According to Smarty’s latest query of its US address database, there are 905,226 unique street names in the United States. And some of them are, well, entertaining (or disturbing).
Check out a panel of Smarty address experts who joke and laugh about some of the funny, weird, Christmas, Halloween, and crazy street names and addresses they’ve encountered in our webinar: Addresses: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
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How would you like to live at:
3A Hole Spur Alamo GA 30411
Careful how you read that out loud around children, people. The story goes that the postmaster renamed the street after a feud with 3 brothers that lived there. Fact or fiction? The webinar reveals all.
Hey, monologophobians, don’t move to this weird address:
1485 NW Street St Wilson WY 83014
If you’re reading this address as 1485 NW Street Street, Wilson, WY, instead of 1485 NW Street, Saint Wilson, WY, you’d be correct. “Street” is the name of the Street. Some good folks in Wyoming get to live on Street Street. Weird, fun, or both?
Monologophobia? It’s the fear of using a word more than once in a single sentence. Street Street.
You kenophobians with a fear of open spaces, DON’T READ THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
102 W E ST Elkton VA 22827
You read it, didn’t you?
You really, really want to remove the spaces between the “W,” “E,” and “ST,” don’t you? We all do. But this address is really 102 West “E” Street. Note that “W E ST” is the preferred way of writing the address as it follows normalization requirements according to United States Postal Service (USPS) Addressing Standards.
Since we’re on a roll here with phobias, let’s not forget our friends, the Oudenophobians, who have fear of the number 0:
2351 County Road 0000 N Yale IL 62481
Really? Yep, there must be all 4 zeros in the address instead of just 1. Why? It’s one of many address mysteries.
Get Christmas cheer year-round. Just move to any of the 8,973 addresses in the United States with “Christmas” in the name. Plus, there are many more addresses with Christmas themes. Here are a few examples:
3 Santa Cir Johnston RI 02919
998 Copperhead Ln Santa ID 83866
101 Santa Claus Ln North Pole AK 99705
123 Elf Rd North Pole 88888
Recognize that last one? It’s the official address of Operation Santa by the USPS. Kids write letters to Santa and send them to the address, which is actually in Washington, DC. (Shhh, our little secret.) You adopt a letter and help a holiday wish come true. Warning - you might get joy from participating. We hope you will.
Would you avoid buying a house on Shades of Death Road? One of our webinar attendees did. If you read about the origins of the name, you might agree he made a good choice. Zoinks Scooby, let’s get out of here while we still can!
Here are a few more scary street names:
Bucket of Blood Street? Sounds like a 17th-century Transylvania address. But it’s really here in America and part of our 19th-century wild-west, rootin tootin cowboy lore. The road got its name from the Buckets of Blood Saloon, so renamed for the murders that made the floor slick with a “bucket of blood.”
Have a look at the street from Google Street View:
Is crazy now en vogue? Not in the case of this address:
2181 29 ½ 29 ⅞ Ave Birchwood WI 54817
This street address reads 2181 twenty-nine and one half twenty-nine and seven eights avenue. “So awesome!” said no one ever who lived there.
You know what’s crazier than this address? Smarty’s ludicrous, best-in-industry address validation processing speeds. We have a plan that validates up to 75,000 addresses per second in the cloud. Need faster? We got you. Really.
Also, check out the benefits of US address autocomplete and US address geocoding.
Want to see the shortest address? How about the longest? Would you rather live on Del Diablo St or Jesus Loves You Way? Take a quick peek at our webinar for more street name and address shenanigans.
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All you cats stay cool out there. See you on the flippity flop.