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Indiana 4

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La Porte
Goshen
Ind 327 just south of Helmer

← 25.37 miles →
← 7 miles →
← 5.4 miles →

US 31 just north of Lakeville
Ind 13 east of Goshen
I-69 exit 140

Cities Served:

North Liberty
Hudson/Ashley

About Ind 4:

All three Indiana 4s have existed separate from each other since the beginning of the present-day numbering system.

The middle section of Indiana 4 was the original section, having been around since the beginning of the present-day numbering "system" in 1926. The western section was built and commissioned separately, and probably with the idea of connecting with the original 4 in mind. For some reason (probably lack of perceived necessity) the connection was never made.

The east section was originally known as Indiana 727 back when US 27 ran through Auburn and Angola as a major road, and it hooked up with US 27 at Pleasant Lake. When I-69 was finished (and US 27 routed onto that), the portion of the road west of I-69 was renamed Indiana 4, making a third Indiana 4 in the state.

Western Section

Western Terminus: Monroe at Lincolnway, La Porte

This is the view looking down the starting point for Indiana 4. Note the blue sign on the signal light post (above what looks like a grey-and-maroon Pontiac) -- that's a sign used by Indiana to give mileage on its roads. This one reads "Zero."
Photo by Don Hargraves; up August 4, 2003.

This photo is facing Indiana 2 (lincoln way here) at the terminus of Indiana 4.
Photo by Stephen Summers; up March 6, 2003.

An old advertisement for Quaker State Oil, repainted for present-day consumption. This painting is made to look like it's been up a long time -- look carefully and you'll see that what appear to be places where the paint has worn away are painted to look like old brick.
Photo by Don Hargraves; up August 4, 2003.


Eastern Terminus: US 31 just north of Lakeville

This photo is facing US 31 (the old Dixie Highway through here) at this terminus for Indiana 4.
Photo by Tom Weinkauf; up March 29, 2003.

Middle Section:

Western Terminus: Lincoln Avenue at Main Street, Goshen

This is a view near the beginning point of the central portion of Indiana 4 in Goshen. The road begins at the street before the Lake City Bank building on the left.
Photo by Tom Weinkauf; up March 29, 2003.

This photo is facing northbound US 33/Indiana 15 just south of where the central section of Indiana 4 begins.
Photo by Daniel Garnell; up March 16, 2003.

This is a view of the overhead "END Ind 4" signage in Goshen.
Photo by Tom Weinkauf; up March 29, 2003.

A police booth placed at the intersection during the great depression is given a view in the first picture, and the plaque is shown in the second picture. The plaque is, imho, a sign of wishful thinking, as by the year listed on the plaque the phrase "Lincoln Highway" had, I'm guessing, fallen into disuse. Even the reference to Gangsters was anachronistic as the product most likely needing transport (alcohol) had been legal for a few years by this time.
Left photo by Daniel Garnell; up March 16, 2003;
Right photo by Tom Weinkauf, up March 29, 2003.


Eastern Terminus: Ind 13 east of Goshen

This is a view of the endpoint of this section of Indiana 4 where it meets with Indiana 13. Indiana 13 goes both north and east at this point.
Photo by Tom Weinkauf; up March 29, 2003.

Eastern Section:

Western Terminus: Ind 327 just south of Helmer

This western terminus of this section of Indiana 4 has not been photographed for this site. Any and all photos are welcome, along with discriptions.


Eastern Terminus: I-69 exit 140

This eastern terminus of this section of Indiana 4 has not been photographed for this site. Any and all photos are welcome, along with discriptions.

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Page put online: March 6, 2003
Last Updated: August 4, 2003