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Winchester VA Street Name Changes

Compiled by Jim Moyer 2/23/2016, still under construction, updated 10/18/16

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Winchester map 1777 002

Click on map to enlarge.  This map was drawn by a Hessian prisoner in 1777, nineteen years after the Fort Loudoun (1756-1758) was constructed.

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Winchester VA Street Name Changes

The following street names are involved

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Picture from Handley Library’s Stewart Bell Jr Archives.

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Once you click on the picture to enlarge,

the building on the right still exists.

It is now Wells Fargo,

formerly Wachovia,

formerly First Union,

formerly Shenandoah Valley Bank.

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Building on the left is no longer there

and now replaced by building

holding Bank of Clarke County.

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THE ORIGINAL STREET NAMES

AS PROPOSED BY JAMES WOOD


 

  1. Loudoun……………..to honor Lord Loudoun

  2. Cameron……………..to honor Lord Fairfax

  3. Boscawen…………….to honor Admiral Boscawen

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Originally they were all named the above names.

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James Wood submitted the layout of the town with those names to the House of Burgesses for approval.

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Then at some point those street names changed:

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Loudoun Street became . . .  Main Street

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Cameron Street became . . .  Market Street

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Boscawen Street became . . . Water Street

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In 1926 City Council changed all the streets back to their original names.

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Wednesday, March 3, 1926 edition of the Winchester Evening Star:

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Winchester Streets named

from the

THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR


 

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Braddock Street

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Stewart Street

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Washington Street

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Amherst Street

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Wolfe Street

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Cork Street

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Fairfax Lane

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Loudoun Street

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Cameron Street

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Boscawen Street

 

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This one is different.

The Monmouth Rebellion was big

in the minds of the English

to go Protestant

and after a  few  years

William and Mary made it happen 1688.

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Monmouth Street 

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