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Similar Street Names in Tennessee Confuse EMTs

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN – Nearly identical street names are confusing EMTs and other emergency responders in one Tennessee county.

The streets are called Brethren Church Drive and Brethern Church Road, WJHL-TV reports.

Both streets are located in Jonesborough and are more than nine miles apart from each other. The station reports it takes nearly twenty minutes to get from one road to another.

Washington County Emergency Communications wants to change the name of Brethern Church Road because people often call the dispatch center and given them the wrong location.

Homeowners in the area say they do not want to change the street name because the name is historical.