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, that can be confirmed. Through the years, the road changed alignments. One alignment change can be seen here in Marshall County. This photo was taken from 2B Road east of Bremen in German Township. I was facing north when taking the photo. Off in the distance to the north (not visible) is U.S. Highway 6. One old map from the 1880s shows the Plymouth-Goshen Trail took a dip to the south here before turning back to the west. Today the trail merges with U.S. 6 instead of going south like it used to. It appears this is part of a private drive belonging to a farm. I could not tell how far the remnant goes to the north due to a wooded area off in the distance. But a remnant of a historic road still exists in Marshall County. Forgive the poor photo quality. It was raining that day.

Plymouth-Goshen Trail Old Alignment-Marshall County 005

Remnant of Plymouth-Goshen Trail in Marshall 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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