Indiana 1 South - Wayne & Fayette Counties

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Up next for Indiana 1 is the intersection with U.S. 35, which goes for 412 miles across the highway from Michigan City to Interstate 64 in West Virginia. In Indiana, it passes through LaPorte, Logansport, Kokomo, Gas City, Muncie and Richmond. Photo taken 11/15/10.
Indiana 1 meets U.S. 35 in northwest Wayne County at a four-way stop. U.S. 35 to the southeast continues to Economy, Williamsburg and the Wayne County seat of Richmond. Photo taken 11/15/10.
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From U.S. 35, it is a five mile trip to Indiana 38 and the town of Hagerstown. Photos taken 11/15/10.
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Indiana 38 crosses Indiana 1 to the east of the town of Hagerstown. Indiana 38 is a 116-mile highway that begins in Lafayette and goes through Frankfort, Sheridan, Noblesville, and New Castle before ending at U.S. 35 near Richmond. Photos taken 11/15/10.
Indiana 1 and Indiana 38 meet a four-way stop just east of Hagerstown. The town of Greens Fork is 6.5 miles to the east and Richmond is about 14 miles to the east. Photo taken 11/15/10.
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Indiana 1 crosses the Norfolk Southern railroad track to the south of Indiana 38 along its four-mile journey toward Interstate 70. South of Hagerstown, Indiana 1 follows the path of the Whitewater River Scenic Byway, a route that follows Whitewater River and historic Whitewater Canal from Hagerstown to the south toward Cincinnati. Indiana 1 follows the scenic highway south to Connersville. Photos taken 11/15/10.
Indiana 1 approaches the diamond interchange with Interstate 70, which travels from Cove Fort, Utah to Baltimore, Maryland for 2,153 miles. In Indiana, the interstate highway goes for 156 miles from Terre Haute east through Indianapolis and east toward Richmond. Photo taken 11/15/10.
Traffic bound for Interstate 70 west toward New Castle, Greenfield and Indianapolis turn off toward the right on the north side of the diamond interchange. Photo taken 11/15/10.
Traffic bound for Interstate 70 east toward Richmond and Dayton, Ohio turn off toward the left on the south side of the diamond interchange. Photo taken 11/15/10.
Just south of the Interstate 70 interchange, the first distance sign since Indiana 218 in Wells County greets Indiana 1 traffic. Up ahead is Cambridge City at three miles and the Fayette County seat of Connersville at 16 miles. Photo taken 11/15/10.
A view of Indiana 1 to the south of Interstate 70. South of the interstate, Indiana 1 carries more traffic as it provides a connection between Connersville and the interstate highway system. Photo taken 11/15/10.
The Whitewater Canal Scenic Byway turns off onto Delaware Street on the north side of Cambridge City, where it will head into the town of Cambridge City (population 1,870) before heading back to Indiana 1 south of town. Photo taken 11/15/10.
Passing Delaware Street, Indiana 1 approaches the intersection with U.S. 40, which has also been declared a scenic byway, following the path of Historic National Road across the state of Indiana. Photo taken 11/15/10.
U.S. 40 once traveled from San Francisco, California east to Atlantic City, New Jersey. Today it goes for 2,285.7 miles from Park City, Utah to Atlantic City. In Indiana the highway goes for 144 miles from Terre Haute in the west, through Brazil, Plainfield, Indianapolis, and Greenfield to Richmond in the east. Photo taken 11/15/10.
The Hancock County seat of Greenfield is 35 miles to the west along U.S. 40 (Main Street). Richmond is 14 miles to the east. Photo taken 11/15/10.
It has been since Bluffton that Indiana 1 has met a signalized intersection, this one is with U.S. 40, the Historic National Road. U.S. 40 is generally four lanes across Eastern Indiana from Indianapolis to Richmond, with the exception of several towns including Cambridge City where the highway is only two lanes. Photo taken 11/15/10.
South of U.S. 40 (Main Street), Indiana 1 is 13 miles from Connersville and 28 miles from Brookville Reservoir. Photo taken 01/19/12.
One mile south of U.S. 40, Indiana 1 enters the town of Milton. Photo taken 01/19/12.
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Indiana 1 follows Central Avenue through the town of Milton, meeting up with Main Street at the only signalized intersection in town. Photos taken 01/19/12.
Leaving Milton, Indiana 1 angles toward the southeast toward the Fayette County line. Photo taken 01/19/12.
A shield designates Indiana 1 south Milton to Connersville as a part of the Whitewater Canal Scenic Byway. Photo taken 01/19/12.
A view of Indiana 1 as it angles back toward the south in the far southwestern corner of Wayne County. Photo taken 01/19/12.
Indiana 1 approaches the intersection with Bentonville Road, which leads west toward Bentonville. Photo taken 01/19/12.
Near the crossing into Fayette County, Indiana 1 crosses the Connersville & New Castle Railroad track. Photo taken 01/19/12.
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Views of Indiana 1 near the Fayette County line. Traffic has picked up since U.S. 40 as Indiana 1 approaches its first community over 10,000 since Bluffton. Photos taken 01/19/12.
Indiana 1 enters Fayette County (population 24,277). Photo taken 01/19/12.
Upon crossing into Fayette County, Indiana 1 enters the county seat of Connersville (population 15,411). Connersville was once host to several automotive companies, giving the town the name "Little Detroit". Photo taken 01/19/12.
Upon entering Connersville, Indiana 1 (Western Avenue) passes by the intersection with Airport Drive, which goes to the Connersville Municipal Airport. Photo taken 01/19/12.
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Even though the main part of the city is still a few miles to the south, annexations have pushed the city limits of Connersville north along Indiana 1 (Western Avenue) to the county line. In the second photo, Indiana 1 (Western Avenue) crosses over the Connersville & New Castle Railroad again. Photos taken 01/19/12.
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Indiana 1 (Western Avenue) passes by a new signalized intersection that serves a relocated Wal-Mart shopping center in the first photo. South of there, Indiana 1 (Western Avenue) continues toward the 30th Street intersection. Photos taken 01/19/12.
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Indiana 1 (Western Avenue) nears the intersection with 30th Street. Indiana 1 will head east along 30th Street as the highway begins its "bypass" of Connersville. Western Avenue continues south along the routing of the Whitewater Canal Scenic Byway into the northern residential sides of Connersville. It is been a while, but Indiana 1 once followed Western Avenue toward the city center. To the west, County Road 200 North heads back into the rural environs of Fayette County. Photos taken 01/19/12.
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Indiana 1 follows 30th Street to the east for eight blocks on the north side of Connersville. A variety of retail and business uses have surrounded the corridor serving the people of Connersville and Fayette County. Photos taken 01/19/12.
Indiana 3 (30th Street) approaches the intersection with Park Road, which the highway will follow to the south. East of the stoplight, 30th Street continues for another couple of blocks before turning toward the northeast as Waterloo Road. Photo taken 01/19/12.
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Indiana 1 (Park Road) bypasses the north side neighborhoods of Connersville as Roberts Park flanks the road to the east (left) while a frontage road serves homes along Central Avenue to the west (right). Indiana 1 (Park Road) passes by more shopping centers and restaurants including the former Wal-Mart, before it moved up Indiana 1 to the north. Photos taken 01/19/12.
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South of the intersection with 19th Street, Indiana 1 turns toward the southwest where it joins the original grid of Connersville onto Central Avenue. In the process, it goes down to two lanes as the highway enters the heart of Connersville. Photos taken 01/19/12.
Now heading southwest along Central Avenue, a sign directs thru traffic along Indiana 1, particularly semi-trucks, to the upcoming railroad overpass over Central Avenue and its height. Photo taken 01/19/12.
Indiana 1 will follow 11th Street for one block from Central Avenue to Eastern Avenue as Indiana 1 will bypass the 11 foot high railroad overpass carrying the CSX Railroad. Photo taken 01/19/12.
Indiana 1 turns southeast onto 11th Street as Central Avenue continues, along a former routing of Indiana 1 into Downtown Connersville. Photo taken 01/19/12.
Continuing south along Eastern Avenue beyond the CSX Railroad, which crosses Indiana 1 (Eastern Avenue) at an at-grade crossing, Indiana 1 bypasses Downtown Connersville. Photo taken 01/19/12.
Indiana 1 (Eastern Avenue) approaches the intersection with Indiana 44 east (5th Street). Indiana 44 goes for 90 miles from Indiana 37 in Martinsville east through Franklin, Shelbyville, Rushville, Connersville and Liberty before leaving at the Ohio border. Photo taken 01/19/12.
At the intersection of Eastern Avenue and 5th Street, Indiana 1 follows Indiana 44 to the east. Indiana 44 east heads toward the Union County seat of Liberty while Indiana 1 will continue south toward the Franklin County seat of Brookville. Photo taken 01/19/12.
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Now at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and 5th Street. Indiana 1 follows Indiana 44 east along 5th Street while Indiana 44 continues toward the west along Eastern Avenue toward 3rd Street. Indiana 44 will then follow 3rd Street to the west toward Rushville. Indiana 121, a 15.3 mile that goes from Connersville south to U.S. 52 along the Whitewater Canal Scenic Byway connects with Indiana 44 west at the intersection of 3rd Street and Grand Avenue. The second picture shows a close-up of the shields for Indiana 1, Indiana 44 and Indiana 121. Photos taken 01/19/12.
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East of the intersection with Eastern Avenue, Indiana 1 south & 44 east (5th Street) head east from Downtown Connersville toward the crossing over the Whitewater River. Photo taken 01/19/12.
We now near the junction where Indiana 1 heads south from Indiana 44 (5th Street) as the two highways cross over the Whitewater River. Photo taken 01/19/12.
The right lane becomes a turn lane onto Indiana 1 south (Vine Street). Indiana 44 (5th Street) continues to the east on its 11-mile journey to Liberty in Union County. Photo taken 01/19/12.
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South of Indiana 44 east (5th Street), Indiana 1 (Vine Street) heads south through the southeastern part of Connersville. Photos taken 01/19/12.
Now leaving Connersville, the next town along Indiana 1 is Everton at five miles. Brookville is 16 miles away in Franklin County. Photo taken 01/19/12.
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South of Connersville, Indiana 1 curves toward the southeast as it trades in the flat terrain of Central Indiana for the hills of the Whitewater River Valley. The valley was carved out by receding glaciers that had covered northern and central Indiana and had left the southern part untouched. Flooding of the valley carved out a deeper region around the Whitewater River. Photos taken 01/19/12.
In southeastern Fayette County, Indiana 1 enters the town of Everton. Photo taken 01/19/12.
Indiana 1 passes by the intersection with Everton Road in the center of town. Photo taken 01/19/12.
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Indiana 1 makes a turn toward the south from the town of Everton. Photos taken 01/19/12.
Indiana 1 passes the intersection with Big Bear Road, which leads to Camp Bear Creek, erroneously called Big Bear Boy Scout Camp. Photo taken 01/19/12.
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South of Big Bear Road, Indiana 1 heads south into Franklin County (population 23,087). Photos taken 01/19/12.


 


Photo Credits:

11/15/10, 01/19/12 by Thomas Decker

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