Indiana 37 North - Hamilton, Madison & Grant Counties

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Indiana 37 north
Now in Hamilton County (population 274,569) north of Indianapolis, Indiana 37 along the collector distributor ramp that facilitates movement between Interstate 69 and 116th Street in Fishers (population 76,794). Fishers is the fastest growing town in Indiana and is in general part of the rapidly developing northern suburbs of Indianapolis. As of the 2010 Census, Fishers is the 9th largest community in the state. The sign bridge directs traffic either back onto Interstate 69 toward Fort Wayne, or along Indiana 37 to Noblesville. Photo taken 08/16/09.
A mile north of the interchange, Indiana 37 is a four lane expressway that goes through the northern fringes of Fishers. The highway is lined with retail and industrial complexes along its route most of the way to Noblesville. Traffic can be heavy along Indiana 37 through this stretch during rush hour. Photo taken 08/16/09.
As Indiana 37 passes 141st Street it enters Noblesville (population 51,969,) the county seat of Hamilton County. As with Fishers, Noblesville is another rapidly growing community in the state, and as of the 2010 Census, the city is the 14th largest in the state. Photo taken 08/16/09.
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Indiana 37 makes its way around the eastern side of Noblesville. What was once a rural stretch of expressway around the city has now become a commercialized part of Noblesville. Photos taken 08/16/09.
Indiana 37 approaches the intersection of Indiana 32/Indiana 38, known locally as Conner 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, and Westfield to the west and Anderson, Muncie, and Winchester to the east. Indiana 38 is a 116-mile highway that begins in Lafayette and goes through Frankfort, Sheridan, Noblesville, and New Castle before ending in Richmond. Both highways are multiplexed for the stretch of highway through Noblesville. Photo taken 08/16/09.
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Indiana 37 north of the Indiana 32/Indiana 38 intersection remains four lanes as it passes by the northern part of Noblesville. The highway loses a good amount of its traffic through the heart of Noblesville, but commuter traffic to rural Hamilton County remains. Photos taken 08/16/09.
Northeast of Noblesville, Indiana 37 is reduced to a two-lane highway for the final time on its trip up in Indiana. Photo taken 08/16/09.
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Indiana 37 is now a two-lane highway that moves through rural Hamilton County, passing through the small town of Strawtown. Along the way, the highway picks up Indiana 13, a 138-mile highway that starts in Fortville and goes through Lapel before meeting Indiana 37. Photos taken 08/16/09.
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Indiana 13 joins Indiana 37 from Atlantic Road at East 256th Street and West County Road 400 North. The state road pair continue north to East 266th Street in this scene. Photo taken 08/16/09.
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For a few miles, Indiana 37 is multiplexed with Indiana 13 along the boundary between Hamilton County and Madison County. As the highway approaches the community of Elwood it finally turns northeast into Madison County (population 131,636). Photos taken 08/16/09.
Still along the county line, but within Madison County, Indiana 37/Indiana 13 approaches the intersection of Indiana 128. Indiana 128 is a short 11-mile highway that connects Indiana 37 with Indiana 9 within Madison County, serving the community of Frankton. Indiana 128 continues east of Indiana 9 as a county road before becoming Indiana 332, a four lane expressway that serves Muncie. Photo taken 08/16/09.
Now north of the Indiana 128 intersection, Indiana 37/Indiana 13 is now 5 miles to Elwood, with Marion at 26 miles along Indiana 37. Photo taken 08/16/09.
Indiana 37/Indiana 13 turns toward the northeast as the highway approaches the community of Elwood. Photo taken 08/16/09.
Indiana 37 reaches the point where Indiana 13 breaks off toward the north. This is also where the highway enters the Elwood area. Elwood (population 8,614) is the largest community along Indiana 37 between Noblesville and Marion. Indiana 13 from here moves through downtown Elwood before heading off through Wabash and Warsaw before ending at the Michigan state line. Photo taken 08/16/09.
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North of the junction with Indiana 13 North, Marion is now 24 miles away. Huntington, via Indiana 9 (but originally Indiana 37) is 50 miles away. Photo taken 08/16/09.
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Indiana 37 bypasses Elwood on the southeast side, with one stoplight at O Street (County Road 1100 North) at a shopping center. Photos taken 08/16/09.
Indiana 37 now approaches 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, and Tipton before going through Elwood, to the east the highway goes through Alexandria and Albany before leaving at Union City. Photo taken 08/16/09.
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North of Indiana 28, Indiana 37 is a light-traveled road that goes through rural northern Madison County on its way toward Marion, passing by the small town of Rigdon. Photos taken 08/16/09.
Indiana 37 enters Grant County (population 70,061). Photo taken 08/16/09.
Scene of Indiana 37 north of the county line. Photo taken 08/16/09.
North of the State Road 26, the mileage sign announces the distances to Marion (9 miles) and Huntington (35 miles). Photo taken 08/16/09.
Indiana 37 approaches the intersection with U.S. 35/Indiana 22. U.S. 35 is a 210-mile highway from Michigan City to the northwest to Richmond to the southeast. Indiana 22 is a 50-mile highway from Burlington to Upland. Photo taken 08/16/09.
Indiana 37 at the intersection with U.S. 35/Indiana 22. U.S. 35/Indiana 22 goes through Kokomo to the west and Jonesboro and Gas City to the east. Photo taken 08/16/09.
North of the U.S. 35/Indiana 22, Marion is now 5 miles away. Fort Wayne is now listed as a control city, based on the fact that Indiana 37 used to go through Marion, Huntington, and Fort Wayne. Now, Indiana 9 and U.S. 24 are needed to get to Fort Wayne. Photo taken 08/16/09.
After 218 miles of winding through southern and central Indiana, Indiana 37 comes to an end at Indiana 9 on the southwest side of Marion. Indiana 37 at one time did go further along Indiana 9 and U.S. 24 to Fort Wayne, but has since been truncated. Photo taken 08/16/09.



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08/16/09 by Thomas Decker

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