Houghton Road—Pronunciation of Name

Houghton Road in Tucson is pronounced "how-ton" by Tucsonans.

Houghton Road was named for the Houghtons, a family from New England. The Houghton family pronounced their name “hoe-ton.’ The Houghtons acquired property on Tucson's east side in the late '30s. They built an all blue and white New England-style house there.


"Solving this is in the how." Arizona Daily Star. September 17, 1999. Page A2.

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