Rural W. Va. Without Street Names, Now On The Map
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Residents of rural W. Va. towns will now have a place on the map.
The Atlantic Magazine reports that many uncharted, rural W. Va. towns have existed without house numbers or street names.
After a lawsuit years ago won the state $15 million because Verizon allegedly inflated its rates in the state, that money is now going to mapping those rural areas The Atlantic reports.
Some residents are coming up with wacky and unique street names, the magazine writes, such as “Git-R-Done Drive,” “Dog Bone Drive” and “Beer Can Alley.”
The project to map these streets has already yielded almost a half-million address, but tens of thousands of people are still unmapped, according to the magazine.
The magazine also points out that the mapping of rural areas makes it easier for municipalities and the state to find and tax residents, to which some people have been openly resistant.
However, the magazine reports that other rural W. Va. residents say they are happy to be found by delivery trucks, ambulances and the mailman.