This idea came from Ruth, who vividly remembers Broadway, England, one of our favorite places. The trouble with Broadway as a town name is that there aren’t many of them. The largest Broadway in the world is part of the city of Newark, New Jersey. Its population is 14,000. Most of the Broadways in the world are streets.
The most famous street named Broadway is, of course, in New York City. It is almost 33 miles long and traverses the Island of Manhattan. There is also a much used Broadway Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and an actual town named Broadway in little Nova Scotia. Its population is said to be tiny.
England is the champion for having Broadways. There are 4 of them if you include the London area called Ealing. Ealing’s 2nd name is Broadway. There is a village of about 740 people in Somerset, England, named Broadway. There is a town with 2 names in Wales. One of its names is Broadway. The other is The Havens. With either name its population is around 1,175. The Broadway that we have been to and love is in Worcestershire and has a permanent population of about 2,540. Its main business is tourism so it is best visited in a season other than summer.
The Broadway in Missouri that Ruth knew about is extinct. It used to be in Maries County between Rolla and Jefferson City and was named in jest. The other New Jersey Broadway is reportedly a village of 186 people in Warren County. There are only 3 other Broadways in the USA. The North Carolina Broadway has more than 1000 residents, the Ohio Broadway is unincorporated but large enough to have a zip code, and the Virginia Broadway is a town of about 4,000 near the Shenandoah Mountains.
There is said to be a town in Australia’s New South Wales with the name Broadway but it’s extremely small. There’s a village named Broadway in Ireland big enough to have a school and a pub and a residential area of Durban, South Africa, with this name and a lot of restaurants. If you’re interested, there are at least 4 houses for sale in Durban via a company in Spain called Mitula. Mitula is said to be a leader in the online classified Industry.
That’s it for Broadway place names!