Sometimes people bestow names on children, pets, body parts, places, and even streets that make others wonder; or at least people with some mild degree of curiosity. I confess to wondering about Mars Hill, NC. Why did the original namer feel a need to commemorate a geographical feature on the red planet? It turns out that Mars Hill was one of those places where St. Paul dropped a sermon on an unsuspecting crowd, much like Mlle. The Prophetess does on innocent Orleanians. That kind of fits in with the local religion fervor that goes with a Christian university located there.
But then looking a little further I find that the town also has a street named Ban the Blues Lane.
Where did that come from? What is named by a blues music hater? Or one of those "Don't worry, be happy" types? Does someone hate the University of Toronto or Chelsea Football Club that much? Hardly likely in western North Carolina. My Google search failed to enlighten me.
Do you have any ideas where this came from? Also, have you encountered any strange street names you would like to share?
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