Remnant of county road in Elkhart County

Last week I talked about a road remnant in Kosciusko County. This week I move to the neighboring county to the north in Elkhart County. County Road 44 is an east-west road in the county. To the east part of this road actually followed the Wabash Railroad for a while. Going back to the west, the road would have at one time crossed County Road 3 south of Wakarusa. I recall a farmer who has lived in the area a long time telling me this and I was able to later confirm this by looking at old township plat maps. It’s almost impossible to see where a road would have went through because of the growth there now. County Road 44 simply dead ends at County Road 3 now. Not far from here, CR 44 intersects State Road 119, which, in part, was once the Plymouth-Goshen Trail. I can’t help but wonder if CR 44 was possibly an old alignment of that trail. It’s worth taking at look at the old maps.

County Road 44 Dead End At CR 3 001

County Road 44 dead end in Elkhart County.


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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