Beech Grove Street Names
Many street names in Beech Grove reflect a rich part of the early history of the city. Several streets are named
after persons prominent in the city's past.
Byland Drive - Mayor Richard Byland
Churchman Avenue - M. F. Churchman, of the banking firm of Fletcher and Churchman
Fletcher Lane - Former Fire Chief, City Councilman and business owner Robert Fletcher
Killian Drive - Father Peter Killian
Newcomer Lane - Town Board member and businessman W. S. Newcomer
Ticen Street - Town Board member Willard Ticen
A quartet of parallel streets in the northern part of the city are named, in alphabetical order from south to north, for the cities of Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland and Detroit. From east to west, streets are numbered 1st Avenue to 25th Avenue. 1st Avenue is now merged with Emerson Avenue.
In June 2007, a sign post on Hornet Avenue was given in honor of Katie Gearlds, honoring her arrival into the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).
Two connected cul-de-sacs in the far south part of the city, Rodney Court and Dangerfield Drive, were presumably named as someone's tribute to comedian Rodney Dangerfield.