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Old 10-31-2012, 06:38 AM
 
Location: McLean, VA
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There is street on the southside called Nedrub. It intersects with Goliad Road. I've always wondered where the name came from, and one day realized Nedrub is Burden spelled backwards. Hmmmm......
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Bumping this to add a link from the Express News about the origins of street names in SA:

1 - San Antonio Express-News
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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In Dellview, there is a part that has street names after animals. Eland, Addax, Mink, Panda, etc. In between Eland and Mink is GAZEL! Something tells me the person who named that street didn't know how to spell GAZELLE!
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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While not in San Antonio, near the Marion-New Berlin area, you have Hardluck Road,on your left off of FM78,and around New Berlin is the Good Luck Road. Also in the Marion vicinity is UnionWine Road. There is also Jakes Colony Road off of Texas Hwy 123,named for a former town called Jakes Colony.There's Scull Road out near St.Hedwig too.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: East Terrell Hills
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Near West Ave. and Blanco there is a street called Mt. Borracho, really?
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:13 PM
 
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I like the "movie star" neighborhood. It has street names like Desilu, Alan Hale, and Danny Kaye. I think there's also a Prentiss and Cary Grant - there's lots of them in that 'hood!
When we first moved here and I'd hear people talking about "Hollywood Park" I always assumed it was the hood with the old movie stars' names. You'd have to be AARP-age to recognize some of them. It would be funny to have a new neighborhood now with names like Timberlake, Usher, Brittney, etc
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Streets in the Medical Center have such awkward odd names. Merton Minter? Ewing Halsell? Like, really?
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Streets in the Medical Center have such awkward odd names. Merton Minter? Ewing Halsell? Like, really?
They are all related to the medical field within the city. It all makes sense.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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There's a Happy Trail street in Shavano Park. And Kissing Oak over near 1604 and Judson.
There's one named "Clutter" off of Flores St in the southside.
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