What's in a name? 3 versions of 'Dobys Bridge Road'

FORT MILL, S.C. -- Dobys Bridge Road, which has three different spelling versions as you wind through Fort Mill, has been changed to North Dobys Bridge Road and South Dobys Bridge Road due to a new intersection next to an as yet unfinished bypass.

The town and county approved the name changes this month and new signs have been ordered, but some neighbors say the last thing it needed was yet another name change.

Drive around and you'll find these versions:

Dobys Bridge Road

Doby's Bridge Road

Doby Bridge Road

Jane Marks lives in Fort Mill and says to locals, it's always been Doby Bridge Road no matter what the signs say. She lives yards from the traffic.

Changing the road name is about safety, so first responders and emergency management folks know exactly where to go. Plus, the intersection pretty much breaks the road into two distinct parts, officials said.

Marks doesn't want another name change, but sees the need.

"Timing of the police and fire and everybody like not responding in a timely manner would hurt the town, so I see the point," she said.

Turns out there wasn't supposed to be an apostrophe. The county doesn't allow them on street signs. The new signs will have not have them.

"They can change the name, but we're still going to call it Doby Bridge Road and that's the way it goes," said neighbor Dennis Neeley.

Even though it's already been approved, it is expected to come up during Monday night's council meeting in Fort Mill, just to make people aware of the changes.


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