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.

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Road remnant near Leesburg in Kosciusko 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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