How did Street Road in Bucks County, PA, get its name?

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Street Road
Street Road and Hulmeville Road PA Route 132
Bensalem, PA 19020
United States
40° 5' 45.8988" N, 74° 56' 41.8884" W

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People have pondered for years the question of why this road through Bucks County, PA, is called Street Road. Many speculated it was named for someone with the surname Street. The issue is finally settled at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Route_132. "Street" used to mean "paved road," and this route was a road that was paved very early in the 20th Century, and was in essence referred to as the paved road.

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plaquemaster
Sun, 06/28/2015 - 22:02

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