Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 07:32:29 EST
From: Rex Pyles REXPYLES[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAINE.BITNET
Subject: More definite article
Where I grew up, in central WVa, the definite article
was used with local roads if the road was named for its
destination, i.e., the Belington (town) Road, the Cherry
Hill Road, the Tacy (community) Road. If, on the other
hand, the road was named for a family (farm and the like),
the definite article was not used: Furbey (family name) Road,
Chenowith (family name) Road, etc. With the preposition 'out',
used for travel or location on such roads, the definite article
was dropped. 'I'm going out Tacy, Cherry Hill.... .'
'He lives out Tacy, Cherry Hill.'
This, for what it's worth.