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Old 06-18-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Lancashire, England.
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Hello, and greetings from Lancashire, England.

On our local forum, Accrington Web, Susie, one of our members accidentally came across your Accrington Court in Charlotte, whilst searching for something else.

She started a thread asking if anyone knew if it had been called after the Lancashire Accrington.

We didn't, though someone else discovered you have an Observer newspaper, as we do, the Accrington Observer.

Coincidence?

The name Accrington supposedly derives from the Anglo-Saxon for 'town surrounded by the ring of oaks'.

So it seems more likely someone who named your Accrington Court had some connection to Accrington, England.

Here's the thread on Accy, the shortened local name for Accrington, Web forum.

[url=http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f69/accrington-usa-61736.html]Accrington, USA - Accrington Web[/url]

So as well as saying hi to our cousins across the ocean, if anyone knows why your Accrington Court was so named, the folks of Accrington, Lancashire, England, would be really interested to know how that came about.

Some information about Accrington, Lancashire, England.

A town which grew because it was damp, and good for weaving cotton, has a famous football team, Accrington Stanley, and a place that made the hardest bricks in the world, the Accringron NORI brick, some of which were used to build the foundations of the Empire State Building, and a place known for the friendliness of it's folk.

[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accrington]Accrington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/url]

Thanks for bothering to read this waffle.

Any light you can spread as to why you have an Accrington Court in Charlotte, will be most appreciated.

Thank you.



(Sorry, the links to our forum don't work. Probably to prevent spam. Either cut and paste the link, or search for 'Accrington Web' to see the thread we have about Charlotte, N.C.)
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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I wondered myself. We bought our first house on Accrington when the street was being built. Long since have moved. It could be a connection by the builder/developer as you suggest or maybe just random because none of the adjacent streets have any relation to it, unlike a lot of neighborhoods in Charlotte.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Lancashire, England.
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I wondered myself. We bought our first house on Accrington when the street was being built. Long since have moved. It could be a connection by the builder/developer as you suggest or maybe just random because none of the adjacent streets have any relation to it, unlike a lot of neighborhoods in Charlotte.
Thanks Danburg.

We did look if there was any other places with similar names in Charlotte, but there wasn't.

Accrington Court sees to be there in isolation.

Perhaps someone might come up with the reason it was so named.

In England too, it's usually the builder/developer who gets to name a street, and if the suggestion is deemed acceptable by the local council, a new address is created.
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