Weekly Acorns

Weekly Acorn #14

In my previous post I discussed the “Long Acres” area neighborhoods along the south side of Polo Rd.  If you are reading my posts on a weekly basis, please read last week’s post again as I have made some revisions.  It may also be a good idea to read this entire multi-part series (Neighborhood Boundries) again when it is complete.  I plan for the series to consist of 10 parts. 

This week I will share with you the neighborhoods on the north side of Polo Rd and east of University Pky.  Then one neighborhood that is located on the east portion of Polo Rd to Cherry St and continues on the east side of Cherry St.   Here they are:

Old Town (Brookwood?) -  (from 1951 plat) This plat did not indicate a neighborhood title, so I assume it was just referred to as Old Town (indicated on the plat), which is the name of this particular township of Forsyth County.  I will explain this in further detail in a couple of weeks in Neighborhood Boundries (Part 4) of this series.  [I have been told by a resident in the area that this neighborhood was called “Brookwood”, which does make sense.  I will investigate further and correct as necessary].  The streets included in this area of Old Town (Brookwood?) are:

Polo Rd (north side only) - from University Pky (formerly Bethabara/Old Town Rd) to Delmonte Dr (including the ranch style house at the east corner of Delmonte Dr and Polo Rd).

University Pky - (formerly Bethabara/Old Town Rd) from Polo Rd running north to Long Dr.

Brookwood Dr (north) - From Polo Rd to Yellowstone Ln (formerly Cherry Ln).

Palm Dr - (formerly Pine Dr) begins at Brookwood Dr and runs west to University Pky (formerly Bethabara/Old Town Dr).  Pine Dr was changed to Palm Dr on 8/5/1957.

Yellowstone Ln - (formerly Cherry Ln) begins at Ewing St (formerly Oak Ln) and runs east to Brookwood Dr (for Old Town portion) and then continues and ends at Delmonte Dr.

Long Dr - Begins at Palm Dr (formerly Pine Dr) and at one time only went north to Yellowstone Ln (formerly Cherry Ln).  Later it was extended to University Pky (formerly Bethabara/Old Town Rd).  And then even later it was further extended and now comes back around and ends at Polo Rd at the stoplight where Wingate Dr goes into WFU.

Ewing St - (formerly Oak Ln) begins at Palm Dr (formerly Pine Dr) and at one time only went north to Yellowstone Ln (formerly Cherry Ln).  Later it was extended further north and now ends at Long Dr.   

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Click on the plat above to view an expanded version or visit the entire Historic Oak Crest Photo Gallery.

Brookwood Addition - (established December 1956) This neighborhood is located on the north side of Polo Rd consists of Minorcas Rd, Delmonte Dr, and a portion of Yellowstone Ln (formerly Cherry Ln).  The land was owned by Charlie A and Ida Long. 

Delmonte Dr - (once spelled Del-Monte Dr) begins at Polo Rd and runs about one block north of Yellowstone Ln (formerly Cherry Ln).  The apartments at the very end of the street are not part of the original neighborhood.  They were added in the mid-late 1970’s.

Minorcas Rd - Begins at Polo Rd and ends at Yellowstone Ln (formerly Cherry Ln).  Original plans indicate that the street was intended to extend north of Yellowstone for several blocks and was divided into lots only on the east side of the street.   A portion of the planned extension is still visible today. 

Yellowstone Ln - (formerly Cherry Ln) the portion from Brookwood Dr running east and ends at Delmonte Dr (for the Brookwood Addition).

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Click on the plat above to view an expanded version.  To view additional plats of this neighborhood, visit the Other Plats photo album or visit the entire Historic Oak Crest Photo Gallery.

Daltonia -  (no est. date listed) This neighborhood consists of Polo Rd (both west and east of Cherry St), Cherry St, Gossett St, May St, McCanless St, Dalton St, and Reich St.  All of the houses along Cherry St and on the streets east of Cherry St are not included as part of Long Acres or the University Area Neighborhood Association (UANA).  This land was owned by families of Daltons and Reichs.

Polo Rd - From just east of Delmonte Dr (north side) and The Sunshine House playschool (south side) to Cherry St.  Then Polo Rd (south side) from Dalton St to the RJR Archer Plant. 

Cherry St - From Howell St to Polo Rd. 

McCanless St - Begins at Cherry St and runs east ending at Dalton St. 

Gossett St - Begins at Cherry St and runs east ending at Dalton St.

May St - Begins at Gossett St and runs north ending at McCanless St.

Dalton St - Begins at Polo Rd and runs south ending just past Gossett St. 

Reich St - Begins at Polo Rd and runs south several blocks to a dead end. 

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Click on the plat above to view an expanded version.  To view additional plats of this neighborhood, visit the Other Plats photo album or visit the entire Historic Oak Crest Photo Gallery.

Please check back next week for information about neighborhoods along Bethabara/Old Town Rd. 

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