Jucunda Street

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Jucunda Street
Neighborhood Knoxville
Origin of name Jucunda strawberry

Jucunda Street is named for the Jucunda strawberry, a variety grown on the Knox farm (the family for whom Knoxville is named). It was initially dismissed as worthless when it was introduced from Europe, but Mr. Knox experimented with many varieties and concluded that the Jucunda was best.[1][2][3][4]


  1. Jean M. Goldstrom, ed. Knoxville Borough; a History: The story of a Pittsburgh community, 3rd ed., p. 15. Whortleberry Press, Pittsburgh, 2009. [view source]goldstrom
  2. "Community to observe 'Know Knoxville Week.'" Pittsburgh Press, Apr. 15, 1934, p. 12. Newspapers.com 142935429. [view source]know-knoxville
  3. Thomas Meehan, ed. "The Jucunda strawberry." The Gardener's Monthly and Horticulturist, vol. XXI, no. 246, June 1879, p. 178. Internet Archive gardenersmonthly21meeh. [view source]meehan
  4. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 69. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan