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.
Tami Lane — Daughter of Jon Graham, part of the Graham family of farmers/developers.
Teaberry Ln — A dentist by that name.
Terrace Hall Ave — A very ornate mansion burned to the ground in 1940. It had fancy garden terraces and was used in various capacities including a function hall. When it burned, it was being used as a nursing home under the name Terrace Hall Gardens. More here.
Thomas St — Thomas Murray, part of the Murray family of developers.
Toomey Cir — This is linked to McCafferty Drive, as the families were linked by marriage. When they sold a big tract of land to developers, they specified that both family names would appear on street signs. Andy Toomey graduated BHS in 1986.
Town Line Rd — Defines part of the border of Burlington and Wilmington.
Travers Ln — Retired Burlington firefighter.