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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., An eighteenth century enterprise. (search)
d be hereafter known by the names therein written. The above is the first record of street names, and includes all public roads then in existence in Medford. Prior to 1829, High street had been known as the road to Woburn or road to Menotomy. The bridge at the Weirs then connected Medford with Charlestown that section of Arlington not being set off to West Cambridge till 1842. Charlestown was also Medford's next neighbor on the south, Somerville being a part of that town until March 3, 1842. The road now called Medford street (the name being adopted because it is an extension of the street of that name in Somerville) was the direct road to Lechmere Point, East Cambridge, and was called Court street, as it was used especially when the inhabitants of Medford had occasion to go to the County Court House, which stood then, as now, very near the historic spot where the British landed, April 19, 1775. The name was subsequently changed to Craigie road, a name suggested by i