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Lovers' lane (or "The Point") is a generic term for secluded areas where people kiss or make out. These areas range from parking lots in secluded rural areas to places with extraordinary views of a cityscape or other feature.
There are several streets called Lovers Lane, including those at Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Kersey, Pennsylvania; Boonville, New York; Greenfield, Massachusetts; Southborough, Massachusetts; Northfield, Vermont; Riverton, Utah, Bowling Green, Kentucky, Portage, Michigan; Excelsior Springs, Missouri; Springfield, Missouri; Charlestown, New Hampshire; Sugar Hill, New Hampshire; Princeton, New Jersey; Slatington, Pennsylvania; Adliya, Bahrain; Dallas, Texas; Ravenna Township, Portage County, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Newark-on-Trent, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada and Ludham (both in England).
- The area on the south-east side of Fullers Bridge, which crosses the Lane Cove River, and is located near Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia, is a well-known Lovers' Lane.
- Lovers Lane is a famous road in St. Joseph, Missouri of which a popular poem by Eugene Field was written.
The bowdlerised version Love Lane is sometimes seen.
Many criminals take advantage of people engaging in kissing or any type of sexual contact as those people are bound to be caught off-guard from a variety of criminals. Metropolitan Los Angeles is an area often associated with this type of crime.
In 1963 the Fuller's Bridge lovers' lane mentioned above site became notorious as the location of the bodies of CSIRO scientist Dr Gilbert Stanley Bogle and Mrs Margaret Olive Chandler, the wife of one of his colleagues. The cause of death, while indicative of poisoning, couldn't be definitively determined, and apart from Mrs Chandler's husband, Geoffrey, who was considered the prime suspect by the New South Wales Police, no one to-date has been charged. The Bogle-Chandler case has baffled law enforcement and forensic experts up to present day.
Several of the Zodiac Killer's victims were murdered in lovers' lanes.