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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


Jackson Rd

Ivy Lane Burlington MA

James St

James St. Burlington MA

Janet Rd

Janet Rd. Burlington MA

Jefferson Ave

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Jessica Dr — Jessica Murray, part of the extended Murray family of developers.

Jessica Drive Burlington MA

Joanne Rd

Joanne Rd. Burlington MA

Johnson Rd

Johnson Rd. Burlington MA

Jonathan Rd — Jonathan Moss, son of local attorney Jack Moss, who developed the area. Nearby Moss St. is named for him.

Jonathan Rd. Burlington MA

Josephine Ave

Josephine Ave. Burlington MA

Julia Connors Dr — Mother of 10, and the town’s first school nurse. Retired in 1962. Pic here.

Julia Connors Drive Burlington MA

Juniper St

Juniper St. Burlington MA