Quirky Street Facts in Newtown, CT A while back, we posted about the different sections of Newtown which is a neat little post with a snippet of information on the different sections of town. We've been thinking awhile about quirky street facts in Newtown and thought we'd share them them with you.
- Route 25 is known as South Main Street, Main Street, Mount Pleasant Road and Hawleyville Road
- Route 302 is known as Sugar Street and Dodgingtown Road
- Route 34 is known as Berkshire Road and Washington Street
- Head O Meadow has 3 separate sections of road that do not meet together. They are located off Castle Hill Road, Route 302 and Boggs Hill Road
- Bentagrass Road has 2 separate parts that do not meet together. One is located off Brushy Hill Road and the other is located off Boggs Hill Road
- Georges Hill Road also has 2 different sections - one is located off of Brennan (which is off of Currituck) and the other is located between Pond Brook Road and Butterfield Road.
- The Old Road is another street with 2 sections that do not meet. One is off of Currituck Road and the other is located off Mt. Pleasant (Route 25)
- There are also lots of "paper streets" in the Lake Communities. Paper streets are only shown on the original map of the community and today, do not exist as named streets.
Now, what you might be asking yourself, is "how could so many streets have different sections that don't meet together?" (we asked the same thing ourselves when we first moved to Newtown). We were told that long ago, people who lived on these roads blocked off the usage to local traffic and claimed the land for themselves. How true this is, we don't know, but it makes for interesting folk lore.
Oh, one last quirky street fact in Newtown, CT, don't pay attention to the street numbers of houses (unless in a new subdivision). They don't tend to make a lot of sense. For instance, all the mailboxes can be on one side of the road - odds and evens together), or as you're driving up a street and the house numbers are going up, you could arrive at #100 before you arrive to #70.
If you know of any other quirky street facts in Newtown, CT, please let send us an email.