Fun Facts About the Community's Street Names
What do Robert Ludlum, Mark Twain, William Faulkner all have in common?
All of these people are literary authors with streets within the boundaries of our community. In fact, all thirty-seven of the streets within the Farmwell Hunt community refer to an author, poet or writer. We call our streets "The Literary Lanes of Ashburn", and this aspect distinguishes our community from the many developments within Ashburn. To learn about all 37 of the authors within our community, press more and try to identify the one street that is named after a fictional character.
A 17th Century British writer also known as “The Puritan”.
The 19th Century British writer; her best known work is “Jane Eyre”.
A marine biologist and writer, this 20th century author wrote about the sea. “Silent Spring”.
This Pulitzer prize winning author is best known for “O! Pioneers”& “Song of the Lark”.
A historic writer known for his “Army of the Potomac” trilogy and other Civil War books.
A 19th century historical writer; he authored the epic 6 volume “History of the United States”.
Contemporary author of thrillers including “A Clear & Present Danger”, “Red October”, and “Sum of All Fears”.
The real name of the author known as Mark Twain.
Novelist and short story writer, best known for “The Red Badge of Courage”.
A 19th century writer and landscape designer, he was the editor of The Horticulturist Magazine.
20th Century Pulitzer writer of “The Sound and the Fury, “As I Lay Dying”,& “Light in August”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The writer of short stories and novels most notably “The Great Gatsby”.
Pulitzer winning American poet and playwright.
Writer of the “Roots” Saga.
Writer of the “Roots” Saga.
An American author and poet who wrote stories of pioneering in California.
Author and playwright best known for “A Raisin in the Sun”.
Classic novelist; writer of “The Old Man and the Sea”.
An American Historian and author of “The Transformation of America: 1815-1848”.
A writer of sorts; author of the syndicated comic strip series “Family Circus”.
A Greek writer of melodies and poems; also a world renown ultra marathon runner.
Social activist and writer most known for “A Call of the Wild”.
American writer of 25 thriller-espionage novels including the “Bourne Trilogy”
Australian author best known for “The Thorn Birds”.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
A writer of poetry; she was the first woman to win the Pulitzer for poetry.
Author of epic historical novels including “Chesapeake”, “Centennial”, and “Alaska”.
Famed author of Civil War classic “Gone to the Wind”.
The pen name of a British crime writer, Robert Cook.
A Pulitzer prize author known for poetry.
The only street not named after an author; Mark Twain’s fictional character.
Classic author; writer of: “The Grapes of Wrath”.
The “pen” name of Samuel Clemens author of “Huckleberry Finn” and “Mark Twain”.
John Townsend Trowbridge
A 19th century fiction writer who wrote an anti-slavery novel and many children’s books.
In 1806, Webster published his first dictionary.
A 20th century author known for her short stories about the South. “The Optimist’s Daughter”.
18th century writer, poet, and playwright.
Governor of Massachusetts and author of Puritan writings.