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Old 04-15-2008, 01:35 PM
 
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Is there a general rule to tell which side of the road is even or odd number?

I thought I knew but not any more. The online maps only show the vicinity not the exact location.
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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I *always* thought it was even on west/north and odd on east/south.

And then I visited a podunk town who's numbers were the reverse of my theory.

So, I'm now clueless.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I *always* thought it was even on west/north and odd on east/south.
And then I visited a podunk town who's numbers were the reverse of my theory.
Dayton, Ohio ... While hardly a podunk town, one address I lived at was 311, on the north side of the street; another was 56, on the south side of the street.

But that's the exception; everywhere else I've lived has conformed to your rule.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: GA
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I'm on the east side and my number is even. My friend 2 block away is also on the east side and her number is odd.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Mountain Ranch, CA The heart of Calaveras County
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It varies by jurisdiction. In the fair city of Angels Camp the street numbers flop from odd/even at the major intersection in town because there used to be 2 hamlets before Angels Camp incorporated.
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Sangamon County Illinois
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Strangest I've seen is a subdivision where the houses were numbered in the order they were built. Best the postman loves that!
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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I'm in Boise, ID, and my work is even on the East and my home is odd on the South, so I've got one like your rule and one opposite.

My grandparents house in Idaho Falls is even on the South.

I don't think there is any overall rule to go by.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:27 PM
 
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The side of the street with numbers that end in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8 is the even side.

I hope that helps.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Southern California desert
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The side of the street with numbers that end in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8 is the even side.

I hope that helps.

I needed that
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:01 AM
 
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RULE OF THUMB ON HOUSE NUMBERING: On a North/South Street: Standing facing North, all houses on the Right, or East side of the street, are ODD Numbers. Those on the Left, or West side of the street, are EVEN Numbers. On a East/West Street: Standing facing East, all houses on the Right, or South side of the street, are ODD Numbers. Those on the Left, or North side of the street, are EVEN Numbers.

For Diagonal Streets: If the street is NOT at a perfect Diagonal, then it should be treated as a North/South, or East/West street depending how that imperfect diagonal is arranged. If it is a PERFECT Diagonal, it is up to the town or city to decide whether it is the North/South or East/West numbering system.
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