Where the Streets have names....

Posted on May 01, 2014 by Kevin Kennedy

As you cycle through the streets of Charlotte, have you ever wondered who the streets were named after?

This month we will explore the street names of Charlotte and their origins.

“You see the name everywhere. Sharon Road. Sharon Lane. Sharon Amity. So who is Sharon? Turns out Sharon isn’t a person, it’s a place. In the Bible, Sharon refers to the coastal plain of Palestine, today’s Israel. The Book of Isaiah reads: “Sharon shall become a pasture for flocks, and …a place for herds to lie down, for my people who have sought me.” That’s why so many churches also contain the name. Before suburbs, churches dominated countryside landmarks, so roads were often named for the churches they led to.”

Source: Charlotte Magazine, March 2014


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