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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


Ganley Dr — Bertha Ganley, matriarch of the Ganley family. More here.

Ganley Drive Burlington MA

Gardner Way — Alfred and Mary Gardner, farmers. The area became Pine Glen Elementary School and the surrounding subdivisions including Cutting Lane.

Gardner Way Burlington MA

Garrity Rd

Garrity Rd. Burlington MA

Gayland St

Gayland St Burlington MA

Gedick Rd — Paul Donald Gedick and family, who settled in the area. He founded Gedick Brothers Plumbing and Heating, which is now run by his sons, Don and Paul.

Gedick Rd. Burlington MA

Georgia Dr

Georgia Drive, Burlington MA

Gibson St

Gibson St. Burlington MA

Gidley St

Gidley St. Burlington MA

Given Dr — Bob Given, a Wyman Street farmer in the early 1900s. His son Ron runs Burlington Landscaping at 21 Wyman Street. Late 1940s neighborhood aerial shot here.

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Gleason Rd

Gleason Rd. Burlington MA

Glen Ave

Glen Ave. Burlington MA

Glendale Rd

Glendale Rd. Burlington MA

Glenwood St

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Gloria Cir

Gloria Circle Burlington MA

Goodwin Dr

Goodwin Drive, Burlington MA

Grandview Ave

Grandview Ave. Burlington MA

Great Meadow Rd — The home to three imposing communication towers once used by ULAW (Lawrence) and now WRKO (Boston). Part of this wetland was a cranberry bog before 1900.

Meadow Rd. Burlington MA

Great Pines Ave

Great Pines Ave. Burlington MA

Greenleaf Way

Greenleaf Way, Burlington MA

Greenwood Rd

Greenwood Rd. Burlington MA

Greystone Ct

Greystone Ct. Burlington MA

Grove Ln

Grove Lane, Burlington MA

Guild Rd

Guild Rd. Burlington MA