Ebenezer Place, in Wick, northern Scotland, has the distinction of being the shortest named street in the world, at 206 centimetres (81 inches).
This situation came about when Mackays Hotel was built in 1883. The building was wedge-shaped, which meant that it had one very short side. The town council decreed that, because this side also contained the main entrance which was on neither street that ran along the two long sides, the street on that short side would need to be given its own name.
Not surprisingly, there is only one address on Ebenezer Place – Mackays Hotel at Number One!
© John Welford