Indiana State Road 9

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State Road 9 marker

State Road 9
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 196.20 mi[1] (315.75 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 46 near Columbus
  I-74 / US 421 in Shelbyville
I-70 in Greenfield
I-69 in Anderson
US 36 in Pendleton
US 35 / SR 22 in Marion
US 24 in Huntington
US 30 in Columbia City
US 33
US 6
US 20 in LaGrange
I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road
North end: M‑66 near Sturgis, MI
Location
Counties: Bartholomew, Shelby, Hancock, Madison, Grant, Huntington, Whitley County, Indiana, Noble, LaGrange
Highway system
  • Indiana State Roads
SR 8 SR 10

State Road 9 in the U.S. State of Indiana is a long north–south state highway in the eastern portion of Indiana. Its southern terminus is near Columbus at State Road 46, and the northern terminus is at the Michigan/Indiana border between Howe, Indiana, and Sturgis, Michigan, where it continues as M-66.

Some of Indiana 9 is divided highway and even freeway, but Interstate 69 largely supplants it as all but a regional route between Huntington and Anderson.

Route description[edit]

Columbus to Shelbyville[edit]

SR 9 heads north from its southern terminus at State Road 46 (SR 46). SR 9 passes through Hope on the way to the eastern terminus of the western section of State Road 252 (SR 252). North of SR 252, SR 9 heads northeast then northwest toward Shelbyville. SR 9 enters Shelbyville from the south and has an intersection with State Road 44 (SR 44).[2]

Shelbyville to Anderson[edit]

North of SR 44, SR 9 has a roundabout in downtown Shelbyville. From downtown Shelbyville, SR 9 heads north passing over Interstate 74/U.S. Route 421. SR 9 heads north toward Greenfield, in Greenfield SR 9 has an intersection with U.S. Route 40 and an interchange with Interstate 70. Then SR 9 heads north toward Pendleton. In Pendleton SR 9 has a concurrency with U.S. Route 36 and State Road 67. Then SR 9 enters interstate 69 after enter the I-69, SR 9 exits at the next exit. Then SR 9 heads north toward downtown Anderson.[3]

Anderson to Huntington[edit]

SR 9 passes east of downtown Anderson and heads north out of Anderson. SR 9 passes just east of Alexandria, then just north of Alexandria SR 9 has an intersection with State Road 28. Then SR 9 has an intersection with State Road 26, just west of Fairmount. Then SR 9 enters Marion, where SR 9 has an intersection with U.S. Route 35/State Road 22 followed by an intersection with State Road 37. Then just south of downtown Marion SR 9 has a concurrency with State Road 15. In downtown Marion SR 9 and SR 15 has an intersection with State Road 18. Then north of downtown Marion SR 15 turns northwest toward Wabash and SR 9 turns northeast toward Huntington. On the way to Huntington SR 9 passes near Mt. Etna. Then SR 9 enters Huntington on the southwest side of town.[4]

Huntington to Columbia City[edit]

SR 9 bypasses Huntington on the west side of town, concurrent with U.S. Route 24. On the northeast side of Huntington US 24 and SR 9 have an intersection with U.S. Route 224 and State Road 5. Then SR 9 leaves the bypass on the north side of Huntington and heads north towards Columbia City, passing through an intersection with State Road 114 and State Road 14. SR 9 enters Columbia City on the south side of town. After it enters Columbia City SR 9 has a concurrency with State Road 205. The concurrency ends in downtown Columbia City at Old U.S. Route 30, where SR 205 turns east.[5]

Columbia City to Michigan[edit]

SR 9 heads north out of downtown Columbia City. Before leaving Columbia City SR 9 has an intersection with U.S. Route 30. SR 9 heads north passing through an intersection with U.S. Route 33 and passing near Chain O'Lakes State Park. Then SR 9 enters Albion on the south part of town. In downtown Albion SR 9 has an intersection at the western terminus of State Road 8. SR 9 heads north out of Albion, then SR 9 has a concurrency with U.S. Route 6. It then heads north, passing through Rome City and Wolcottville. In Lagrange, SR 9 has an intersection with U.S. Route 20 and continues north towards the Michigan state line. Before the Michigan state line, SR 9 passes through an intersection with State Road 120 in Howe. Then just south of the Michigan state line, SR 9 has an intersection with the Indiana Toll Road (Interstate 80/Interstate 90). Then SR 9 crosses into Michigan as M-66 heading north toward Sturgis.[6]

History[edit]

From 1917 to 1926 the current route of SR 9 was known as State Road 11. With the SR 9 given to a route that went from Linton to Brazil and a second section from Rockville to Old State Road 10.[7][8]

Explanation of nickname[edit]

The nickname of State Road 9 is Highway of Vice Presidents, from Shelbyville to Columbia City. The reason for the name is that three of Indiana's five Vice Presidents lived in cities along the route:[9]

Indiana's other two vice presidents are also honored by the highway nickname:

  • Schuyler Colfax — Ulysses S. Grant's Vice President (1869–1873) from South Bend
  • Charles W. Fairbanks — Theodore Roosevelt's Vice President (1905–1909) from Indianapolis

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Bartholomew Columbus 0.00 0.00 SR 46 – Columbus, Greensburg Southern terminus of SR 9
Shelby Washington Township 16.66 26.81 SR 252 west – Edinburgh Eastern terminus of SR 252
Shelbyville 27.60 44.42 SR 44 west (Colescott Street) – Franklin Southern end of SR 44 concurrency
27.96 45.00 SR 44 east (Broadway Street) – Rushville Northern end of SR 44 concurrnecy
29.93 48.17 I-74 / US 421 – Indianapolis, Cincinnati Exit number 113 on I-70
Van Buren Township 39.81 64.07 US 52 – Indianapolis, Rushville
Hancock Greenfield 46.33 74.56 US 40 – Indianapolis, Richmond
48.78 78.50 I-70 – Indianapolis, Dayton
Green Township 54.28 87.36 SR 234
Madison Pendleton 60.12 96.75 US 36 west / SR 67 south – Indianapolis Southern end of US 36 and SR 67 concurrency
SR 38 east – New Castle Southern end of SR 38 concurrency
61.79 99.44 US 36 east Northern end of US 36 concurrency
Anderson 64.44 103.71 222 I-69 south – Indianapolis Southern end of I-69 concurrency; Northern end of SR 38
68.25 109.84 226 I-69 north / SR 67 north / SR 109 south Northern end of I-69 and SR 67 concurrency; Northern terminus of SR 109
68.81 110.74 SR 236 east (53rd Street) – Middletown Western terminus of SR 236
70.89 114.09 SR 32 west (Ohio Avenue) / SR 232 east – Anderson Southern end of SR 32 concurrency; Western terminus of SR 232
72.34 116.42 SR 32 east (University Boulevard) – Muncie
Richland Township 79.93 128.63 SR 128 west – Frankton Eastern terminus of SR 128
Alexandria 84.13 135.39 SR 28 – Elwood, Albany
Grant Fairmount 94.08 151.41 SR 26 – Kokomo, Fairmount
Marion 98.06 157.81 US 35 / SR 22 – Kokomo, Gas City
100.28 161.39 SR 37 south – Elwood Northern terminus of SR 37
101.03 162.59 SR 15 south (30th Street) – Gas City Southern end of SR 15 concurrency
103.47–
103.63
166.52–
166.78
SR 18 – Delphi, Montpelier
104.66 168.43 SR 15 north (North Wabash Road) – Wabash Northern end of SR 15 concurrency
Huntington Wayne Township 111.17 178.91 SR 105 north – South Whitley Southern terminus of SR 105
111.96 180.18 SR 218 – La Fontaine, Warren
Mount Etna 117.68 189.39 SR 124 – Peru, Bluffton
Huntington 127.64 205.42 US 24 west – Wabash Western end of US 24 concurrency
US 224 east / SR 5 (North Jefferson Street / North Goshen Road) – Huntington, South Whitley Western terminus of US 224
131.27 211.26 US 24 east – Fort Wayne Eastern end of US 24 concurrency
Clear Creek Township 138.17 222.36 SR 114 – North Manchester, fort Wayne
Whitley Washington Township 143.21 230.47 SR 14 – South Whitley, Fort Wayne
Columbia City 148.39 238.81 SR 205 south (Radio Road) – South Whitley Southern end of SR 205 concurrency
149.12 239.99 SR 205 north (Van Buren Street) – Churubusco Northern end of SR 205 concurrency
149.98 241.37 US 30 – Wabash, Fort Wayne
Noble Noble Township 159.31 256.38 US 33 – Goshen, Fort Wayne
Albion 166.97 268.71 SR 8 east – Avilla, Auburn Western terminus of SR 8
Elkhart Township –
Orange Township
170.93 275.09 US 6 west – Ligonier Western end of US 6 concurrency
Orange Township 174.72 281.18 US 6 east – Kendallville Eastern end of US 6 concurrency
LaGrange LaGrange 187.97 302.51 US 20 (Central Avenue) – Elkhart, Angola
Howe 193.56 311.50 SR 120 (Defiance Street) – Elkhart, Fremont
Lima Township 195.86 315.21 I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road – South Bend, Toledo, Ohio, Chicago Exit 121 on I-80/I-90
196.20 315.75 M‑66 north – Sturgis Continuation into Michigan
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b staff. "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). INDOT. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "overview map of SR 9 from Columbus to Shelbyville". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=IN-9+S&daddr=S+Harrison+St&geocode=FbKLVgId1Tnj-g%3BFZjEWgIdqD3j-g&hl=en&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=14&sll=39.512053,-85.75387&sspn=0.030063,0.116901&ie=UTF8&ll=39.427177,-85.66864&spn=0.120398,0.467606&z=12. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
  3. ^ Google Inc. "overview map of SR 9 from Shelbyville to Anderson". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=S+Harrison+St&daddr=East+St%2FS+Scatterfield+Rd&geocode=FasTWwIdhiXj-g%3BFeJOYwId6Arl-g&hl=en&mra=mift&mrsp=0&sz=14&sll=39.51894,-85.748377&sspn=0.03006,0.0842&ie=UTF8&ll=40.030769,-85.685635&spn=0.059674,0.233803&z=13. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
  4. ^ Google Inc. "overview map of SR 9 from Anderson to Huntington". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=East+St%2FS+Scatterfield+Rd&daddr=40.457397,-85.6724087+to:IN-9+N%2FN+Marion+Rd&geocode=FSQvYwIdzwrl-g%3BFbVUaQIdKL7k-ilriv9ZEvwUiDFB2YU8FuPChA%3BFQO-bwIdm-Pm-g&hl=en&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=12&via=1&sll=40.497876,-85.603752&sspn=0.118527,0.467606&ie=UTF8&ll=40.872961,-85.508566&spn=0.028167,0.116901&z=14. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
  5. ^ Google Inc. "overview map of SR 9 from Huntington to Columbia City". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=N+Marion+Rd&daddr=S+Main+St&geocode=FdW5bwIdaeHm-g%3BFYkBdAId-ozn-g&hl=en&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=18&sll=41.156633,-85.486706&sspn=0.001834,0.007306&ie=UTF8&ll=41.058709,-85.460672&spn=0.029383,0.116901&z=14. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
  6. ^ Google Inc. "overview map of SR 9 from Columbia City to Michigan". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=N+Main+St&daddr=IN-9+N&geocode=FZwBdAId-ozn-g%3BFcozfQIdmHro-g&hl=en&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=18&sll=41.759288,-85.427193&sspn=0.001817,0.007306&ie=UTF8&ll=41.413896,-85.937805&spn=0.935147,3.740845&z=9. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
  7. ^ "Indiana Highways End - Old SR 9". Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  8. ^ "Indiana Highway Ends - Old SR 11". Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  9. ^ "INDOT Memorial Highways and Bridges". Retrieved 2011-02-19. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing