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Mapping Metro Atlanta's Worst Named Streets & Roads

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Atlantans are notoriously bad at naming streets, roads, highways and every other kind of asphalt pathway for vehicles. Across the metro, drivers encounter non-sequentially arranged numbered streets, obscenely long honorifics and way too many Peachtrees. For today's mapping exercise, we scoured the metro for some of the most horrible street names that could make anyone think twice about giving out their address. From silly to downright offensive, here's a map of some metro Atlanta roads you may not want to live on.


We probably only scratched the surface of terrible street names. Feel free to tell us of others in the comments section!

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1. Best Friend Road

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Best Friend Rd
Norcross, GA 30071

Located in Norcross, this cheerily named road may seem like a great place to live. But the road is actually home to warehouses and other industrial uses, making this a truly misnamed street unless you happen to be a tractor trailer.

2. Settingdown Road

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Settingdown Rd
Cumming, GA

By ignoring the fact that "setting" and "down" are two separate words, this road name qualifies as pretty terrible. What's more, if you live on the street, you also have to give out your address as "Cumming," and thus you've got yourself a contender for worst address ever.

3. Hardscrabble Road

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Hardscrabble Rd
Roswell, GA 30075

Located in Roswell, Hardscrabble Road leads to fancy subdivisions and stately homes -- the opposite of what one would image for a road of that name.

4. Beaver Ruin

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Beaver Ruin Rd
Norcross, GA

Allegedly named for a creek named for a man named Beaver whose house was ruined in a flood, this road is perhaps one of the most perplexingly named of the lot. It brings to mind destitute woodland creatures.

5. Jot Em Down Road

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Jot Em Down Rd
Gainesville, GA 30506

Less a name for a road and more something you do to a Post-it note, Jot Em Down Road in Gainesville is not only terrible for its name, but for perpetuating that Southerners use non-words like "em" in serious ways.

6. Friar Tuck Road

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Friar Tuck Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Named for the dopey Friar of Robin Hood lore, the road in aptly named Sherwood Forest in Midtown isn't the only one getting in on the fun. The developer also included Little John Trail and Robin Hood Road in the mix, so kudos for consistency.

7. Confederate Avenue

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Confederate Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Located in the heart of Grant Park, Confederate Avenue is chockfull of historic homes that hearken back to the days when a name like that evoked recent history. As times have changed, maybe it's time to rethink the name. Especially since it's probably loaded with Yankees.

8. Jim Crow Road

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Jim Crow Rd
Flowery Branch, GA 30542

No words can describe how horribly named this road is. Located in Flowery Branch, home of the Falcons Headquarters, the road is 50 years overdue for a name change.

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1. Best Friend Road

Best Friend Rd, Norcross, GA 30071

Located in Norcross, this cheerily named road may seem like a great place to live. But the road is actually home to warehouses and other industrial uses, making this a truly misnamed street unless you happen to be a tractor trailer.

Best Friend Rd
Norcross, GA 30071

2. Settingdown Road

Settingdown Rd, Cumming, GA

By ignoring the fact that "setting" and "down" are two separate words, this road name qualifies as pretty terrible. What's more, if you live on the street, you also have to give out your address as "Cumming," and thus you've got yourself a contender for worst address ever.

Settingdown Rd
Cumming, GA

3. Hardscrabble Road

Hardscrabble Rd, Roswell, GA 30075

Located in Roswell, Hardscrabble Road leads to fancy subdivisions and stately homes -- the opposite of what one would image for a road of that name.

Hardscrabble Rd
Roswell, GA 30075

4. Beaver Ruin

Beaver Ruin Rd, Norcross, GA

Allegedly named for a creek named for a man named Beaver whose house was ruined in a flood, this road is perhaps one of the most perplexingly named of the lot. It brings to mind destitute woodland creatures.

Beaver Ruin Rd
Norcross, GA

5. Jot Em Down Road

Jot Em Down Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506

Less a name for a road and more something you do to a Post-it note, Jot Em Down Road in Gainesville is not only terrible for its name, but for perpetuating that Southerners use non-words like "em" in serious ways.

Jot Em Down Rd
Gainesville, GA 30506

6. Friar Tuck Road

Friar Tuck Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Named for the dopey Friar of Robin Hood lore, the road in aptly named Sherwood Forest in Midtown isn't the only one getting in on the fun. The developer also included Little John Trail and Robin Hood Road in the mix, so kudos for consistency.

Friar Tuck Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

7. Confederate Avenue

Confederate Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Located in the heart of Grant Park, Confederate Avenue is chockfull of historic homes that hearken back to the days when a name like that evoked recent history. As times have changed, maybe it's time to rethink the name. Especially since it's probably loaded with Yankees.

Confederate Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

8. Jim Crow Road

Jim Crow Rd, Flowery Branch, GA 30542

No words can describe how horribly named this road is. Located in Flowery Branch, home of the Falcons Headquarters, the road is 50 years overdue for a name change.

Jim Crow Rd
Flowery Branch, GA 30542