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Local place name origins/meanings thread

Postby I45Tex » 18 Jun 2021 13:19

I’ll start out by asking what this one means/is from:

http://wikimapia.org/16597505/La-L-aceate

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Re: Local place name origins/meanings thread

Postby itsjrd1964 » 19 Jun 2021 10:40

Sounds made up to me.

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Re: Local place name origins/meanings thread

Postby I45Tex » 19 Jun 2021 11:55

Sounds related to early La Reunion activity to me, as it's in West Dallas, but I haven't heard of it

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Re: Local place name origins/meanings thread

Postby I45Tex » 19 Jun 2021 13:17

An editor of the West Dallas page on wikipedia wrote, "El Aceite (mistakenly written as "La L'aceate")," so that would be in English "The Oil."

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Re: Local place name origins/meanings thread

Postby tamtagon » 19 Jun 2021 13:39

hahaha

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Re: Local place name origins/meanings thread

Postby I45Tex » 02 Aug 2021 12:57

Anyone know why the street connecting to Mockingbird from the end of McKinney Avenue by NCX/Katy Trail was named "Airline Road?"

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Re: Local place name origins/meanings thread

Postby CTroyMathis » 02 Aug 2021 19:25

The answer could be more simple and/or possibly mundane and literal than my thoughts, but, from what I understand an "airline road" (or maybe air line?) was a pretty old name/slang/nickname for something like a bypass or short-cut. In it's current form within the urban fabric, that wouldn't make much sense now. Maybe someone else can elaborate or come up with our answer.

I think I'll look into it more, too. Good question. Might need some fun with old maps!

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Postby I45Tex » 02 Aug 2021 20:58

Good tip. Without looking up any local history, there are a number of straight shots named Airline that connect larger or older roads and are not heading to any current airfields -- in Bossier City, Corpus Christi, Houston, Longview, Pauls Valley, OK, and in the countryside in several counties. This name would make sense for something that doesn't follow the lay of the land. However there are some that do refer to airfields -- Beaumont and Waco for instance. There are also some -- Brenham, Grapevine, Tyler -- that don't appear to be either of the above.

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Re: Local place name origins/meanings thread

Postby CTroyMathis » 03 Aug 2021 11:54

Very interesting.

Maybe also, instead of or in addition to bypass or short-cut, it could also be a beeline or just a direct/straight-ish line originally.(Aside from the on-property or adjacent-to airports or airfields that have an airline road. Also, though, I wonder how long ago those particular roads at/by airports were named. More to look up!)

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Postby itsjrd1964 » 03 Aug 2021 13:02

I45Tex wrote:Good tip. Without looking up any local history, there are a number of straight shots named Airline that connect larger or older roads and are not heading to any current airfields -- in Bossier City, Corpus Christi, Houston, Longview, Pauls Valley, OK, and in the countryside in several counties. This name would make sense for something that doesn't follow the lay of the land. However there are some that do refer to airfields -- Beaumont and Waco for instance. There are also some -- Brenham, Grapevine, Tyler -- that don't appear to be either of the above.


One of the primary streets in Baton Rouge is called Airline, a mainly straight street.


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