Syracuse-Webster Road has a long history

As its name implies, the Syracuse-Webster Road connects the Kosciusko County towns of Syracuse and North Webster. It is presently maintained by the Kosciusko County Highway Department and is located in Turkey Creek and Tippecanoe townships. This road has a long and interesting history. Look on the oldest available county township maps and you will find it. Actually, it dates to the 1830s when the Goshen-Huntington State Road was commissioned by the state. As strange as it may seem today, yes, Syracuse-Webster Road was part of a route connecting Huntington and Goshen. This is confirmed by looking at old road petitions at the county highway department where it references the road as being part of the old state road. In addition, Syracuse-Webster Road would have been the main route between the two towns before State Road 13 was built. The photo was taken just north of County Road 1000 North. Out of the photo to the right is an old one-room schoolhouse building still standing.

Syracuse-Webster Road is an old road in Kosciusko County.

Syracuse-Webster Road is an old road in Kosciusko County.

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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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