If you know the origin of a Burlington street name, your wisdom is appreciated. Some are obvious topographical references and aren’t worth pursuing (Rocky Hill etc.) And some have obvious historical roots (Winn). It’s the myriad other names that need clarification (Winona, Van Norden etc.). Please email the information to BurlingtonRetro@gmail.com.
Daniel Dr — Son of developer Jon Graham, a prolific builder along the Middlesex Turnpike area.
Dartmouth Rd — Part of a college-themed neighborhood including Amherst, Princeton and University.
Davida Rd — Daughter of Burlington developer Jack Moss. Here she is.
Dearborn Rd — Charles Dearborn, an active figure in town, lived near the common, just downhill from the fire station.
Demone Dr — Developed by the Demone brothers (concrete forms business).
Dennis Dr — Named after Dennis Johnson, the oldest son of Bob Johnson, who owned the land before it was bought by Al Comeau and later developed.
Dolores Dr — Originally became Ronald Road as it turned left and ran parallel to the power lines, but Ronald Road sounded too much like Donald Road, so the town erased the name and extended the Dolores name around that left turn.
Druid Hill Ave