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Indiana 15 North - Wabash to Warsaw

Indiana 15 north
Now going west along Market Street along the two block jaunt to Cass Street, which will carry Indiana 15 north through the north side of Wabash. Cass Street south doubles as Indiana 15 south one block to Canal Street east. Photo taken 08/16/09.
North of Downtown, Indiana 15 approaches the junction with Business U.S. 24 (Stitt Street). Until the 1990s, U.S. 24 was routed through Wabash, but it has since been routed to the north of town as part of the larger Hoosier Heartland Highway. As with any business route in Indiana, Business U.S. 24 is merely a local designation. Photos taken 03/05/11.
North of Business U.S. 24, Indiana 15 (Cass Street) forms the main commercial strip for Wabash. Photos taken 03/05/11.
Nearing the intersection of Indiana 15 (Cass Street) with U.S. 24. U.S. 24 goes for 164 miles across the state road from west of Kentland through Monticello, Logansport, Peru, Wabash, Huntington, and Fort Wayne. The stretch from Logansport to Fort Wayne is a four-lane expressway and the segment from Fort Wayne northeast toward Ohio is being upgraded to a freeway. Altogether, and along with the new four-lane segment of Indiana 25 from Logansport to Lafayette, it is known as the Hoosier Heartland Highway. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Now at the junction with U.S. 24. Nationally, U.S. 24 goes for 1,540 miles from Interstate 70 in central Colorado to Pontiac, Michigan. Photo taken 03/05/11.
North of the U.S. 24 intersection, Indiana 15 is 19 miles from the next town of Silver Lake and 31 miles from the Kosciusko County seat of Warsaw. Photo taken 03/05/11.
An Indiana 15 reassurance shield north of U.S. 24 and Division Road. Photo taken 03/05/11.

Ahead is the junction with Indiana 115 south. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 115 is a short 3.3 mile highway that connects Indiana 15 to the north with U.S. 24 to the west, providing a straight north-south connector as Indiana 15 angles toward the southeast. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 115 heads off toward the south from Indiana 15. Most movements at this intersection are from northbound Indiana 115 to northbound Indiana 15 or southbound Indiana 15 to southbound Indiana 115. Photo taken 03/05/11.
North of the Indiana 115 intersection, Silver Lake is 15 miles away and Warsaw is 28 miles away. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Crossing Bachelor Creek along Indiana 15 northbound. A short stretch of Old State Road 15 loops east from this crossing. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 angles off toward the north as it passes in between Indiana 115 and Indiana 16 in rural Wabash County. Photos taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 comes up to the intersection with Indiana 16. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 16 goes for 105 miles from U.S. 41 in Newton County, eastward through Brook, Monon, Royal Center, Roann, and Huntington, where it ends at Indiana 5 to the north of town. It doesn't go through any big communities other than Huntington. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Now at the intersection with Indiana 16, Roann is two miles to the west and Huntington is about 20 miles to the east. Photo taken 03/05/11.
North of Indiana 16, Silver Lake is 11 miles away and Warsaw is 23 miles down the road. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Views of Indiana 15 from between Indiana 16 and Lukens Lake Road. The state highway will start going up and down some moraine hills as it moves further north from Wabash. This is the transitional zone into the moraine and lake region of Northern Indiana. Photos taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 at the intersection with Lukens Lake Road, leading westward to Lukens Lake and the town of Laketon to the east. Photo taken 03/05/11.
A view of Indiana 15 from between Lukens Lake Road and Indiana 114. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 north reaches the intersection with Indiana 114. Indiana 114 exists in three segments across Northern Indiana. Ahead is the eastern segment of Indiana 114. Photo taken 03/05/11.
A four-way stop marks the intersection between Indiana 15 and Indiana 114. Indiana 114's eastern segment goes for 31.5 miles from Akron at Indiana 14 to U.S. 24 at the Allen-Whitney County line. The town of North Manchester, the second largest community in Wabash County and home of Manchester College, is five miles to the east. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Now five miles from the town of Silver Lake and 17 miles from the city of Warsaw. Photo taken 03/05/11.
A view of Indiana 15 in far northern Wabash County as it approaches the Kosciusko County line. Photos taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 enters Kosciusko County (population 77,385). The county was named for Tadeusz Kosciusko, a Polish general who served in the American Revolutionary War. Warsaw, the county seat, was thus named after the capital of Poland. Photo taken 03/05/11.
North of the county line, Indiana 15 enters the town of Silver Lake. As the name suggests, Silver Lake is located in the northwestern part of town. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Known in Silver Lake as Jefferson Street, Indiana 15 enters the south side of town and lowers toward the intersection with Sycamore Street in this scene. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Now in the heart of Silver Lake, Indiana 15 (Jefferson Street) approaches the intersection with Indiana 14 (Main Street). Indiana 14 goes for 123 miles from U.S. 41 in Newton County and then eastward to Winamac, Rochester and Akron before going through Silver Lake. East of there, it heads for South Whitley before ending at Interstate 69 in Fort Wayne. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 (Jefferson Street) at the intersection with Indiana 14 (Main Street) in Downtown Silver Lake. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 (Jefferson Street) continues through the north side of Silver Lake. Photo taken 03/05/11.
North of Silver Lake, Warsaw is now 12 miles away. Goshen, the county seat of Elkhart County is 35 miles away. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Views of Indiana 15 to the north of Silver Lake. North of town, the highway begins to wind a little as it passes by various small lakes. About 14,000 years ago, the melting of the Wisconsin glacier, the last to cover Northern Indiana, helped to create kettle hole lakes throughout Northern Indiana, including Kosciusko County. Both Indiana's deepest (Tippecanoe) and largest (Wawasee) natural lakes are located in the county. Photos taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 at the intersection with County Road 900 South, which leads west to Diamond Lake. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Further north, Indiana 15 approaches the intersection with Hill Lake Road, which leads to Hill Lake. Photo taken 03/05/11.
A view of Indiana 15 to the north of Hill Lake Road. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 arrives at the intersection with County Road 700 South. The county road briefly "multiplexes" with the highway as it crosses over the Norfolk Southern Railroad. County Road 700 South to the west ventures to Caldwell Lake and to the east, beyond the railroad, to Claypool. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 angles toward the northeast of the intersection with County Road 700 South. Photos taken 03/05/11.
County Road 550 South leads east from Indiana 15 to Carr Lake. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 continues to wind its way toward the northeast as it approaches the city of Warsaw. Photos taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 at the intersection with County Road 300 South, which leads off toward Goose Lake. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 continues beyond County Road 300 South into the southern outskirts of Warsaw. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 at the intersection with County Road 200 South on the far south side of Warsaw. To the west, County Road 200 South leads to Indiana 25. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 enters the Kosciusko County seat of Warsaw (population 13,559). Warsaw has the nickname of Lake City because there are three lakes within the city limits. The city also has the nickname of Orthopedic Capital of the World because it was the location of the first orthopedic device manufacturing and today holds three of the top-ten companies in the world for such devices. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 is known as Fisher Avenue for its southern part through Warsaw. En route to Downtown Warsaw, Indiana 15 (Fisher Avenue) passes by the Warsaw Community High School campus. Photos taken 03/05/11.
Outside of Downtown Warsaw, Indiana 15 follows the path of Buffalo Street up to the intersection with Indiana 25 west (Winona Avenue). Indiana 25 goes for 123 miles from its northern terminus here in Warsaw to the southwest through Rochester, Logansport, Delphi, and Lafayette before ending at Indiana 32 near Waynetown. Indiana 15 heads east along Winona Avenue while Buffalo Street continues north toward the heart of Downtown Warsaw. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 follows Winona Avenue to the east for three blocks before it turns onto Detroit Street to the north. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Now at the intersection with Winona Avenue and Detroit Street. Indiana 15 hooks a left to go north along Detroit Street while Winona Avenue continues east toward the town of Winona Lake and Grace College. Photo taken 03/05/11.
North of the Winona Avenue intersection, Indiana 15 (Detroit Street) crosses the CSX Railroad tracks to the east of Downtown Warsaw. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 (Detroit Street) continues two blocks to the intersection with Center Street. Center Street to the east leads to the U.S. 30 expressway (Lake City Highway). At one time, U.S. 30 followed the Lincoln Highway along Center Street to Downtown Warsaw. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 (Detroit Street) at the intersection with Fort Wayne Street. Central Park is located to the west of Indiana 15 (Detroit Street) along Fort Wayne Street. Photo taken 03/05/11.
North of Downtown Warsaw, Indiana 15 (Detroit Street) becomes a four-lane highway as it passes in between Center Lake to the west and Pike Lake to the east. The state road transitions into a commercialized strip to the north of Warsaw as it approaches its interchange with U.S. 30 (Lake City Highway). Photos taken 03/05/11.
Indiana 15 (Detroit Street) reaches the interchange with U.S. 30 (Lake City Highway). U.S. 30 goes for nearly 159 miles in Indiana from Dyer on the Illinois state line to the Ohio state line east of New Haven. The U.S. highway is a four-lane facility for its trip across the state, passing through Merrillville, Valparaiso, Plymouth, Warsaw, Columbia City and Fort Wayne. Photo taken 03/05/11.
To the left, the entrance ramp leads to U.S. 30 east toward Columbia City and Fort Wayne. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Plymouth is the control city for U.S. 30 to the west of Warsaw. U.S. 30 travels nationally for 3,073 miles from Astoria, Oregon to Atlantic City, New Jersey. Photo taken 03/05/11.
Now at the entrance ramp for U.S. 30 west toward Plymouth, Valparaiso, and the greater Chicago area. Photo taken 03/05/11.



Photo Credits:
2009-08-16, 2011-03-05 by Thomas Decker

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Page Updated 04-23-2012.

 
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