Infographic: The United Names of America- Alessandra Rizzotti and Kate Slovin contributed in America, News and Transportation
This infographic is a collaboration between GOOD and Kate Slovin
Many cities in America share the same names, including street names. Most cities name streets after numbers, trees, or landscapes. Because it is common for city planners to name the first street of cities Main Street or in honor of a historical figure, like George Washington, the most common street name in the United States remains “2nd” (or “Second”) Street.

Many street names haven’t changed over the last two decades because it can create problems with deed registrations and mail delivery, and can be costly. Yet some new street names are popping up to honor more recent politicians and local heroes. For example, did you know three streets in Florida and one in California were renamed to honor President Barack Obama in 2009? Check out this infographic to see the five most popular city names and other popular street names, including some very unique ones.

Infographic: The United Names of America
Alessandra Rizzotti and Kate Slovin contributed in America, News and Transportation

This infographic is a collaboration between GOOD and Kate Slovin

Many cities in America share the same names, including street names. Most cities name streets after numbers, trees, or landscapes. Because it is common for city planners to name the first street of cities Main Street or in honor of a historical figure, like George Washington, the most common street name in the United States remains “2nd” (or “Second”) Street.

Many street names haven’t changed over the last two decades because it can create problems with deed registrations and mail delivery, and can be costly. Yet some new street names are popping up to honor more recent politicians and local heroes. For example, did you know three streets in Florida and one in California were renamed to honor President Barack Obama in 2009? Check out this infographic to see the five most popular city names and other popular street names, including some very unique ones.

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  1. hangingoutwithcamila reblogged this from good
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    I wrote the text for this infographic and did all the research. Check it out!
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  4. j--anderson reblogged this from good and added:
    I find this rather interesting. I wonder if “2nd" will become the new “Main Street" now.
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    El valor del lugar.
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    I just love stuff like this.
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    Interesting to see the most popular street doesn’t start with 1st or Main.
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