New Street Name!

During the months of May and June, the City of Buckhannon held a "Name the Street Contest" which received 50 street name nominations. We propose the following 5:

The City of Buckhannon is looking to name a new street, so here are the options:

Apothecary Way- We received this nomination from a Buckhannon resident, and feel it is a great name that nods to the hospitals (existing and past) and pharmacies in the area near the new street.

Coplin Way- We received numerous nominations related to the Leonard Memorial Hospital, and this name recognizes the individual the hospital was named for, Elizabeth Coplin Leonard, while avoiding the potential for confusion with other streets. Buckhannon already has a "Leonard Street", located near Save-A-Lot and Loudin Insurance, and an Elizabeth Street, located near the Board of Education office running parallel to S. Florida Street and Smithfield Street.  Therefore, we cannot use "Leonard" or "Elizabeth" in the name, as even a variation could potentially cause confusion during an emergency response, and we do not want that. Thus, our committee considered other names that are related to the hospital, but do not include Leonard or Elizabeth. 

Olive Way- Olive Leonard, the daughter of Elizabeth Coplin Leonard, donated $1,000 to go toward a monument to her mother. Following an additional donation of $25,000 by Olive's cousin, the hospital was given the name Elizabeth Coplin Leonard Memorial Hospital to honor this request. Again, we cannot use Leonard in the street name, we suggest Olive Way as another related alternative.

Rusmisell Way- In honor of Dr. James A. Rusmisell who practiced medicine and operated the Buckhannon City Hospital, later named the Elizabeth Coplin Leonard Memorial Hospital.

Vandalia Way- We received this nomination to commemorate the proposed idea for a colony that would have included West Virginia, known as the Vandalia Colony.

Please take time and rank these from 1-5, with #1 being your favorite option and #5 being your least favorite.  

Thank you for helping us to select a fitting name for the new street! And thank you to everyone who submitted nominations.

 

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* 1. Please rank the following from 1-5, with #1 being your favorite and #5 being your least favorite option for the new street name

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