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Wilson Street was probably named after Eben Wilson.

Wilson Street 

Wilson Street is located in the Hamilton, New Zealand suburb of Hamilton East.  It was named in 1923 by Lovegrove and Waters, the owners of the property.  There is no documentary evidence to indicate why this street was named Wilson Street, but it was probably named after Eben Wilson, former headmaster  and founder of Hamilton High School.  (HCC) (HCL) (Lands & Surveys)

The image above was retrieved from Google maps streetview c. 2012.  Wilson Street is located here on Google maps.


Hamilton City Council (1923). Minutes. Hamilton, New Zealand.

Hamilton City Libraries (2012). Heritage street name index cards. Hamilton, New Zealand.

New Zealand Lands and Surveys Department.  File 541, survey map. (1997)

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Wilson Street

City:Hamilton, New Zealand
Name:Wilson Street
Subject:Street names-New Zealand-Hamilton