Remnant of former road near Leesburg

Finding remnants of former roads is something I find interesting. It kind of gives us a glimpse of the past and the routes of travel of people at that time. Shown in the photo is a trace of a former county road in Kosciusko County. It is located south of Leesburg just off State Road 15, south of the road you turn on to get to Clunette (which I believe is County Road 600 North?). I was looking at a 1914 county atlas and noticed at that time there was a road connecting what is now State Road 15 with the next parallel road to the west. But since then, the road has obviously been vacated and no longer exists as a road. Part of it remains in the form of a private driveway. The next road going west off State Road 15 is to the north of the Tippecanoe River. I took the photo from across the road so as to avoid trespassing on private property. At one time in the past, people traveled on this road.


Road remnant near Leesburg in Kosciusko 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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