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Jackson Avenue - Jackson Avenue is named for Patrick Tracy Jackson, who was the cousin of Appleton and the friend and brother-in-law of Francis Cabot Lowell. He collaborated with Lowell to produce a successful power loom. The Jackson Mills, sold to the Jackson company in 1830, bears his name, and was built on Jackson Avenue. The company made the “Nashua Woolnap Blanket.” Nashua Manufacturing would later purchase the Jackson company.

Jackson Street - Jackson Street is named for President Jackson who passed through the town on his way to Concord on June 28, 1833. He was loaned a sleek four-horse barouche and met crowds at two local inns before speaking with them. President Jackson was well-known for his dislike of mill systems.

Jacoby Circle
- Jacoby Circle is named after a family seen in Nashua NH. Maurice Jacoby was born in the 1880's in Manhattan before marrying Hannah Levy and moving to West New York, N.J. His brothers and sisters included Agnes (a polio victim), Henry, Frances (married to Timothy Kelly), and Edward (occasionally called Etcher by his siblings). Several of the brothers moved to the Boston area after marrying. Thus, many branched out from here to all parts of New England.

Jake Drive - Jake Drive is probably named after Jacob Jewett, who was a member of a prominent family. The Jewett family has also settled throughout New England.

Jalbert Drive - Jalbert Drive is named for a French family, united as Simoneau-Jalbert. Descendants of the two families reside in New Hampshire and undoubtedly Nashua. Some of the first from this line were seen in Belkap NH and Sullivan NH. The Jalbert family in Canada also connects with the Houle, or Houde family as well. One connection is between Joseph Houle and Jalbert with the son Roger being married at Saint Aloysius here in Nashua.

Jamaica Lane - Jamaica Lane is named for an island country in the Caribbean Sea south of Cuba with a population today of about 2,710,000. Originally inhabited by Arawaks, it was discovered by Columbus in 1494 and settled by the Spanish in 1509. The British captured the island in 1655, and it was formally ceded to Great Britain in 1670, becoming a crown colony in 1865. Jamaica became independent in 1962. Kingston is the capital and the largest city. Sighted by Christopher Columbus in 1494, Jamaica was conquered and settled in 1509 by Spaniards under a license from Columbus's son. Spanish exploitation decimated the native Arawaks. The island remained Spanish until 1655, when Admiral William Penn and Robert Venables captured it; it was formally ceded to England in 1670, but the local European population obtained a degree of autonomy. Jamaica prospered from the wealth brought by buccaneers, notably Sir Henry Morgan, to Port Royal, the capital; in 1692, however, much of the city sank into the sea during an earthquake, and Spanish Town became the new capital. A huge, mostly African, slave population grew up around the sugarcane plantations in the 18th cent., when Jamaica was a leading world sugar producer. Freed and escaped slaves, sometimes aided by the maroons (slaves who had escaped to remote areas after Spain lost control of Jamaica), succeeded in organizing frequent uprisings against the European landowners. The sugar industry declined in the 19th cent., partly because of the abolition of slavery in 1833 (effective 1838) and partly because of the elimination in 1846 of the imperial preference tariff for colonial products entering the British market. Economic hardship was the prime motive behind the Morant Bay rebellion by freedmen in 1865. The British ruthlessly quelled the uprising and also forced the frightened legislature to surrender its powers; Jamaica became a crown colony. Poverty and economic decline led many blacks to seek temporary work in neighboring Caribbean areas and in the United States; many left the island permanently, emigrating to England, Canada, and the United States. Indians were imported to meet the labor shortage on the plantations after the slaves were freed, and agriculture was diversified to lessen dependence on sugar exports. A new constitution in 1884 marked the initial revival of local autonomy for Jamaica. Despite labor and other reforms, black riots recurred, notably those of 1938, which were caused mainly by unemployment and resentment against British racial policies. Jamaican blacks had been considerably influenced by the theories of black nationalism promulgated by the American expatriate Marcus Garvey. A royal commission investigating the 1938 riots recommended an increase of economic development funds and a faster restoration of representative government for Jamaica. In 1944 universal adult suffrage was introduced, and a new constitution provided for a popularly elected house of representatives. By 1958, Jamaica became a key member of the British - sponsored West Indies Federation. The fact that Jamaica received only one third of the representation in the federation, despite its having more than half the land area and population of the grouping, bred resentment; a campaign by the nationalist labor leader Sir Alexander Bustamante led to a 1961 decision, by popular referendum, to withdraw from the federation. The following year Jamaica became an independent member of the Commonwealth. Bustamante, leader of the JLP, became the first prime minister of independent Jamaica. The party continued in power under Donald B. Sangster after the 1967 elections; he died in office and was succeeded by Hugh Shearer. In 1972 the PNP won an impressive victory, and Michael Manley became prime minister. Although the PNP administration worked effectively to promote civil liberties and reduce illiteracy, economic problems proved more difficult. In 1976 the PNP won decisively after a violent election contest between the two parties. The PNP continued to promote socialist policies, nationalizing businesses and strengthening ties to Cuba. Lack of foreign investment and aid continued to hurt the economy. In 1980 the JLP returned to power, with the moderate Edward Seaga as prime minister. Seaga's administration favored privatization, distanced itself from Cuba, attracted foreign investment, stimulated tourism, and won substantial U.S. aid. However, two major hurricanes (1980, 1988) during Seaga's tenure set back prospects for substantial economic progress. In the 1989 elections the PNP ousted the JLP, and Manley returned as prime minister; he chose to continue the policy directions taken by Seaga. Manley was replaced by P. J. Patterson in 1992. The following year Patterson and the PNP were returned to office in a landslide. Patterson led his PNP government to a third term in 1997 and a fourth term in 2002, although the PNP majority was reduced in 2002. Cities in Virginia, Vermont, New York, and Iowa also have the same name. It is also a popular vacation spot for many.

James Street - James Street is named after James Jewell. He was from Dunstable and married Sally Hobart of Hollis on May 31, 1801. The Jewell family is another well - known family in Nashua, thus the name connection.

Jared Circle - Jared Circle is named after Jared Perkins (1793 - 1854). He was a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Unity, Sullivan County, N.H. on January 5, 1793. Mr. Perkins attended the common schools of Unity and Claremont; later studying theology. He was ordained a minister in 1824 and served for thirty years in that position. He was State councilor from 1846 - 1848 and served in the State house of representatives in 1850. Jared Perkins was elected as a Whig to the Thirty - second Congress (March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty - third Congress. Mr. Perkins was nominated for Governor of New Hampshire in 1854, but died before the election. He was appointed justice of the peace in 1854 and served until his death in Nashua, N.H. on October 15, 1854. Jared Perkins is buried in West Unity Cemetery, Unity, N.H.

Jasmine Drive - Jasmine Drive is named after a plant. Jasmine, or Jessamine, was originally from French jasmin, which was from Old French jassemin, from Arabic yasmīn, from Persian yasmīn, yāsman, from Middle Persian yāsman. The French root of the word relates to many of the immigrants who made their way to Nashua. Jasmine is any plant of the genus Jasminum of the family Oleaceae (olive family). The genus, which includes shrubs and clambering plants, is an Old World group, chiefly of tropical and subtropical regions but cultivated elsewhere, outdoors in mild climates and in greenhouses farther north. The blossoms, mostly white or yellow, are usually very fragrant, some being used for scenting tea; the oil obtained from the flowers is utilized in perfumery. The common jasmine (J. officinale) has white flowers and glossy deciduous leaves. Both names are often given to other plants, such as Cape jasmine (see madder) and Carolina jasmine (see logania). Jasmine is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Scrophulariales, family Oleaceae.

Jayron Drive - Jayron Drive is a name that originally came from a variation of Jacob or Jason. Most likely, it is a name of a resident of Nashua.

Jefferson Street - Jefferson Street was named for the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. President Jefferson, however, was opposed to the creation of “black mills,” such as the ones that later became popular in Nashua. His focus was more for an agrarian civilization. Even with his deep dislike for the mills, he stimulated the industry by banning trade with Britain and France during the Napoleonic Wars, thus promoting domestic purchases.

Jenny Hill Lane - Jenny Hill Lane is named for a descendant of the Hill family. Calvin B. Hill, the son of Micah and Sally Hill, was born in East Douglas, Massachusetts and later died in Nashua. His genealogy is clearly traced through eight generations to John Hill, an English member of the Plymouth colony in Massachusetts. Mr. Hill formed a co-partnership with J.W. White under the firm name of White & Hill. Later, he sold his interest and became treasurer of Underhill Edge Tool company. Mr. Hill was a member of the Main street M.E. church and served on its board of trustees.

Jensen Street - Jensen Street is named because of the company that owns it. Jensen's Inc. owns Jensen Park and resides at 907 West Hollis Street, Nashua 03062. There are many descendants of the founding family in Nashua, as well as other with variations on the name (Jansen, Janson, Janssen). It is located near some of the writer and poet streets, thus bearing a similar name. Johannes Vilhem Jensen (1873-1950) was a Danish writer. As a young man he studied medicine; his interest in biology and anthropology is obvious throughout his works. Jensen created a distinctive literary form in his “myths,” brief prose tales with an element of the essay. Selections have been translated as The Waving Rye (1958, tr. 1958). His works, numbering more than 60 volumes, include essays, travel books, and lyrical poems. His epic novel cycle The Long Journey (6 vol., 1908-22; tr., 3 vol., 1923-24), a fantasy based on Darwinian theory, traces the story of humans from primitive times to the age of Columbus. Jensen was awarded the 1944 Nobel Prize in Literature. He was born in Farsø, a village in North Jutland, Denmark. One of his sisters, Thit Jensen, was also a well - known writer. Jensen's literary career began near the turn of the century with the publication of Himmerland Stories (1898 - 1910), comprising a series of tales set in the part of Denmark where he was born. He also wrote poetry, a few plays, and many essays, chiefly on anthropology and the philosophy of evolution. He developed his theories of evolution in a cycle of six novels, Den lange rejse (1908 - 22) The Long Journey, which was published in a two - volume edition in 1938. Like his compatriot Hans Christian Andersen, he traveled extensively, even to the United States. A poem of his, "Paa Memphis Station" [At the train station, Memphis, Tennessee] is well known in Denmark. Walt Whitman was among the writers who influenced Jensen. For many years he worked in journalism, writing articles and chronicles for the daily press without ever joining the staff of any newspaper. One of his short stories, Gradiva (1903), became famous for being analyzed by Sigmund Freud in Delusion and Dream in Jensen's Gradiva.

Jeremy Place - Jeremy Place is named after a well-known historian. Jeremiah Belknap, New Hampshire's earliest historian, wrote of the period of Old Dunstable that "every man of forty years old had seen twenty years of war". Belknap, a Har­vard Un­i­ver­si­ty grad­u­ate (1762), was a Uni­tar­i­an min­is­ter, his­tor­i­an, au­thor, and one of the found­ers of the Mass­a­chu­setts His­tor­ic­al So­ci­e­ty. He served pas­tor­ates in Do­ver, New Hamp­shire, and Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts. His works in­cluded - History of New Hampshire, 1784 - 92, A Discourse Intended to Commemorate the Discovery of America by Columbus, American Biography, The Foresters, an American Tale - Being a Sequel to the History of John Bull the Clothier, circa 1787, and Sacred Poetry - Consisting of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Christian Devotion in Public and Private, 1795. Jeremy Belknap is known as the founder of the Massachusetts Historical Society, America's prototype for such organizations. He ministered in Dover, New Hampshire, and Boston, Massachusetts. In 1775 he served as chaplain for American troops in Cambridge. Alexis de Tocqueville, a French politician, traveler, and historian, declared Belknap America's best native historian.

Jewell Lane - Jewell Lane was named for an entire family. Charles H. Jewell was a member of the New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry during the war. James Jewell and Nathaniel Jewell served in the American Revolution from Dunstable. James Jewell served under Col. Noah Lovewell. Like George W. Hopkins, they were all residents of Nashua.

Joffre Street - Joffre Street was named for Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre (January 12, 1852 - January 3, 1931), who was a Catalan French general who became prominent in the battles of World War I. Joffre was born in Rivesaltes, Roussillon. He joined the army in 1870 and became a career soldier. He first saw active service during the siege of Paris in the Franco- Prussian War, but spent much of his career in the colonies as a military engineer. He returned to France and was made commander-in-chief of the French Army (1911), after Joseph Gallieni declined the post. With the revival of the army and a purge of "defensive-minded" officers he adopted the strategy devised by Ferdinand Foch, the offensive Plan XVII. At the outbreak of war, the French plan clashed with the German Schlieffen Plan, much to the detriment of the French. Joffre helped to retrieve the situation through retreat and counterattack at the First Battle of the Marne. Following the enormous losses at Verdun he was replaced by General Robert Nivelle on December 13, 1916. Still popular, Joffre was promoted to Marshal of France but his role was little more than ceremonial. He was head of the French military mission to the USA in 1917 and leader of the Supreme War Council in 1918. In 1918, Mount Joffre in Western Canada was named after him. He retired in 1919 and was made a member of the French Academy. In 1920 Joffre presided over the Jocs Florals in Barcelona, a Catalan literary certamen.

John Street - John Street was named after a Nashua sheriff. In 1944, John L. Spillane of Nashua was deputy sheriff under Sheriff O'Dowd, who was appointed "Commissioner to Perform Duties of the Sheriff" in early 1944 until the election of a new sheriff in late 1944. He stayed on as a deputy sherriff under Sheriff O'Brien for a couple of years before retiring.

Jones Court - Jones Court was named after another well - known family in Nashua. George D. Jones was part of the New Hampshire volunteer infantry and a resident of Nashua.

Jonquil Lane - Jonquil Lane is named for a flower. The sweet scented jonquil is the most indestructible and easy to grow of all garden bulbs, often surviving in abandoned gardens. In China the jonquil is a New Year good luck symbol. The Chinese grow them in a dish filled with water and create extraordinary figures, such as birds or a teapot, by carving the bulbs with a scalpel. The botanical name is Narcissus tazetta. The species name tazetta, an Italian word meaning little cup, refers to the cup at the centre of the flower.It is a widely cultivated ornamental plant (Narcissus jonquilla) native chiefly to southern Europe, having long narrow leaves and short-tubed yellow flowers [Spanish junquilla, from the name Junquello, diminutive of junco, reed, from Latin iuncus.]. Narcissi are sometimes called jonquills in North America, but strictly speaking that name belongs only to the rush - leaved Jonquilla Narcissi and its cultivars. The Narcissi (plural of Narcissus) is a group of hardy spring-flowering bulbs, including the daffodil. The botanic name of the genus is Narcissus. Narcissi are mostly native to the Mediterranean region, but a few species are found through central Asia to China. The range of forms in cultivation has been heavily modified and extended, with new variations available in nurseries practically every year. The Narcissus plant is named after the character of the same name in Greek mythology. Daffodils are the large trumpeted varieties of narcissi, and very prevalent in Nashua.

Judith Drive - Judith Drive was named after Judith Williams. She was the mother of Hannah Blanchard, a family that was well - known throughout the New England area. Many of the members of the Blanchard family settled in Nashua. She lived from 1740-1807.

June Street - June Street, which is named after the month, is appropriately placed near March and April Streets. June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. June begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Gemini and ends in the sign of Cancer. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in the constellation of Taurus and ends in the constellation of Gemini. The month is named for the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter. In old Japanese calendar, the month is called Minatsuki. The first Monday in June is one of the public holidays in the Republic of Ireland; in the Irish Calendar the month is called Meitheamh and is the middle month of the Summer season. The solstice called the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere occurs around June 21. In the pagan wheel of the year the summer solstice is the time of Litha and the winter solstice is that of Yule. Midsummer is celebrated in Sweden on the third Friday in June. Father's Day is celebrated in Belgium on the second Sunday in June and in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Canada on the third Sunday in June. Gay pride celebrations in many countries in honor of the Stonewall riots occur. The majority of the Portland Rose Festival occurs in June as well.

Juniper Lane - Juniper Lane is named after a type of tree. It is any tree or shrub of the genus Juniperus, aromatic evergreens of the family Cupressaceae (cypress family), widely distributed over the north temperate zone. Many are valuable as a source of lumber and oil. The small fleshy cones are berrylike in appearance. The so-called common juniper (J. communis) is found throughout the genus range and is also much cultivated in different varieties, e.g., dwarf and pyramidal. Its cones are the juniper berries used for flavoring gin and other beverages and sometimes in cooking. The juniper most common in North America is usually called red cedar (J. virginiana) and is found over most of the E United States. Its fragrant, insect-repellent wood, close-grained but brittle, is much used for chests, closets, posts, woodenware, and pencils, for which uses the large forests of these trees have been depleted. Oil of red cedar has been used in medicine, perfumery, and microscopy. It is the alternate host of the apple-cedar rust. Other trees are sometimes called red cedar. Western juniper, J. occidentalis, of the W United States (not to be confused with the western arborvitae, although both are also called western red cedar) has edible cones. Native Americans also used the cones of other Western species as food and the bark for fiber. Junipers have been used for incense in Asia and by the Plains people in religious ceremonies. Juniper is classified in the division Pinophyta, class Pinopsida, order Coniferales, family Cupressaceae.