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Historic US 112/112S/
Historic Indiana 112

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Elkhart
Rolling Prairie
LaPorte
West Elkhart
West Elkhart

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Michigan Line north of Elkhart
Michigan Line north of Elkhart
Michigan Line north of Elkhart
Michigan Line north of Elkhart
Ind 19, North end of Elkhart

Cities Served:

Elkhart, Mishawaka, South Bend, Rolling Prairie, La Porte

Other Pages:

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"US Highways Ends" page

About US 112:

During its short life in Indiana, US 112's western terminus moved around quite a bit. At one point (during its greatest extent, ironically enough) it was shown on maps as US 112S (probably with the assumption that the road to New Buffalo would be labeled US 112N once the stretch between US 112 and Niles was paved); but that was probably as popular as the US 60N/60E idea was in 1926. In the end, US 112 was responsible for two things in Indiana: US 20 going to (near) Rolling Prairie via New Carlise instead of straight across (on Ind 2), and Elkhart's western bypass (now Indiana 19).



About Ind 112:

Indiana 112 was a much more stable presence, outlasting US 112. After US 112 was redirected from Elkhart to north of New Buffalo, the stretch of road between US 20 and Indiana 19 to the north and west of Elkhart was renamed Indiana 112, to keep the identity close enough to the original. Even today, you can find recent maps which show Indiana 112 bypassing Elkhart.

Notice:

If there are any pictures shot in Indiana with the old US 112 sign on them, Scan and send them and I will post them NO MATTER WHERE THEY WERE TAKEN. Double that for photos with US 112S signs.

Western/Southern Terminus: Various points

The Downtown Elkhart and Rolling Prairie endponts are not yet photographed. Any and all photos are welcome, along with discriptions.


1934 Western Terminus for US 112S: La Porte

This photo is the view east on Lincolnway from Indiana Street in LaPorte. This would have been the beginning of US 112S.
Photo by Don Hargraves; up Feb 9, 2003.

This photo is the view west on Lincolnway looking at the intersection with Indiana Street in LaPorte. This would have been the end of US 112S.
Photo by Don Hargraves; up Feb 9, 2003.


1935-36 Terminus for US 112/ Historic Terminus for Indiana 112:
West of Elkhart

The final incarnation of US 112 in Indiana started here, at the intersection with West Lexington Avenue, then US 20. Here 112 goes straight, then turns left to merge with Nappanee Street (now Ind 19).
Photo by Don Hargraves; up Feb 9, 2003.

This is looking down what would have been US 112 to its meeting with West Lexington Avenue, then US 20. US 20 would have come from the left, and gone straight from its meeting with US 112.
Photo by Don Hargraves; up Feb 9, 2003.

Northern/Eastern Entrypoint/Terminus:
Ind 19, Michigan State Line North of Elkhart.

Historical entrypoint for US 112/112S:
Michigan State Line at historical Indiana 19

The northern/eastern entrypoint of historic US 112 has not been photographed for this site. Any and all photos are welcome, along with discriptions.

Historical terminus for Indiana 112:
Indiana 19, north of Elkhart

The northeastern terminus of historic Indiana 112 has not been photographed for this site. Any and all photos are welcome, along with discriptions.

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Page put online: Feb 9, 2003
Last Updated: March 12, 2003