Former state road

One day while on a bicycle ride I happened to notice this old state highway right of way marker along County Road 45 near Goshen. I had never seen one of these markers anywhere except along a current state road so I started wondering. Sure enough, records at the county surveyor’s office confirm County Road 45 was indeed a state road before what is now U.S. 33 was built. As is the case with several road projects during the late 1920s or 1930s, when a new road was built it was done so to reduce the number of times a railroad had to be crossed.

Right of way marker on County Road 45



About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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