Indiana State Road 119

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State Road 119 marker

State Road 119
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 23.948 mi[1] (38.541 km)
Southern segment
Length: 13.674 mi[1] (22.006 km)
South end: SR 16 / SR 39 in Buffalo
North end: US 35 in Winamac
Northern segment
Length: 10.274 mi[1] (16.534 km)
South end: SR 19 near Wakarusa
North end: SR 15 in Goshen
Location
Counties: Elkhart, Pulaski, White
Highway system
SR 117 SR 120

State Road 119 exists as two separate roads in the U.S. state of Indiana. The road is a rural surface highway for the entire length of both sections.

Route description[edit]

Southern section[edit]

Western section of State Road 119

The southern section is 18.2 miles (29.3 km) long. Its southern terminus is in Buffalo in White County, at the intersection of State Road 16 and State Road 39. The roads runs east from there and is concurrent with SR 16 until that road goes south, whereas SR 119 goes north. It continues in a generally northern direction passing through Headlee, until it terminates at U.S. Route 35 in Winamac in Pulaski County.[2]

Northern section[edit]

Eastern section of State Road 119

The northern section is 10.22 miles (16.45 km) long and exists entirely in Elkhart County. The southern terminus is at State Road 19 just south of Wakarusa. The road continues northeast passing through Southwest. Just west of Goshen SR 119 turns due east toward State Road 15 in Goshen. In Goshen SR 119 is concurrent with Plymouth Ave.[3]

History[edit]

SR 119 went as far south as Monticello, now that route is part of State Road 39.

The first path along part of the modern SR 119 roadway was the Plymouth-Goshen Trail. The trail was founded on October 19, 1835, to connect the county seats of Marshall County, Plymouth, and Elkhart County, Goshen. At this time counties built trails to connect county seats with other county seats. Surveyors places wooden posted at one mile interval along the route and documented the entire path.[4] In February 1851, the Plymouth Goshen Plank Road Company was founded and begin converting the trail to a plank road. The company placed toll barriers every six miles along the entire length of the road.[5] On March 18, 1932, the section of road between SR 19 and SR 15 became a state highway and the remaining sections of the trail remained as county roads or city streets. SR 119 was formed to connect SR 19 with SR 15 and the city of Goshen.[4][6][7][8]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
White Buffalo SR 16 west / SR 39 – Monticello, Monon Southern terminus of SR 119; western end of SR 16 concurrency
Cass Township 0.000 0.000 SR 16 east – Royal Center Eastern end of SR 16 concurrency
Pulaski Winamac 13.674 22.006 US 35 – Michigan City, Logansport Northern terminus of the southern section of SR 119
Gap in route
Elkhart Union Township 13.675 22.008 SR 19 Southern terminus of the northern section of SR 119
HarrisonElkhart
township line
20.703 33.318 CR 17
Goshen 23.948 38.541 SR 15 (Main Street) Northern terminus of SR 119
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2015). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ Google (2011-01-27). "overview map of SR 119 from Buddalo to Winamac" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  3. ^ Google (2011-01-27). "overview map of SR 119 from Wakarusa to Goshen" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  4. ^ a b "Following the Trail of a Road's History". The Paper. 42 (40). Goshen. January 6, 2015. p. 1. 
  5. ^ "Old Road Meanders Through Marshall County". The Paper. 42 (41). Goshen. January 13, 2015. p. 2. 
  6. ^ Indiana Highway Ends: SR 119
  7. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (September 30, 1931). State Highway System of Indiana (PDF) (Map). Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved September 6, 2012 – via Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. 
  8. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (September 30, 1932). State Highway System of Indiana (PDF) (Map). Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved September 6, 2012 – via Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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