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Ever Wonder About Street Names in Town?

Early Branford had street names like Towne Street and Pig Lane. Other streets still have some nicknames– like Paved Street. Where did these names go?

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!

Greg Baker April 11, 2011 at 07:45 PM
do you know where tin can ally is?
Denny Ghyssels April 11, 2011 at 08:22 PM
How many Main Streets are there in Branford? I'll bet the're more here than almost any other town.
Denny Ghyssels April 11, 2011 at 08:58 PM
Behind you house:)
Nicole Ball April 11, 2011 at 09:06 PM
Hi Denny, As telling by this column name, Branford is the 'Town with Five Main Streets!"
Tom Grantland April 12, 2011 at 12:17 AM
And also where did Rock st disappear to?And can you find goat alley ?

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