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Where Indiana’s National Road fades away
One more old alignment of US 40 and the National Road lurks in western Indiana, and it takes us from West Terre Haute almost to the Illinois border. It’s highlighted in green on this image. At one time, as best as I can piece together, the road curved south just before it crossed Sugar Creek…
Roadside relics along US 40 and the National Road around Terre Haute, Indiana
Sights along the National Road/US 40 in Vigo County, Indiana.
Return I will to old Brazil (on the National Road in Indiana)
A tour of Brazil, Indiana, a town on US 40 and the National Road.
The National Road/US 40 at Reelsville, part 2
The National Road/US 40 has a lot of alignments near Reelsville, IN. I try to sort them out. Part 2 of 2.
The National Road/US 40 at Reelsville, part 1
The National Road/US 40 has a lot of alignments near Reelsville, IN. I try to sort them out. Part 1 of 2.
Behind the Walker Motel: An old alignment of US 40 in western Indiana
Just before US 40 reaches Putnamville from the east, a road branches away. The sign on the corner calls it CR 35 E, but all the maps call it CR 550 S. Whichever name is right, it’s merely an alter-ego for this old alignment of US 40 and the National Road. On the northwest corner…
A forgotten brick segment of Indiana’s US 40
The only remaining segment of original brick pavement on US 40 in Indiana.
Grand old homes along Indiana’s National Road
When you build a major road, people build along it to take advantage of the opportunities it brings. When that major road stands the test of time, as the National Road has in Indiana, you find some great old architecture along it. This home, for example, stands along the road in Plainfield. I’m no architectural…
Several tiny towns dot the National Road in western Indiana, but most of them never developed any businesses of consequence (or at least no evidence survives) and today are little more than a collection of aging homes. Stilesville, however, apparently managed to develop a small local economy. I say apparently because Stilesville boasts an actual,…
A ring of trees hides the old cemetery from view, but it stands right next to an abandoned alignment of US 40 and the National Road just west of Plainfield, Indiana. It’s in the upper-right corner of this aerial image. This scene is the only clue of the cemetery that’s visible from the highway. The…
The Corbin House
The Corbin House, on the Michigan Road in Plymouth, Indiana, was built by the town’s first mayor. Read the story of the house and Horace Corbin here.