Recently, sent me this e-mail:
"Why does the road go from Short Beach Rd to Shore Dr back to Short Beach Rd? Also what street in Branford was originally called Paved La?"
Tom's hit on a fun topic: odd historical (or current) street names in Branford.
Several street names in Branford have been changed over the years, and others retain names of our town's founders or important residents. Some of the name changes were mandated by the United States Postal Service, while others have just changed as Branford grew.
Next week I'll share what I've discovered about Paved Lane (or Paved Street) and Short Beach Road, along with Towne Street and Pig Lane. Are there other streets you'd like to hear about? I'll cover as many of them as I can!