Here in the Dells District, the city has renamed the part of Combs Creek Parkway that’s west of the creek. New signs were installed last week for Jacksondell Drive. The new name will make it easier for Police, Fire and other emergency services to locate houses on that street.
Why, you ask, did they name it Jacksondell? Who knows? You’d think that the city could name it anything they wanted. “Creekdell.” “Combsdell.” “Bubbadell.”
Well, the staff at the city’s Infrastructure Management/Geographic Information System (GIS) at the Division of Public Works gave us the answer. GIS is the City’s source for geographic digital data. GIS information is a combination of digital spatial and database information.
In 1925, the name Jacksondell appeared on the plat for the second installment to the Irwindell addition. The plat appears in Volume 3, Page 470 of the Deed Records and is dated September 26, 1925. There is no indication that there was ever a street named Jacksondell. The city resurrected a name that appears on that historic document.
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