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While some of the names are more obvious in origin like Mayflower Lane, there are also some street names that were inspired by tribes, famous citizens, landmarks and monuments. It’s said Black Mount Drive was named after a hill where American Statesman Daniel Webster once made an important speech.
There’s also a Webster Street, plus there are several streets named in tribute to his family members, including an Appleton Way, named for his daughter, and Fletcher Drive, named for his son. There’s even an Oxen Drive, named in tribute to Webster’s oxen.
Some streets take their cue from other landmarks in the area. Church Street is the roadway that locals once took to reach religious services. School…