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Old 06-15-2012, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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AND sometimes things just work out...for example, from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, you would travel south on Northside through West End to get to East Point.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I am partial to the ones in Travis Heights named after old slaves that were freed way back when. Newton, Annie, Mary, Elizabeth, etc. It 's the neighborhood about a mile south of downtown off Congress.
I guess the story behind it is better than the names, themselves.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/London, UK
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I like Speedway. Really only because half of it you can't drive on, and the other half has a 15 mph speed limit.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Central Austin
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Anything with a 1/2 added to the name must be considered.
Hah, that reminds me that one time I was visiting Grand Junction, Colorado, and their roads had all sorts of weird fractions after them, even if they weren't numbered streets. F 3/10 Road is my favorite from there.

I like Koenig Ln. because no one can agree on the pronunciation since not even everyone with that name pronounces it the same.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:03 PM
 
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I think Possum Trot has to be on the list.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Gun Fight Lane:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Gun+F...78748&t=m&z=17
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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I like Koenig Ln. because no one can agree on the pronunciation since not even everyone with that name pronounces it the same.
Yeah, I know two unrelated Koenigs and one is KAY NIG and the other is KOH NIG.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:00 AM
 
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I work a lot out in Elgin and Manor and always enjoy Coon Neck Rd.

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Old 06-16-2012, 12:59 PM
 
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Hairy Man (kinda Austin)
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:00 PM
 
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I am partial to the ones in Travis Heights named after old slaves that were freed way back when. Newton, Annie, Mary, Elizabeth, etc. It 's the neighborhood about a mile south of downtown off Congress.
I guess the story behind it is better than the names, themselves.
redvelvet709, I agree. What a nice story that the streets were named after freed slaves, but it's not true! Did one of the new residents of Travis Heights come up with that story? The names of the streets in the Swisher Addition are named after the developer's family members. Here's information directly from the Austin History Center website.

Monroe Street is named after "a family member of John Milton Swisher, founder of the 'Swisher Addition' in South Austin in 1877 (streets that were also named for members of the Swisher family include Milton, Elizabeth, Newton, Nickerson, Nellie, James, Stacy, and Annie)."

There's a lot of interesting information about the origin of Austin street names on the Austin History Center website.
City of Austin - Austin Treasures: Austin Streets
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