Monthly Archives: January 2016

Cabin Hill was in Harrison Township

Part of the interesting history of Elkhart County involves the several small “ghost” communities which no longer exist except in a history book or in someone’s memory. Many of them had nothing much except maybe a post office and a … Continue reading

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Sugar Grove Cemetery in Concord Township

I’ve posted a few cemeteries on this blog through the years. There are still several examples of cemeteries next door to churches. History reveals many cemeteries were started by churches. Shown is the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Concord Township. It … Continue reading

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Old U.S. 33 in Elkhart County

In Elkhart County, the Lincoln Highway stands out among historic roads. It has been written about extensively and well publicized. Much of the old road has been marked with signage indicating its historical significance. Note the original route of the … Continue reading

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Remnant of old trail in Marshall County

The Plymouth-Goshen Trail is quite the historic road. It was originally commissioned in 1835 to connect county seats Goshen and Plymouth. It is said the road followed an old Native American trail and at least for part of the road, … Continue reading

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Former electric railway line in Fort Wayne

Last week I posted about a “paper railway” but this week my post is about an actual electric interurban line once existing in Fort Wayne. I was in Fort Wayne with a couple of friends several months ago riding on … Continue reading

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