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Where the Streets Have No Name

No Name Road can be found in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Noname Avenue is in Hackensack, Minnesota, and No Name Boulevard is in Longmont, Colorado. In fact, there are streets named like that all over the country. How did these street names com about? There are several reasons, and each place has its own story, but they usually boil down to inertia.

Located off of I-70, Colorado Department of Transportation officials decided that there needed to be an exit at mile marker 119. Unfortunately, they didn't have a name at the ready, so a placeholder was created. Eventually, the "name" went up the chain of command and stuck, with "No Name" getting printed on exit signs. By then, the residents of what eventually became a resort town came to actually like "No Name" as a name, and here were are, talking about it here.

Read the stories of other roads with no name at Atlas Obscura.

(Image credit: DimiTalen)


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