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Walnut Street - Walnut Street is famous for the walnut trees which inhibit the area surrounding the street.

Warsaw Avenue - Warsaw Avenue, situated in the region of Nashua where the names of the streets replicate European cities, is an acknowledgment of the capital of Poland known as Warsaw.

Wason Avenue - Wason Ave was named for the Wason family that lived in New Hampshire as early as 1711. The Honorable Edward Hills Wason (September 2, 1865- February 6, 1941) was a prominent member in Nashua and eventually statewide politics. Mr. Wason was a lawyer, but later, he held such public positions as President of the Nashua Board of Education, city solicitor, solicitor of the county, Sergeant-at-arms of the State Sentate, assistant clerk and clerk of the State Senate, member of the State House of Representatives, Alderman of the City of Nashua, and United States Representative for the Second District. The street and neighborhood were largely developed after World War II.

Water Street - When the railroad was extended from Lowell to Nashua in 1838, Water Street became one of the most concentrated industrial districts in all of New England.

Wateredge Drive - True to its name, Wateredge Drive is situated along the edge of the Nashua River. Residents living on the street have a clear view of the water.

Waterview Trail - Waterview Trail is part of Jensen’s Trailer Park, located in the western end of the city. It was named because it is a narrow road in the park and runs parallel to the Nashua River.

Watson Street - Watson St was named after one of two city officials during the late 1800’s. Elijah L. Watson was a member of the Common Council in the 1870’s, while James F. Watson was an alderman during the 1880s.

Waverly Street - Waverly St may be named for one of several towns in the United States. There are ten towns by that name in the United States, all the way from the east coast to the west (Colorado region.) One of the more famous of such towns is Waverly, Iowa, home to Wartburg College, founded in 1852. There is also a Waverly Village which is part of Belmont, Massachusetts, which was settled in 1636.

Wayne Drive - Wayne Dr may be named for one of ten cities in the United States. The cities are located near Maine and as far away as Oklahoma. Which of these towns it might be is unclear. Another possibility is that it may be named for the famous actor John Wayne (1907 to 1979). As a third possibility, it seems to be located among a group of streets named using first names. Wayne comes from the Old English word for, “wagon.”

Webster Street - Webster Street was named for the great statesman Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782-October 24, 1852). In addition to his many political accomplishments, Webster had many private business ventures, one of which involved Nashua. He was one of the original shareholders of the Nashua Manufacturing Company and although he never paid for the sixty shares he requested, his support gave the company an initial boost that contributed to its success.

Weld Street - Weld Street was named for Reverend Thomas Weld, the first minister of the Church of Dunstable. His tombstone remains in Nashua, and on it appear the words “probably massacred by Indians while defending the settlement,” although there were no recorded raids in 1702, the year of his death. His wife, Elizabeth, was the first person buried in the Old South Burying Yard, the site of the church’s second meeting house.

Wellesley Road - Wellesley Rd is named for the town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, which was incorporated in 1881. The town is named for Sir Arthur Wellesley, the legendary Duke of Wellington (see Wellington Street).

Wellington Street - Wellington St was named for the town of Wellington, located in Somerset County in England. The Duke of Wellington, who took his title from the town’s name, was a prominent member of society. The town is the first of more than 30 towns of the same name around the world, four of which are in the United Kingdom. The Duke of Wellington is best known for his defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo in 1815, which ended the French Emperor’s conquest of Europe. To honor his victory, a 175-foot monument was constructed in the town.

Wellman Avenue - Wellman Ave was named for Samuel K. Wellman, a city official. Mr. Wellman was involved in city government as early as 1857 and served as a member of the Common Council. He continued to hold various city offices for several years.

Wentworth Street - Wentworth Street was named for Governor Benning Wentworth (1696 - 1770), the first Royal Governor of the New Hampshire Colony before the Revolutionary War. Governor Wentworth was responsible for chartering Dunstable, New Hampshire five years after the border was solidified between Massachusetts and New Hampshire. His father, John Wentworth (1671 - 1730), was Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts and he controlled Dunstable and much of southern New Hampshire, for four years. Benning’s nephew, John Wentworth II (1737 - 1820), succeeded him as the second and last Royal Governor of the Colony of New Hampshire

Westbrook Drive - Westbrook Dr. is named for Westbrook, Connecticut, Westbrook, Maine, or Westbrook College(in Maine). Westbrook, Connecticut was founded in 1648 and is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,292. Westbrook, Maine, was once part of Falmouth, and the origins of the settlement date back to 1632. Its manufactures include shoes and paper and wood products. An industrial park (opened in 1969) is in Westbrook. Westbrook College is not in the town of Westbrook, but is located in Portland. The college was founded in 1831 as a women’s two-year college.

Westchester Drive - Westchester Dr. was named for the town of Westchester County, New York, or Westchester, Connecticut. Westchester County in New York was one of the first ten counties established on November 1, 1683 in the New York colony and today, a section of New York City has that same name.

Westerdale Drive - Westerdale Drive is named for one of two towns, Westerdale of North Yorkshire in England, or Westerdale of Caithness in Scotland. Very little can be found regarding the founding of these towns, though both are known to be very old and were undoubtedly where many of the settlers lived before coming to Nashua. Westerdale, North Yorkshire, England is known to be an area once controlled by the Knights Templar and the name dates back almost 1000 years.

Westfield Street
- Westfield Street is named for several towns including three Westfields in England, one in Scotland, and another in the state of Massachusetts that are all likely old enough. Westfield, Massachusetts was named because it was the westernmost town in the Massachusetts colony for 56 years. The four towns in the United Kingdom are all several hundred years old.

Westhill Drive - Westhill Dr. was named for an old Scottish settlement located southeast of Inverness, in the Inverness-shire. Westhill is located to the Southeast of Inverness and southwest of the Culloden Battlefield, the sight of a 1746 battle between the Scottish clansmen from the surrounding highlands and British soldiers under the command of the Duke of Cumberland. The battle ended with a crushing defeat of the Scottish, and was the last battle fought on the soil of the British mainland.

West Hollis Street - West Hollis St is named because it leads to the neighboring town of Hollis and is west of Main Street. This western section of the road was made in 1797, but East Hollis St (which lies directly across Main St) was not made until several years later. West Hollis Street is also known as the large majority of US Route. 111, and leads all the way through Hollis down into Pepperell, Massachusetts.

Westminster Drive - Westminster Dr. is named for Westminster, the central borough of London, England. Westminster is the location of the famous Westminster Abbey, the royal palace, the houses of parliament, Westminster Cathedral, and several other buildings of the British Government. The Abbey is the sight of the coronations of all monarchs since William the Conqueror, and many of them are buried in the chapel. Big Ben, the famous clock, is in the Westminster Tower. There is another Scottish settlement by name of Westhill, near Aberdeen, but it is a new city, founded within the last 50 years.

Westpoint Terrace - The origins of the name of Westpoint Terrace are unclear. It appears to be a part of Jensen’s Trailer Park. The name does not likely have any relation to the famous military academy, and is not even the westernmost point of the city (it is, in fact, on the east side of West Hollis St).

Westwood Drive - Westwood Dr. is probably named for one of the many cities in the United States of that name. Westwood, New Jersey, is one of the older of these cities, incorporated in 1894. Westwood was also the original name of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There is also a Westwood College, with campuses in several major cities across the United States.

Wethersfield Road - Wethersfield Rd is named for various towns, including Wethersfield in Essex in the county of Braintree, England. It is an older village and the original home of some American colonists, for which the American towns in Massachusetts and Connecticut are probably named. In more recent times, Wethersfield has become the location of an RAF base, which was also used by the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. The base was established largely for that purpose, in 1944.

Weymouth Drive - Weymouth Dr. is named for the English town of Weymouth, England, which is an old harbor town on the English Channel. Many ships bound for New England began their voyages from Weymouth and it was also the original hometown of Mr. Jonathan Lovewell, an upstanding citizen and military leader of Nashua. The town of Weymouth, Massachusetts is the second oldest settlement in Massachusetts, but was also named for the English town itself.

Wheaton Drive - It is probable that Wheaton Dr is named for the town of Wheaton, Illinois, established in 1838 by Erastus Gary and Jesse and Warren Wheaton. The town’s name came from the railroad companies, who named the railroad depot in honor of the Wheaton brothers. It may be named for Wheaton College in Massachusetts, which was founded in 1834.

Whipple Street - Whipple Street is named for George Whipple, a superintendent of the mills of the Nashua Manufacturing Company. Whipple received the promotion to Vice President of Manufacturing in 1936. Whipple Street is a new street, and was originally listed in the Nashua phone directory as being a vacant street until residents decided to settle there.

White Plains Drive - White Plains Dr was named for a city in New York that was a colonial city and a battlefield of the Revolutionary War. The city has some light industries and serves as the headquarters for several corporations and laboratories. The state convention that ratified the Declaration of Independence met (1776) in White Plains. The battle of White Plains (1776), a principal engagement of the American Revolution, followed Gen. George Washington's retreat from New York City. Washington briefly made his headquarters (1738) in White Plains at the Elijah Miller House, which still stands. Other buildings from the Revolutionary period are also preserved. The city is the site of a cultural county center, a branch of Pace Univ., and the New York School for the Deaf.

White Avenue
- White Ave is possibly named for one of two city officials. William White was the city’s treasurer in 1854 and 1855. George L. White began as a member of the Common Council in 1857 and held a few other positions in the city government.

Whitegate Drive - Whitegate Dr. is probably named for the town of Whitegate, England, which is in located in Cheshire County. Its history dates back several centuries. Whitegate had an active Methodist Church a few years before John Wesley’s death.

Whitford Road - Whitford Rd was named for the English or Welsh towns, both of which are old villages, known for their history. Whitford Road might also be named for Eliott Whitford, who held the position of city assessor in 1859 and 1861 and Alderman from 1872 to 1873.

Whitney Street - Whitney St was named for George H. Whitney, the fifteenth mayor of the city of Nashua. He began as a partner of Gage, Warner, and Whitney Machinists before moving on to politics. His son, George F. Whitney, was also a successful businessman and was involved in city government. Charles H. Whitney also served as city engineer for several years.

Wilder Street - Wilder St is probably named for the town of Wilder, New Hampshire, located in Hillsborough County about 15 miles west of Nashua, or for Wilder, Vermont, located on the Connecticut River, and an old mill town like Nashua. Wilder is the sight of the Wilder Dam, a large hydroelectric dam that was opened in 1950.

Wildwood Lane - Wildwood Lane is located among several other streets with similarly nature-related names, such as Forest Park Dr, Fairlane Ave, and Knollwood Ave, and it may be that it is named simply for wild woods. Another possibility is that it is named for one of the ten communities by that name in the United States.

Will Street - Will St is located near Yvonne St, Daniels St, and George Street It is possible that these four streets are simply from first names. The name “Will” is derived from a rather common English word.

Williams Court/Street - Both Williams Ct. and Williams Street were probably named for brothers Seth and Charles Whitney, co-founders of the Nashua Iron Foundry. Charles was also a mayor of the city from 1866 to 1867. He continued to manage the company during his term and afterwards until the time of his death, after which the company failed and was closed.

Willow Street - Willow St is one of a series of streets on the western side of Main Street that are named for trees. The willow tree is known for long drooping branches, giving it the nickname the “weeping” willow. The flowers of the tree are generally rather small and round.

Wilmington Road - Wilmington Rd is named for one of several towns. There are four towns in England and another in Massachusetts with the name of Wilmington. One of the wider known attractions of East Sussox County in England is a large drawing of man, which is located on one of that Wilmington’s hills. This is the second-largest drawing of man ever found, and its origins are unknown. Wilmington, Massachusetts was incorporated as a town in 1730.

Wilson Street - Wilson Street is named for President T. Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States. President Wilson was born in December 1856 and died in February 1924, serving as President from 1913 to 1921. His leadership during World War I kept the country out of European affairs until the United States was directly threatened. Wilson was reelected in 1912 because Republican voters split between William H. Taft and Progressive Party Head Theodore Roosevelt. Wilson worked for a fair peace at the conclusion of the war, and the League of Nations, precursor to the United Nations, was largely his idea. His Fourteen Point plan became famous, even though most of the terms were not accepted by all nations.

Wilton Street - Wilton St is named for the nearby town of Wilton, New Hampshire or for Wilton, England. Wilton, England is a centuries-old town known largely for the manufacture of rugs. It was also the sight of a battle between King Alfred the Saxon and the Danish. Wilton, New Hamsphire is located near the famous Stonehenge and was incorporated in 1762. The New Hampshire town was named for the English town or for Sir Joseph Wilton, a friend of Benning Wentworth, the former royal governor.

Winchester Street - Winchester Street was named for the city of Winchester, England and a Massachusetts town. Winchester is a very ancient English town, dating back more than 700 years and served as the capital city for many years. The city, which was the location of Arthur’s legendary Round Table is also famous for Winchester College, the oldest continuously running college in England.

Windemere Way - Windemere Way is named for the town of Windemere, England, the home of the Beatrix Potter Museum, which honors the author of the “Tale of Peter Rabbit,” “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny,” and several other children’s stories. An alternative spelling is Windermere. The town is located next to the rather larger Windermere Lake.

Winding Lane
- Winding Lane seems to be named simply because some may consider it to be a rather narrow, winding road. Ironically, it only has one curve, but this should not necessarily be surprising, as it is a short street that is part of a trailer park.

Windsor Street - Windsor St is named for the British Monarchy. Windsor, a town located 22 miles west of London was the site of the large Windsor Castle, one of the residences of the royal family. After the site was chosen, construction began almost 1000 years ago, during the reign of William the Conqueror. The British royal family also took the name of Windsor during the reign of George V due to anti-German feelings during World War I and the family’s German last name.

Winn Road - Winn Rd is named for the Winn family of Nashua whose prominence has gained them fame throughout the community. Cecelia Winn was an active member of the Democratic Party in the 1960s and 1970s, and a member of the New Hampshire delegation to the Democratic National Convention in 1972.

Winter Street - Winter St is thought to simply be named for the season of the year. There are also Spring Street and a Summer Street, but there is no Autumn or Fall St in the city.

Wood Street - Wood Street was named as part of the tree street district or for one of two city officials. Theodore H. Wood was a member of the Common Council, and Stephen A. Wood held the post of City Messenger for five consecutive years.

Woodbury Drive - Woodbury Dr is probably named for Levi Woodbury (1789 - 1851), a governor of New Hampshire from 1823 to 1824. Mr. Woodbury was also a member of the United States Senate, Secretary of the Navy under President Jackson, Secretary of the Treasury under both Jackson and Van Buren, and an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Woodcrest Drive - Woodcrest Dr is likely named for one of several towns with that name in the United States. Given the history of the development of the United States, it is likely that the first of these towns was either located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, or New Jersey.

Woodfield Street - Woodfield Street is located off of Searles Road. It is probably named after town in England or one of two towns in the United States.

Woodgate Street - Woodgate St is probably named for one of several communities in England by that name. It may also be named after a precious ‘wood’ that is located in this area.

Woodland Drive - Woodland Dr. is probably named for one of several towns by that name in England. Woodland, England, located in Kent, is near the Canterbury Cathedral and two castles

Woodville Street - Woodville St may be named after Woodville, Massachusetts, or one of the many other towns by that name in the United States. There is also a town by the same name in England and one in Scotland. Also, the Queen of Edward IV of England was Elizabeth Woodville.

Woodward Avenue - Woodward Ave was named for Mr. Isaac Woodward and his son Leon. Isaac was one of the co-owners of the rather well-known Woodward and Cory Harness company while Leon was founder and owner of the then well-known Woodward’s Candy and Ice Cream Shop, which remained in business from 1906 to 1948.

Worcester Street - Worcester Street is named for the city of Worcester, Massachusetts or the city of Worcester, England. Worcester, Massachusetts is the second largest city in the state, and was first settled in 1673. Worcester, England, is the capital of Worcestershire, and was founded in 50 A.D. by the Romans, and has had a very long, rough history, after surviving the worst of the Middle Ages.

Wright Road - Wright Rd could be named for one of many people. There was a Nashua Alderman by the name of Samuel F. Wright, who served 1860 - 1861. It could also be named for the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Another possibility is that it may be named after Wilbur and Orville Wright, the inventors of the revolutionary airplane.