Van Buren Street - Van Buren Street is named for President Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 - July 25, 1862), the eighth President of the United States (served 1837 to 1841). Van Buren is considered to be one of the chief forces behind the formalization of a platform for the Democratic Party. He was also President Andrew Jackson’s Secretary of State in his first term and Vice President in his second. Appropriately, Jackson St and Van Buren St are immediately next to each other.
Venus Lane - Venus Lane lies near other streets named after different planets in the solar system. Fair but inhospitable Venus, a "Sister" planet to the Earth, is very different from earth and does not have any moons or rings. In Greek mythology, Venus is named for
Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Many other features on the surface of Venus are also named for female figures. The planet was named Venus because it was the brightest of the planets known to the ancients.
Vermont Avenue - Another Street named after a state is Vermont Avenue. In 1535, French explorer Jacques Cartier was the first European to observe what is now Vermont. In 1791, Vermont became the 14th state to enter the union.
Vine Street -The title of Vine Street is linked to the other tree streets that include Pine Street, Palm Street, and Chestnut Street. Vine Street, named in 1850, was mainly titled in order to be aesthetically pleasing to urbanites.
Virginia Drive - Virginia Drive was named after the state of Virginia, which was a prominent place for the development of our country. The Virginia Company of London sent colonists in May 1607 to establish a settlement on the southern Atlantic coast of North America. The river they sailed down is known today as the James River. The colonists built a fort, which they named James Fort.