Remnants of a state road at Palestine

As a follow-up to last week, here’s another remnant at Palestine, the small, unincorporated community in southern Kosciusko County. A considerable amount of traffic passes through Palestine on State Road 25, but not many people live there. When getting photos of the cemetery and remnants of the old mill, I noticed this road essentially leading to nowhere now, though at one time it was an alignment of SR 25. There is an old photo that can be found online showing the mill with an iron bridge next to it. This is the older alignment of the road. At some point, SR 25 was rerouted with a new bridge to the north. Apparently the new bridge was built in the 1940s, so one could assume the road was rerouted at about this time. I don’t have any specific information on how much longer the older bridge stood before the county decided they didn’t need it any longer. But the old road alignment remains and simply comes to a dead end, a reminder of the past in Palestine.

Remnant of former state road at Palestine.

Remnant of former state road at Palestine.


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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