The weird, unlikely, and comical grace some street names

You are sitting at your favorite tavern talking about sports, politics, the weather when the jukebox fades for a moment.

Somebody, out of the blue, mentions the name of a local road. It sounds improbable, weird, timeworn, maybe even ridiculous.

Really, you say. A road named that! Around here?

Yes, really.

They’re out there.

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Some of these names are obvious, especially in rural areas, because they speak of favorite agricultural or hunting spots or the appearance on a map of a road’s configuration.

Mark them off for your next photography adventure. They are out there, believe me.

• Chicken Bristle Road in Farmersville.

• Coonpath Road near Pickerington, Ohio.

• Dogleg Road, not far from Lima.

• Dotcom Drive, a timely named drive that follows the Internet term. A relatively new street in Troy.

• Eaton and Cereal avenues in Hamilton.

• Experiment Farm Road in Troy.

• Fishworm Road just outside Cedarville in Greene County.

• Grinn Drive and Barrett Road in West Chester Twp., with the intersection Grinn and Barrett.

• Rip Rap Road between Fishburg Road and Chambersburg Road near the Great Miami River. Rip rap is stone used to protect shorelines from erosion.

• Sweet Potato Ridge Road in Brookville.

• Turkey Foot Road off Upper Bellbrook Road.

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