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  • Boston.

    As to why you remember them I have no idea. A friend of mine was an au-pair there years ago, and she found it amusing that a many of the streets were named after British towns and cities :)

    • Yes, Back Bay in Boston is one of them. But where's the other one?
      • Randal L. Schwartz
      • Stonehenge
      • Looks like it's Gladstone, Oregon, but I cheated and used Google. Living in Boston, they're committed to my memory because that makes it easier to stumble home drunk.
        • Re:It's... (Score:3, Insightful)

          Yes! It's Gladstone! I grew up there for the first 13 years of my life.

          The first time I set foot in Boston's back bay (for a web conference back in 98, I think it was), I was at a hotel on Dartmouth street, and when I started exploring, my jaw dropped.

          "I know these street names!"

          So I set up this quiz to record this unusual fact.

          Thanks for cheating. {grin} But I doubt it would have come out any other way.

          • Randal L. Schwartz
          • Stonehenge
          • And there I was thinking it was Birmingham, Alabama - close [], but I didn't check close enough, my only excuse can be that its almost time to hit the pub.
    • Could it be that travelling down it you pass these roads in alphabetical order?

      from multimap []
    • Barbie, does that smiley imply that you know what I've just found out?
    • Well, that's an au pair for ya. Anybody with half a brain wouldn't find it amusing. Hell, Boston itself was named after a British town. It is "New England", after all. Every geographic feature there is named after a place in England, or else it has an Indian name. (To overgeneralize a little...)

      O.k., just for fun, here are the names of the 50 states, categorized by the origin of the name.

      Indian names (mostly names of tribes in the area):
      Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois,