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Old 09-20-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: monroe, nc [yay]
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Good Day,
I was wondering if anyone knew what were the steps i'd have to take in order to name a road. [Or if there are any sites that will give more information regarding steps and fee's?]
i live in union county [monroe] and in an area where there is a small road that leads to two houses... and behind us there are two other houses. the road does not have a name and it would be wonderful if there was a way to make up a name for it so when we [and our neighbors] invite family and friends over they'd be able to find us easily.

any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:02 AM
 
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Sounds like it is a private road? If so, you can probably get it named. Contact someone with your planning department would be my guess. Others may have more insight though...
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Old 09-20-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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When I worked for the phone company, we named roads when we brought service to the houses - usually the name of the first people who lived there. Since you have internet, I think you have a street name, you just don't know it and the road isn't labeled by a street sign.

Contact the Roads and Streets dept of your county to ask them.
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Old 09-20-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Charlotte. Or Detroit.
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If this were in Charlotte, I'd say the first thing to do with a road that size is to think up about five different names, so you can change the name of it frequently.

This is an interesting topic, though. Please keep us updated on what steps you take and what kind of results you get. And keep in mind, I don't think "Timm's Way" is taken yet.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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Like Native Son said, if it's a private road (which it really sounds like it is), you can probably name it whatever you want. The reason I say probably is because you may still need to submit it through the proper channels at the county or city to ensure emergency services can find you. The last thing you want to do is name your street the same as a street on the other side fo town and send rescue units there during an emergency!

One way to find out if it is private or not is to check out Union County's GIS map: http://maps.co.union.nc.us/gomaps/map/Index.cfm

Enter your address in the top right corner search area. Zoom in to where you can see the surrounding properties and the streets. You'll notice that streets seem like voids mixed in with all the parcels--basically un-owned land is what it looks like according to the GIS map since there is never a parcel number associated with a public right-of-way (street). So if your street shows up as a "void" in the parcel map, then it's more than likely a public right-of-way street. If you don't see an outline of the street where it should be, then it's more than likely a private road with some sort of easement or other agreement allowing others to use it for access.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:36 AM
 
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If this were in Charlotte, I'd say the first thing to do with a road that size is to think up about five different names, so you can change the name of it frequently.
That's the first thing that popped in my head too.

Something like: Pick a random name...something very very random....like a woman's name.....say 'Sharon' and then add some verb after it like 'chase', 'run', 'drive', 'walk', or 'jump'.

Then you tack your road onto another one where one needs to 'take a straight' to change roads.

LOL

Sorry OP, don't mean to hijack, but we native Charlotteans get a kick out of our roads.
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