Indiana 1 South - Jay & Randolph Counties

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Indiana 1 south
Into Jay County, Indiana 1 enters the town of Fiat near the junction with Indiana 18. Indiana 18 goes for 141 miles from the Illinois border to U.S. 27 in Bryant. The highway goes through Fowler, Delphi, Galveston, Converse, Marion and Montpelier along its route. Photo taken 02/06/12.
Along Indiana 18, the Blackford County town of Montpelier is six miles away while the Grant County seat of Marion is 28 miles to the west. Bryant, at U.S. 27 is ten miles to the east. Photo taken 02/06/12.
Now at the junction with Indiana 1 and Indiana 18 in Fiat. Photo taken 02/06/12.
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A view of Indiana 1 to the south of Fiat. In the second photo, Indiana 1 passes through another small town, Balbec. Photos taken 02/06/12.
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Indiana 1 passes through what is the largest community between Bluffton and Redkey, Pennville. Photos taken 02/06/12.
A view of Indiana 1 to the south of Pennville. Photo taken 02/06/12.
Indiana 1 now comes up to the junction with Indiana 26 west. Indiana 26 goes for 150 miles across the state from the Illinois state line east through Lafayette, Rossville, Fairmount, Upland and Portland before crossing into Ohio near Fort Recovery. Photo taken 02/06/12.
Indiana 26 east will follow Indiana 1 for a half-mile multiplex as part of its longer east-west path across Indiana. Photo taken 02/06/12.
The Blackford County seat of Hartford City is about twelve miles to the west along Indiana 26 west. Photo taken 02/06/12.
Indiana 1 south & 26 east
A view of Indiana 1 and Indiana 26 shields on the half-mile multiplex of the two highways. Photo taken 02/06/12.
Now approaching the point where Indiana 26 will break off toward the east. Photo taken 02/06/12.
Indiana 26 heads east for its eight-mile trip to the Jay County seat of Portland. Photo taken 02/06/12.
Indiana 1 south
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More familiar scenes of Indiana 1 south of the junction with Indiana 26 east. It is only six miles from Indiana 26 east to the town of Redkey and the junction with Indiana 67. Photos taken 02/06/12.
Indiana 1 approaches the intersection with Indiana 67. Indiana 67 travels for 199 miles from Vincennes to the southwest north through Indianapolis and Muncie before ending at the Ohio border near Bryant. Photo taken 02/06/12.
Indiana 1 enters the town of Redkey (population 1,427) near the junction with Indiana 67. Photo taken 02/06/12.
Indiana 1 traffic must stop at the intersection with Indiana 67; while Indiana 67 cross-traffic does not stop. The Delaware County seat of Muncie is about 12 miles to the southwest along Indiana 67 while Portland is about ten miles to the northeast. Photo taken 02/06/12.
An Indiana 1 shield greets motorists to the south of Indiana 67 in the town of Redkey. Photo taken 11/15/10.
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Indiana 1 (Meridian Street) goes through the heart of the small town of Redkey, passing by the only four-way stop in town at Main Street (County Road 600 South). The highway was rebuilt through Redkey (as state highways were in many towns during the Major Moves program) in the late 2000s. Photos taken 11/15/10.
South of Redkey, it is a 12-mile drive to the next community of Farmland. Photo taken 11/15/10.
Three miles south of Redkey, Indiana 1 crosses over into Randolph County (population 26,171). Photo taken 11/15/10.
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South of the county line, Indiana 1 nears the intersection with Indiana 28. Indiana 28 is a 153-mile highway that stretches across the state from Illinois to Ohio. The highway goes through Attica, Frankfort, Tipton, Elwood and Alexandria to the west and through Albany and Union City to the east. Indiana 28 does not have to stop for Indiana 1 at the crossing between the two highways. Photos taken 11/15/10.
Indiana 1 crosses a through truss bridge over the Mississinewa River. The bridge was first built in 1941 and was rehabilitated in 1979 and 2008. Photo taken 11/15/10.
Passing by the intersection with County Road 700 North, which leads to the town of Brinckley one mile away to the east. Photo taken 11/15/10.
A couple of miles north of Farmland, Indiana 1 turns off of County Road 900 West to follow County Road 400 North one mile to the east. The shift in Indiana 1's routing was made necessary in order to route the highway through Farmland. The four-way intersection with both county roads is marked by a four-way stop. Photo taken 11/15/10.
A view of Indiana 1 following County Road 400 North toward the east. Photo taken 11/15/10.
Approaching the intersection with County Road 800 West, where Indiana 1 will make a turn to the right in order to follow the county road's routing into Farmland. County Road 400 North continues to the east across rural Randolph County. Photo taken 11/15/10.
Heading south once again, Indiana 1 enters the Randolph County town of Farmland (population 1,333). Photo taken 11/15/10.
On the north side of Farmland, Indiana 1 nears the intersection with Indiana 32 west (Jackson Street). Indiana 32 is a 157-mile highway that stretches from the Illinois state line to the Ohio state line, going through the communities of Crawfordsville, Lebanon, Noblesville, Anderson, Muncie, and Winchester before crossing into Ohio at Union City. Photo taken 11/15/10.
Indiana 32 heads west from the four-way stop with Indiana 1 (called Main Street in Farmland) as Jackson Street heads to the east. Indiana 32 connects Farmland to the communities of Parker City and Selma before reaching Muncie. To the south, Indiana 32 multiplexes with Indiana 1 across Farmland. Photo taken 11/15/10.
Indiana 1 south & 32 east
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Indiana 1 and Indiana 32 are multiplexed along Main Street through the heart of Farmland. As with Redkey, Indiana 1 & 32 (Main Street) across Farmland was also reconstructed in the late 2000s. Photos taken 11/15/10.
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South of Farmland, Indiana 1 and Indiana 32 split as Indiana 32 continues to the east for its eight-mile trip to the Randolph County seat of Farmland. Photos taken 11/15/10.
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South of Farmland, it is nine miles to the next town of Modoc. As with much of Indiana 1's journey southbound up to this point, the scenery remains flat. Photos taken 11/15/10.
Indiana 1 nears the community of Modoc and the intersection with U.S. 36. U.S. 36 goes for 1,414 miles from the Rocky Mountain National Park to Uhrichsville, Ohio and for 139 miles across Indiana from the Illinois line, through Rockville, Danville, Indianapolis, and Pendleton before leaving into Ohio. Photo taken 11/15/10.
Indiana 1 meets U.S. 36 on the north side of Modoc. Indiana 1 will follow U.S. 36 one mile to the west to return to its alignment along County Road 900 West as it was north of Farmland. Indiana 1 used to continue to the south into Modoc toward the intersection with County Road 900 South. At that point, the state highway made its one-mile westward jaunt to the current Indiana 1. Photo taken 11/15/10.
U.S. 36 west & Indiana 1 south
A view of U.S. 36 & Indiana 1 as the highways multiplex west of Modoc. Photo taken 11/15/10.
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Nearing the intersection with County Road 900 West, Indiana 1 continues to the south as U.S. 36 continues west toward Losantville, Mount Summit and Indianapolis. Photos taken 11/15/10.
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South of U.S. 36, Indiana 1 picks up shoulders at it slowly will become a more important highway as it enters Wayne County. Photos taken 11/15/10.
Indiana 1 enters Wayne County (population 68,917). Photo taken 11/15/10.


 


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11/15/10, 02/06/12 by Thomas Decker

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