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Oak Street - Oak Street is named after the Oak tree in the “Tree Street” district.  Oak trees are from the genus Quercus of the family Fagaceae (beech family). This complex genus includes as many as 600, found chiefly in north temperate zones and also in Polynesia. The more southerly species, ranging into the tropics, are usually evergreen. Oaks are cultivated for ornament and are prized as the major source of hardwood lumber. The wood is durable, tough, and attractively grained; it is especially valued in shipbuilding and construction and for flooring, furniture, railroad ties, barrels, tool handles, and veneer (particularly highly burled oak). The oaks are commonly divided into two groups, the black (or red) and the white. The former (e.g., the scarlet, pin, Spanish, willow, laurel, and shingle oaks) are characterized by leaves with sharp-tipped lobes and by acorns that mature in two years. The white oaks (e.g., the white, post, bur, cork, and holly oaks) are characterized by smooth-lobed leaves and acorns that mature in one year. Q. alba, the white oak, is the most important timber tree of the oak genus. Lumber-yielding species of chestnut (genus Castanea) are included in the white oak group when the term is used as a timber classification. The live oaks, evergreen species common in the S and SW United States, are sometimes considered a separate group. The bark of some oaks has been employed in medicine, in tanning, and for dyes; that of the cork oak supplies the cork of commerce. The galls caused by certain insects are utilized commercially. The Mediterranean kermes oak (Q. coccifera) is host to the kermes insect, source of the world's oldest dyestuff. Acorns, the fruit of oak trees, have long been employed as a source of hog feed, tannin (chiefly from valonia, the acorn cup of the Turkish oak, Q. aegilops), oil, and especially food. Acorns were one of the most important foods of the North American forest Native Americans; they were pulverized, leached to extract the bitter taste, and then cooked in various ways. Acorns have also been used as food in other regions where they are native. A symbol of strength, the oak has been revered for both historical and mythological associations. It was the favorite of Jove and Thor and especially sacred to the druids. St. Louis administered justice under an oak, and the Charter Oak is legendary in America. Several unrelated plants are also called oak, e.g., the Jerusalem oak (a lobe-leaved annual of the goosefoot family) and the poison oak of the sumac family. Oaks are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Fagales, family Fagaceae.

Ohio Street - Another street in a section of Nashua with state names is Ohio Street.  It was named after the U.S. state Ohio, the 17th state in the USA and is located in north-central United States and in the Great Lakes region. In prehistoric times, Mound Builders inhabited the region, which was first explored by La Salle in 1669. The French-British rivalry for control of the area led to the last of the French and Indian Wars (1754–1763), in which the French were defeated. Ohio was part of the vast area ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Paris in 1783 and became part of the Old Northwest by the Ordinance of 1787. It became a separate territory in 1799. Columbus is the capital and Cleveland the largest city. Today, its population is 11,400,000 and it became a state on March 1, 1803.

Old Balcom Road – Old Balcom Road was named after Balcom farm, once located on the road as a major industry.  The Balcom family was prominent in Nashua, and many of the family members were involved in politics.

Oldham Lane - Oldham Lane is named after the city of Oldham, England and is located near Yorkshire Lane, Gloucester Lane, Essex Street, and other English cities. Oldham, England resembles Nashua in many ways. Recently, Oldham celebrated its 150th anniversary of municipal existence because the development of the city was sparked by the Industrial Revolution. By the 19th century, Oldham, England was known as one of the best cotton spinning towns in the world. Oldham has a number of natural and cultural attractions. Tommyfield, famous for its circuses and rallies, Oldham Coliseum, the city’s theater, and Peak District National Park have made it a popular tourist destination.

Old Mill Lane – Old Mill Lane is named after the mills that once defined the industry of Nashua.  Jackson Co. was one of the early companies which later was bought by Nashua Manufacturing Company, and Indian Head cloth became famous throughout the region.  The mills were prosperous until they closed down in the 1900s.

Olympia Circle - According to the developer, Roger Duhamel, all of the streets located in Westgate Village have names derived from western cities in the United States, which follows with the western theme of Westgate Village, located in West Nashua.  Olympia is the capitol city of Washington State.  The city of Olympia is located at the southern tip of the Puget Sound in Washington.  Olympia is a manufacturing city with industries in explosives, consumer goods, sports equipment, plastic, metal, and paper products.  Lumber and oyster fisheries, two of the major industries, are also popular in Olympia.  The city was made the capitol of Washington in 1853. With clear views of Mt. Olympia and Mt. Rainier, Olympia is a popular tourist attraction.  Each year, the salmon that swim from Budd Inlet into Capitol Lake attract many people as well.

Oneida Circle - Oneida Circle is in a Nashua district that is centered on Indian-named streets.  The Oneida tribe populated parts of New York south of the Oneida Lake and in areas east of Lake Ontario.  As one of the first members of the Iroquois Confederacy, the Oneida tribe spoke a language related to that of the Iroquois.  In 1848, John H. Noyes in New York formed a Utopian society, named the Oneida Community.  Even though it was not part of the Oneida tribe, this community copied many aspects of the Oneida people, such as the radical dresses of the women.

O’Neil’s Court – O’Neil’s Court was named after Dr. Robert O’Neil.  He was a town doctor during earlier years of the New Dunstable settlement, and paved the way for more doctors to come to Nashua.

Oracle Drive - An oracle is a shrine dedicated to the worship and consultation of a deity.  Oracle Drive is nearby many churches in Nashua.  It is located just one mile from Immaculate Conception Church.  It is also close to St. Kathryn’s Church, Bible Baptist Church, and New Life Christian Church.

Orange Street
- Orange Street is one of the fruit streets named after the citrus fruit commonly known as the orange.  There may be a reason, however, why that particular area was named after the orange.  In the 1890’s, oranges were considered a luxury. Usually, such fruits were only found once a year in Christmas stockings.  Such a luxury was symbolic of the kind of area where orange street is now located.  A number of well-known Nashuans lived on Orange Street.  The John Reed house, Albert McKean house, Soloman Spaulding house, and Thornton Greeley House are all located on Orange Street.  These houses follow a classic Italian or Greek style of architecture.  Orange Street, therefore, may be a street of wealth and luxury as an orange is a fruit of luxury and wealth.

Orchard Avenue
- The city of Nashua, before it became a manufacturing and industrial city, was mostly farmland.  Such farmland products included apples, a popular staple of New Hampshire.  The apple is New Hampshire’s state fruit and, for years, farmers have been supplying both New Hampshire and the New England area with apples.  Today, apple orchards are commonly found in all regions of New Hampshire.

Ordway Avenue - Ordway Avenue is named after the Ordway family who lived in Nashua, according to the US Federal Census, in 1870. Reed P. Ordway was the head of the house.  His wife was Sarah Ordway.  Their children included Warren, age five, and William, age three.  Mr. Ordway was a pattern maker.  Twenty-one years later, at age 24, William worked as a machinist, according to the Nashua Directory of 1981.

Oregon Avenue - Oregon Avenue is one of the state streets, located near Rhode Island Avenue, Indiana Drive, Ohio Avenue, and Virginia Drive in Nashua. The state of Oregon is located in the Pacific West Region of the United States. It joined the Union as the 33rd state in 1859.  Lewis and Clark explored a portion of the terrain of Oregon in 1805 on their quest towards the Pacific.  Oregon is famous for the controversy that consumed the 1844 election, when Americans enthusiastically yelled, “Fifty-four forty or fight” to try to obtain all of the Oregon Territory from the bottom of Oregon to the Southern border of Alaska from the British.  Today, Oregon is home to nearly 3, 590,000 people with Salem as its capital and Portland as its largest city.

Osprey Lane - Osprey Lane is one of the bird streets.  The osprey is related to the hawk and is usually found around water such as lakes, rivers, or the seacoast. It is a large bird with long wings.  The osprey has a white head.  Its wings are characteristically bent slightly in the middle. The osprey can be mistaken for a gull in the distance and is nicknamed the “fish hawk.”

Overhill Avenue - By looking at the City of Nashua web site’s GIS Base Map, it is obvious why the name of Overhill Avenue was given to the particular street.  The topography of the area clearly indicates that Overhill Avenue has an elevation that is greater than those streets nearby.  The fact that it is located on a hill probably brought about the name for Overhill Avenue.

Overlook Drive - Overlook Drive is named after the Overlook Country Club, located along the Hollis-Nashua border. The Overlook Country Club includes many natural features such as views of the Nashua River and numerous pine trees.  The Country Club includes an 18-hole golf course.  The Overlook Country Club has golf tournaments, a snack bar, and a pro-shop.