Remnant of an old state highway

Depending on the location, old road remnants are around more than we might think. I found this one just south of Warsaw in Kosciusko County. Today’s State Road 15 comes into Warsaw from the south and, at one point, takes a jog to the east before straightening back out. Where it takes a jog County Road 150 West connects with it. Older maps indicate the county road was actually an old alignment of the state highway. When the new road takes a jog or curves, sometimes that is an indication there is an old alignment nearby, but not always. State Road 15 has been in place since the early 1930s. Even before it was named a state road, though, there was a road in the same place connecting Warsaw with Claypool, Silver Lake and other towns to the south. Prior to it being named a state highway, it was known as the Dixie Highway. And going back even further, the road likely had other names, though I am not sure what those would have been. I just know today’s State Road 15 in that area has a long history.

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County Road 150 West near Warsaw.

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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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