Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 07:32:29 EST From: Rex Pyles 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. Rex