cadeaux Other weird ones: Lahser (yet everybody says "lash-err") I had
43 Nwajetset : Only east siders pronounce Lahser "Lash-er". West siders say it correctly "Lah-ser". And try to get and out of towner to say Gratiot! It's hilarious!
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