According to the last decennial census from 2010, the United States had a population of 308,745,531. All of it except the 123,833 “chronically” homeless counted by the Census Bureau in the same year and the estimated four and a half million American expatriates live – at least officially – at a certain address in the country. A street address is a necessary feature for you, your family and your friends to find your home, to get your mail, for the authorities to get hold of you or even for you to boast around (or to conceal, depending on your town’s geopolitics).
Funnily, in the list of the 10 most common street names in the US the first is not the First, but Second Street, followed by Third, First, Fourth (the only street name coherent with its placing), Park, Fifth, Main, Sixth, Oak, and Seventh Street. Most people live on streets with designations that we recognize or accept without hesitation, but in such a big country inhabited by so many individuals you always find exceptions – that is, street names that make you raise your eyebrow and grow puzzled, curious, astonished or highly amused.
Quite often these denominations have a story or a history: they are sometimes old names that modern associations make strange, coincidences, or just the brainchild of a whimsical, humorous or original mind. In any case they are really worth noticing.
Here we offer you a sample of America’s most uncommon street names.
|SELECT A SIGN:|
|Assawoman Drive, Bloxom, VA||Damm Road, Wadesville, IN|
|Dork Street, Pico Rivera, CA||Psycho Path, Traverse City, MI|
|Oink Joint Road, Wadena, MN||Booger Branch Road, Six Mile, SC|
|Potatochip Road, California, MO||Dingleberry Road, Iowa City, IA|
|Redhead Road, Des Moines, IA||Man O’ War Boulevard, Lexington, KY|
|Avenue O 1/2, Galveston, TX||Titman Road, Belvidere, NJ|
|Poquita Vista, Tucson, AZ||Darnbush Road, Evansville, IN|
|Internet Avenue, Las Vegas, NV||Shake Rag Road, Mars Hill, NC|
|Random Road, Princeton, NJ||Wits End Lane, Latrobe, PA|
|Uff Da Hill Road, Orcas, WA||Grandeur Lane, Hendersonville, NC|
|Steal Quarter Road, Yulee, FL||Scarce of Fat Road, Nashville, IN|
|Old Gait Drive, Hendersonville, NC||Funtastic Drive, Cabot, AR|
|Needy Road, Canby, OR||Rocking Horse Drive, Chula Vista, CA|
|Barefoot Boy, Columbia, MD||Dog Gone Alley, Woodland, CA|
|Never Blue Road, Flat Rock, NC||Over the Way Road, Saluda, NC|
|Bed & Biscuit Lane, Black Mountain, NC||Lickskillet Road, Burnsville, NC|
|This Way, Lake Jackson, TX||Kitchen Dick Road, Sequim, WA|
|Old Rudetown Road, Vernon, NJ||NW Wimp Way, Terrebonne, OR|
|Nameless Road, Leander, TX||Any Way, Lake Jackson, TX|
|Spooky Hollow Road, Marion, NC||Gay Boy Court, Red Bank, NJ|
|Unexpected Road, Atlantic City, NJ||Polly Spouts Road, Marion, NC|
|Plumb Avenue, Tribune, KS||Lazy Lane, Orange, TX|
|Oral Church Road, Sumrall, MS||No-Name Street, Quartzsite, AZ|
|Dirty Ankle Road, Casar, NC||Shanty Town Road, Old Fort, NC|
|Preachers Bottom Drive, Moravian Falls, NC||Old Possum Holler Road, Hendersonville, NC|
|Straight & Narrow Way, Hendersonville, NC||Peepee Falls Street, Uninc Hawaii County, HI|
|Imalone Rd, Bruce, WI||Cowshit Lane, PA|