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State Road 1

State Road 1 is a discontinuous route consisting of two sections. SR 1 is an original state highway that has gone through a few changes in the history. Since the early 1990s, SR 1 has consisted of two discontiguous sections because of the decommissioning of the stretch around Fort Wayne.

SR 1 runs down the east end of the state for a total of over 180 miles. In the north, it begins south of the Michigan line at US 20 and ends just north of Fort Wayne. It originally ended at SR 120 on the north, but that stretch was decommissioned in the 1940s.

The south section currently begins just south of Fort Wayne at I-469 and ends at US 50 in Lawrenceburg near I-275 and the Ohio River. The original southern end point was at US 50 where SR 101 currently ends. Along the way a stretch in the middle was decommissioned, and SR 1 was briefly in the 1940s a road that consisted of two sections. Later in the 1940s, the southern section of SR 1 became a section of SR 101, and SR 1 took over the northern (eastern) few miles of SR 56.
 
Northern Section: Fort Wayne (I-69) < 40.7 miles > Ellis (US 20)
Southern Section: Lawrenceburg (US 50) < 139.8 miles > Fort Wayne (I-469)
Historic Southern Section: (US 50) < 14 miles > Sunman (SR 48)
 

Google Map of SR 1

 


Cities Served: Bluffton, Brookville, Butler, Connersville, Farmland, Fort Wayne, Greendale, Hagerstown, Hamilton, Lawrenceburg, Leo-Cedarville, Milton, Ossian, Pennville, Redkey, St. Joe
Counties Served: Allen, Dearborn, Dekalb, Fayette, Franklin, Jay, Randolph, Steuben, Wayne, Wells
INDOT County Flow Maps (AADT): Allen, Dearborn, Dekalb, Fayette, Franklin, Jay, Randolph, Steuben, Wayne, Wells
Branches: SR 101, SR 201, SR 301
Multiplexes: SR 8, SR 26, SR 32, US 36, SR 44, US 52, SR 101, SR 116, SR 124, SR 427
Ending at SR 1: SR 101
Related Link: » Indiana State Road 1 from Wikipedia
Scanned maps:Map icon » Map showing southern section in late 1930s
» Map of SR 1 from US 20 to SR 120 (1956)
» Southern sections of old SR 1 (1931)



Northern Section:

Cities Served:Butler, Fort Wayne, Hamilton, Leo-Cedarville
Counties Served:Allen, Dekalb, Steuben
 
 
  Northern Terminus: Ellis (US 20)
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Looking south at the begin sign at US 20 (2003)
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Closeup of the end sign at US 20 (2003)
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Looking north to US 20 (2005)
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  Southern Terminus: Fort Wayne   at I-69
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Closeup of the end sign just west of I-69 (2003)
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Looking northeast from the I-69 ramp (2003)
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Northbound on I-69 approaching SR 1
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Looking west at I-69, the southern terminus
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  Multiplex Photographs:
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SR 1/SR 8: Looking east in Dekalb County (2005)
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SR 1/SR 427: Looking northeast (2005)

  Old Ends Photographs:
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This is the view south from State Road 120 at old State Road 1's northern terminus.
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State Road 1 at one time reached as far north as State Road 120 between Fremont and the Michigan state line. Here is the view north at the terminus.(2006)
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Even the street signs recognize the historical significance of what once was State Road 1.

Southern Section:

Cities Served:Bluffton, Brookville, Connersville, Farmland, Fort Wayne, Greendale, Hagerstown, Lawrenceburg, Milton, Ossian, Pennville, Redkey
Counties Served:Allen, Dearborn, Fayette, Franklin, Jay, Randolph, Wayne, Wells
 
 
  Northern Terminus: Fort Wayne   at I-469
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Looking north at I-469 near Fort Wayne
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Closeup of the end sign
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Looking south at I-469
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Looking east on I-469 at SR 1
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  Southern Terminus: Lawrenceburg   at US 50
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Closeup of the oversized end sign at US 50
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Looking south toward the ramp to I-275
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Looking north from US 50
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Looking east on SR 1 - around the corner is the terminus at US 50
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Looking west on the ramp from I-275 at US 50. SR 1 begins at US 50.
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Eastbound US 50 approaching SR 1
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Looking west from the I-275 ramp where SR 1 begins
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Looking north at a jog half a mile from the start pointing the way to the ski slopes
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  Multiplex Photographs:
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SR 1/SR 101: Looking north on the two block SR 1/SR 101 multiplex in Brookville
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SR 1/SR 44: Looking northeast in Connersville
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SR 1/US 36: Looking east where SR 1 and US 36 multiplex for a mile or so.
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SR 1/SR 32: Looking south in Farmland where SR 1 and SR 32 multiplex
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SR 1/SR 26: Looking north just south of Pennville (2005)
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SR1/US 52: Looking south in Brookville
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SR 1/SR 116: Looking north
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SR 1/SR 116/SR 124: Looking north

Historic Southern Section:

Most of this section is currently marked SR 101 (see map).
Cities Served:Sunman
Counties Served:Ripley
 
 
The northern terminus of SR 1 has not been photographed for this site. Any and all photos are welcome, along with descriptions.
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  Southern Terminus: (US 50)
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Looking north on current SR 101 from US 50.
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Looking south to US 50 on present-day SR 101
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