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Very unusual street suffixes
« on: October 14, 2015, 10:58:46 PM »

So, I'd previously heard of Tuscon's 'Straveneus' and Tallahassee's use of "Nene," but recently when looking on Google Maps near my area I discovered something that doesn't appear to even exist elsewhere, the street suffix "Nvno," - https://www.google.com/maps/@36.3339204,-81.7187791,18z/data=!3m1!1e3?force=lite, https://www.google.com/maps/@36.3496878,-81.7145412,17z/data=!3m1!1e3?force=lite

At first I thought someone was messing around with the Google Maps editor, but after checking out the county's GIS that wasn't the case. It appears to be an abbreviation for "nvnohi," the Cherokee word for road. Why this would be in use in a random part of Northwest NC and not on a reservation is beyond me. I'd like to go out there to see if there are street signs with that on it, actually.

Any other examples of just really strange and out there street suffixes?
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2015, 04:45:39 AM »

Owensboro, KY uses "Walk" as a suffix.
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2015, 06:58:56 AM »

^^ "Walk" is far from strange.

Things like Walk, Mews, Park, etc might be fairly rare, but they aren't strange.
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2015, 07:45:22 AM »

"Walk" is extremely common in Breezy Point, the Queens neighborhood hit by the big fire during Hurricane Sandy.

Off the top of my head the most unique one I can think of is Cavalier Corridor in the Lake Barcroft neighborhood in Northern Virginia. I also know of a Gildersleeve Wood in Charlottesville across Jefferson Park Avenue from the UVA Grounds. I've always liked the name "Gildersleeve Wood."

As I think about it further, I'm reminded of Brockett's Crossing in Fairfax County and Rebel Run in Fairfax City. The latter is adjacent to Fairfax High School, whose teams are the Rebels. I haven't heard any nonsense about renaming it during the current little fad of renaming Confederate references.

I think this topic has been the subject of a prior thread, but I'm not inclined to search for it.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2015, 07:48:22 AM by 1995hoo »
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2015, 10:41:18 AM »

There are walks in Philadelphia on the University of Pennsylvania campus, some of which (like Locust Walk) turn into streets where the campus ends and they are open to vehicular traffic.

The most unusual I can think of (although not sure how unusual this is) are "Hilton Dwy" and "Siemens Dwy" signed at traffic lights from Wood Ave South in Iselin. They are just what you'd think, entrances to Hilton and Siemens buildings.
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2015, 12:10:21 PM »

Not quite an unusual street suffix in and of itself. There several streets in Lenexa (and I suspect other suburbs here in the KC area) that are suffixed with Court or Circle, but don't end in a cul-de-sac. For example, Schweiger Court (https://goo.gl/maps/4AJqvZ6P6UB2), Legler Circle (https://goo.gl/maps/4AJqvZ6P6UB2) and Country Hill Court (https://goo.gl/maps/G424pdJoV2T2).
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2015, 12:44:36 PM »

Not quite an unusual street suffix in and of itself. There several streets in Lenexa (and I suspect other suburbs here in the KC area) that are suffixed with Court or Circle, but don't end in a cul-de-sac. For example, Schweiger Court (https://goo.gl/maps/4AJqvZ6P6UB2), Legler Circle (https://goo.gl/maps/4AJqvZ6P6UB2) and Country Hill Court (https://goo.gl/maps/G424pdJoV2T2).

That's very common in Chicago and anywhere the numbered grid is in the area.  Court is used for the half-block streets between Avenues; and likewise, Place is used for the half-block streets between Streets.

Example: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.707226,-87.8367459,16.02z
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2015, 02:06:25 PM »

Morristown has a number of Places without any grid: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Speedwell+Pl,+Morristown,+NJ+07960/@40.8067594,-74.4878667,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c3a6c7732fe751:0x83bebdcb74dfe6
Only a few of them end in cul-de-sacs. Speedwell Pl. also shares the name of a street perpendicular to it for no apparent reason.
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2015, 02:41:31 PM »

Morristown has a number of Places without any grid: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Speedwell+Pl,+Morristown,+NJ+07960/@40.8067594,-74.4878667,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c3a6c7732fe751:0x83bebdcb74dfe6
Only a few of them end in cul-de-sacs. Speedwell Pl. also shares the name of a street perpendicular to it for no apparent reason.
The side street that's labeled 95th Street (the north one) isn't directly connected to the busy thoroughfare also named 95th St.

https://goo.gl/maps/4xyXZUkSDND2

I think 95th Place would be more appropriate for the side street than just 95th Street.
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2015, 02:49:55 PM »

How about a street that's named as a US highway bypass and functions as such, however never been designated by AASHTO as such?

It's US 281 Bypass in Great Bend, Kansas.

https://goo.gl/maps/X4GTf2u4ces
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2015, 03:10:43 PM »

Two in a subdivision in Clark County, Ky., outside Winchester, are Shalamar Rue and Lamond Ruelle. Those are pretty unusual, I think.
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2015, 03:38:18 PM »

I have a friend that used to live on Fox Haven Chase in Sturtevant, WI and the next street is Camelot Trace.  I haven't seen Chase or Trace used anywhere else.  These are not as strange as the OP listed, though.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6889515,-87.8899042,16z?hl=en

I used to live near Breese Terrace in Madison, WI.  I've seen Terrace used a few times but I don't think it's very common.
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2015, 04:37:41 PM »

I have a friend that used to live on Fox Haven Chase in Sturtevant, WI and the next street is Camelot Trace.  I haven't seen Chase or Trace used anywhere else.  These are not as strange as the OP listed, though.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6889515,-87.8899042,16z?hl=en

I used to live near Breese Terrace in Madison, WI.  I've seen Terrace used a few times but I don't think it's very common.

I used to live in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Chase was somewhat common there.  I did also see Trace once.
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2015, 04:50:13 PM »

In New Mexico, by virtue of Spanish language conventions, it's not the suffix, but the prefix:

Case in point, in Mesilla, NM, virtually every roadway is Calle de(l) XXXX or Avenida de(l) XXXX: https://goo.gl/maps/eFvYn9szzGB2

Both are typically not abbreviated on street name signs: https://goo.gl/maps/ez3aWDJ5mwn
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2015, 05:46:56 PM »

Those are the most common prefixes in Spain, actually. As for unusual street prefixes, I still have to see Costanilla (a narrow, inclined street) outside my hometown.
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2015, 05:58:29 PM »

Here we have Delaware St in Edwardsville, Kansas.

Yep, officially this alley is a street.

https://goo.gl/maps/Ftndqi2cmqE2
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2015, 06:20:44 PM »


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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2015, 07:51:25 PM »

Arabian Run, Dapple trace, and Greyhound pass all interesting street suffixes in the Indy area.
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2015, 07:51:39 PM »


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Last month I was riding the subway home and a little kid was looking at the system map. The next station was "King St–Old Town" and I heard him announce it as "King Saint–Old Town."

So maybe "St" could be uncommon   :pan:
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2015, 08:08:13 PM »

Trafficway in the Kansas City area
Corso in Nebraska City, Neb (which also has a few Rues)
Knoll in SW Ohio
I recall being routed to an address on [something] Close not that long ago, but I'm not sure where it was
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2015, 08:14:00 PM »

I have seen streets in suburban neighborhoods with Run and Rise as suffixes.
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2015, 08:19:53 PM »

Trafficway in the Kansas City area
Corso in Nebraska City, Neb (which also has a few Rues)
Nebraska City is weird.

Here in Spearfish we have a street with no suffix whatsoever: Tulane.
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2015, 08:40:27 PM »

Pass as in Brett Favre Pass by Green Bay.
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2015, 08:56:42 PM »

Pass as in Brett Favre Pass by Green Bay.
I feel like I've seen Passes somewhere else, but can't think of where it is.

That is a pretty imaginative way to name a street, though.
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Re: Very unusual street suffixes
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2015, 09:01:10 PM »

My neighborhood is a tad little strange. Instead of cities using East Drive, we use Drive East. So Mallard Drive East, in a city would probably be Mallard East Drive.
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