Trace of old county road remains in Concord Township

I’ve mentioned this before on Local Remnants, but an excellent resource for former road alignment information in Elkhart County is old road right of way maps by township available through the county surveyor’s office. I now have copies of many of the township maps and they show old road alignments and vacated roads. Look to the left in the photo and notice the ridge running parallel to County Road 115 in Concord Township. This is along the Elkhart River and just south of County Road 18. According to the right of way map for Concord Township, a road ran closer to the river than what the current county road does. Information indicates the road was known as the Vistula Road. Keep in mind in the very early years of the county, it was quite common for roads to follow the contour of a river or creek and to be on higher ground too. The ridge meets both qualifications and is found on the right of way map. A trace of long ago remains in Concord Township.

Remnant of old county road in Concord Township.

Remnant of old county road in Concord Township.

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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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