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Old 09-22-2009, 08:00 PM
 
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or in any small towns at all?

I live outside of whats called a city, but is a small city of about 11,000...none the less there arent a lot of major intersections or main streets...


i was curious if they reference cross streets in your small town or any small town at all...as if telling someone where they live, do you use cross streets?
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: In a happy place
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Our town is roughly 4,00 people. We lived at the corner of Lafayette and Jefferson for eleven years and that is how we directed people to our place. Either that or "across from the catholic church parking lot". One of those two usually got the job done.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:22 PM
 
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is lafayette and jefferson a neighborhood street area...or is it at a main street intersecton? because in big cities they reference "near main and central" which are two main streets, but may actually live a few blocks away...
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:43 PM
 
Location: CA
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When I lived in a big city I always did.

Now (town of 2,000) I say "Same street as the high school". Nobody seems to really reference actual street names so much, much less cross streets. Half the time I get a blank look if I say the street name, actually. And there are only about 10 street names in town!

People who have been here longer reference other people's houses. It's kind of a joke. "You know where my mom lives? He lives 2 doors down from her."
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:34 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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We have streets, east/west are numbered, north/south named. Many years ago directions were given by house name-Cadydid, Maple Cottage, Kanukook, Flower and Petal (big ouse and small house on same lot), etc.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Never. Directions are given by proximity to something else ("turn left at the Methodist church, take a right at Casey's, and go another two blocks, and it's right across from the high school," etc.).
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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Nope, in the rural SE directions are go a ways until you get to the dirt road on the right (no sign) and if you pass it you'll run into X's farm with the big red barn.
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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With 911 standardization happening nationally these directions will be a thing of the past in the next few years.
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:35 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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I hardly ever reference cross streets when giving directions. I usually give a few street names and landmarks. But I catch myself saying, turn left at the old Forest Serivce Building. But it hasn't been the forest service building in 10 years, which doesn't help the person not familiar with my town, lol.
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:37 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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With 911 standardization happening nationally these directions will be a thing of the past in the next few years.
Don't see that happening anytime soon though. Even with the 911 standardization, that still doesn't affect people in their everyday lives. Shoot we ALL had addresses before 911 came around, and that didn't change the way directions were given. I don't see yet another address change doing it now either. I see quite the opposite happening for a while because of the road and address changes taking place for the 911 system. Change the name of a road in the country and the directions will be: "Go down about 6 miles and take the first dirt road to the Left, that should be the Fowler road... no wait, they changed it, Peacock Road... no; Pleasant Street... no; Aw heck, the road right after the apple orchard and giant red barn with arched windows."
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