Monthly Archives: September 2013

Clear Creek Church near Huntington

This is a classic white clapboard country church. Clear Creek Church was built in 1869 to replace a wood frame building that burned down. It is located a few miles north of Huntington on Clear Creek Road in Clear Creek … Continue reading

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National Road marker in Wayne County

Taking a break from local history this week, but it’s still history. The National Road was the first ever federally funded road. Its path went from Maryland to Illinois including central Indiana. Shown is a marker along the road, now … Continue reading

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First Hex School in Benton Township

One room schoolhouses once dotted the landscape every few miles. They were under the administration of each township. Some of these old buildings still stand, such as the site of the first Hex School in Benton Township, Elkhart County. The … Continue reading

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Train depot in Topeka Indiana

The former railroad station in Topeka (LaGrange County) is now a museum for the Topeka Area Historical Society. It was originally built in 1893 and rebuilt in 1911 for the Wabash Railroad. Topeka was once a railroad town but eventually … Continue reading

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Erie Railroad crossed State Road 5

On its journey westward across Huntington County, the former Erie Lackawanna Railroad once crossed State Road 5 at grade. The crossing is just north of Huntington. The photo shows a more visible remnant of the crossing just west of the … Continue reading

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