On the re-naming of Swansea roads (original highways only)
1899, March 6th - Annual Town Meeting
Record Book - Page 355
14 Articles on the Warrant to be voted on. The following was not one of them,
but probably came under "any other business", etc.
Voted - That no roads or streets in the Town of Swansea shall be named without
petition to the selectmen of parties in interest.
(This petition not to be decided by the selectmen but to be included on
the Warrant as an article - M.D.R.)
Nothing in Record Book through 1907.
1899, December 20th - From the newspaper, "Syansea Record" (1886-1902)
"At the March 6th town meeting, there was a petition to give certain streets in
town particular names. A vote was passed that the selectmen should name the
streets. The selectmen would like the residents on all of the streets in town
to suggest names for their own streets and send them to the selectman of their
own district between this time and January 2nd, 1900."
1900, January 31st - From the newspaper, "Swansea Record" (1886-1902)
It was supposed that the selectmen had been given authority to name the streets,
but owing to a mistake in the wording of the vote, no such authority was given
them. The streets therefore will not be named until after the 1900 March Town
L. Elmer Wood, Town Council at this time.
Names that were changed were used in:
1. Town Record Books; 2, Selectmen's Record Book; 3. All maps; 4. Deeds;
5. Swansea Directory (1948) and many other documents, etc., use the names
as follows: Chace Street, Marvel Street, Hales Road (not "Hailes"), and
Mill Road, The maps include those ordered for the Planning Board, Water
District, and Zoning Committee.
The selectmen have changed:
1. Chace Street to Baker Road. 3. Hales Hill Road to Hailes Hill Road. 2. Marvel Street to Cummings Road. 4. Mill Road to Hortonville Road.
|Mount Hope Ave
|Off of Pine St
|Off Lincoln Ave
|Pleasant View Ave
|Two Mile Purchase
|South Portion or Delmage Rd
|West Portion of Marvel St
|From Marvel St
|From Meadow Rd
|Off of Taft
|Old State Highway
|From Bushee Rd Corner
|Old Fall River Rd
|West View Ave
|Stoney Hill Rd
|Corner Marvel St