Oh wow, that is some amazing architecture! We have a Notre Dame here where I live as well. One of our in-state colleges was named after this. While their history no doubt isn't as extensive as their older European name-sake, they do have quite a storied college football program that has even been the source of several movies. Come to think of it, my local area has quite a few landmarks with French names, carrying back to the early history of the land. It was the home of many French settlers, explorers, and trappers, before the English came.
It is so funny how they come up with the names for towns and villages around here, it really is a hodgepodge of all different cultures. We have places like Terre Haute, La Porte, Lafayette, (French names) any number of different ***villes and ***burgs, we have a town named Santa Claus, which really gets into the season of things this time of year, a gambling town called French Lick that always gives chuckles to outsiders, a few towns with Spanish names, some names from the indigenous native Americans that used to live here, and even a borough of Indianapolis called Speedway, which is home to the Indianapolis raceway.
Oh my so so many places I think we have only finish and some swedish names here,most names goes with old land owners,those had some mansions big fields and forest. all places here near by there i live,is named by old farmers names
My father actually named our road...when I was little there were only 3 people living on it...now there's like 50 new houses, but that is a whole other story. But the local fire chief was updating the emergency routes and was asking him what road we lived on, and he goes you know, the one that goes past the old White farm. He bought our farm off of the White family that lived here before us. And ever since then it has been called White Road, even on google maps now!
Oh my,how interesting!wow,this is so cool!i don't know a story from these roads,only that these are named by farmers,and part of those still live here I moved here,so i don't know these storys for so long