Private driveway was once a county road

If you see a long driveway, particularly a gravel one, in a rural area sometimes it can be a clue it was once a road. Such is the case here in Turkey Creek Township of Kosciusko County. What is now a private driveway coming off County Road 1000 North (west of State Road 13) and going north used to be a county road. Maps show a small connecting county road that once connected CR 1000N with CR 1050N. It was vacated several years ago and a portion remains as a private driveway today. CR 1000N is also of significance because a little further to the west it intersects with the Syracuse-Webster Road, a quite historical road that was once part of the Goshen-Huntington State Road. There was also a one-room schoolhouse at this intersection, which still stands today though obviously it is no longer used as a school. Today we may wonder why such short roads even existed, but there must have been a reason in the past to petition for such a road.

Private drive in Kosciusko County once served as a county road.

Private drive in Kosciusko County once served as a county road.

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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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