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.
Birmingham — Olmsted Street
Los Angeles — Olmsted Avenue
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
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)
Bear — Olmsted Drive
Palm Bay — Olmsted Street
Fayetteville — Olmstead Drive
Stone Mountain — Olmstead Way
Warner-Robins — Olmsted Street
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
Evansville — Olmstead Avenue
Olmstead — Olmstead Road
Baltimore — Olmstead Street
Lochearn — Olmstead Road
Pikesville — Olmstead Road
Boston — Olmstead Street
Dearborn — Olmstead Street
Fenwick — Olmstead Road
Flat Rock — Olmstead Road
Kalamazoo — Olmstead Road
Ludington — Olmstead Street
Portage — Olmstead Drive
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
Morristown — Olmstead Road
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
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
Columbus — Olmstead Avenue
New Albany — Olmsted Road
West Jefferson — Olmstead Road
Camp Hill — Olmstead Way
York — Olmstead Way
Providence — Olmsted Way
Fort Mill — Olmstead Street
Deer Lodge — Clayton-Olmstead Road
Ashburn — Olmsted Drive
Brambleton — Olmsted Drive
Woodbridge — Olmstead Lane
Milwaukee — Olmsted Way in Washington Park
and Olmste(a)d Family Association, 2017-2023
For corrections or additions please email us