Streets and Roads named for Olmste(a)ds

There are probably more than a hundred streets and roads in America and Canada named for an Olmstead or Olmsted. This is an attempt to identify all of them and who they were named for. Note that “FLO” is Frederick Law Olmsted. Please email us of others so that we can add them to the list. We would like to know the location, maybe a little history or reason and who it was named for.

A majority of those listed below were found on a quick search on Google; your help is needed to learn who they were named for.

Alabama
Birmingham — Olmsted Street

California
Monterey — Olmsted Road and Olmsted Way near the airport for FLO.
San Francisco — Olmstead Street — Connecting McLaren Park to San Bruno Avenue, now bisected by Burton Academic School campus. Possibly named for FLO but the city put the “a” in the name.
Stanford — Olmsted Road

Connecticut
East Hartford — Olmsted Street
Wilton — Olmstead Hill Road — In 1729, James Olmsted assembled a farm of 87 acres on the hill to which he gave his name. Olmsted Hill Road was laid out the same year. (Russell, Robert. Wilton Connecticut, 2004; pg. 29 and 37)

Delaware
Bear — Olmsted Drive

Florida
Palm Bay — Olmsted Street

Georgia
Fayetteville — Olmstead Drive
Stone Mountain — Olmstead Way
Warner-Robins — Olmsted Street

Illinois
Alton — Olmstead Way
Hoffman Estates — Olmstead Drive
Riverside — Olmsted Road, for FLO who, along with his partner Calvin Vaux, in 1869 designed Riverside as America’s first planned community. Today Riverside National Historic District (1970) may be the largest such in the country.
Woodstock — Olmstead Drive

Indiana
Evansville — Olmstead Avenue

Kentucky
Olmstead — Olmstead Road

Maryland
Baltimore — Olmstead Street
Lochearn — Olmstead Road
Pikesville — Olmstead Road

Massachusetts
Boston — Olmstead Street

Michigan
Dearborn — Olmstead Street
Fenwick — Olmstead Road
Flat Rock — Olmstead Road
Kalamazoo — Olmstead Road
Ludington — Olmstead Street
Portage — Olmstead Drive

Minnesota
Saint Paul —  Olmsted Street was named for David Olmsted, first mayor of the city; it was destroyed when I-35 was built and is now under a landfill.
Winona — Olmstead Street

New Jersey
Morristown — Olmstead Road

New York
Avoca — Olmstead Hill Road
Binghamton — Olmstead Street near the I-81 bridge crossing the Chenango River
Bloomfield — Olmstead Road
Bronx — Olmstead Avenue
Chittenango — Olmstead Road
Cohoes — Olmstead Street historic district
Depew — Olmstead Avenue
Glen — Olmstead Road — Officially named but actually a 2000 foot uphill drive from County Road 110 (Logtown Rd), just west of the village of Glen, to the centennial farm home of four generations of Olmsteads. NY State historical marker placed there about 20 years ago.
Glenfield — Olmstead Road near the Otter Creek bridge on Pine Grove Road (County Road 26)
Savannah — Olmstead Road
Scarsdale — Olmsted Road
Staten Island — Frederick Law Olmsted Way co-named with Woods of Arden Road near the Olmsted-Beil House Park

North Carolina
Asheville — Frederick Law Olmsted Way the entrance to the North Carolina Arboretum near Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 393 on the southwest side of the city.
Asheville — Olmsted Drive
Burlington — Olmstead Avenue
Charlotte — Olmsted Park Place and Olmsted Drive and Olmsted Way
Flat Rock — Olmsted Lane for FLO
Pinehurst — Olmsted Boulevard for FLO

Ohio
Columbus — Olmstead Avenue
New Albany — Olmsted Road
West Jefferson — Olmstead Road

Pennsylvania
Camp Hill — Olmstead Way
York — Olmstead Way

Rhode Island
Providence — Olmsted Way

South Carolina
Fort Mill — Olmstead Street

Virginia
Ashburn — Olmsted Drive
Brambleton — Olmsted Drive
Woodbridge — Olmstead Lane

Wisconsin
Milwaukee — Olmsted Way in Washington Park

 

Place by the Elms © Walt Steesy, 2007-2017
and Olmste(a)d Family Association, 2017-2022
Last Updated September 10, 2022
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