McClintic Road was the first route around south end of lake

Those familiar with the south end of Lake Wawasee know the way to access it now off State Road 13 is to turn east on County Road 1000N. Then you turn south on County Road 800E, which curves around and becomes Hatchery Road. Hatchery Road skirts around the south end of the lake. But before Hatchery Road was built, there was McClintic Road. A short road now, it goes east off 800 East. Older maps show, though, it was the earlier route around the south end of the lake. You can see in the photo it abruptly ends at the water, which is one of the channels for the lake. But this particular channel did not exist in the early 1900s. Keep in mind there has been a lot of work done in and around the lake through the years. It has changed considerably. As I stood and looked at the end of McClintic Road, I could picture in my mind it kept going east and then curved around the south end of the lake. Yet another local road remnant. There is also a McClintic Cemetery nearby.

End of McClintic Road at a channel of Lake Wawasee.

End of McClintic Road at a channel of Lake Wawasee.

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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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