Indiana State Road 15

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State Road 15 marker

State Road 15
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 94.82 mi[1] (152.60 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 35 / SR 22 at Jonesboro
  US 24 near Wabash
US 30 in Warsaw
US 6
US 33 in Goshen
US 20 near Bristol
I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road near Bristol
North end: M-103 at Michigan state line
Location
Counties: Elkhart, Grant, Kosciusko, Wabash
Highway system
SR 14 SR 16

State Road 15 is a north–south road in northeastern Indiana. Its southern terminus is at State Road 22 in Jonesboro. Its northern terminus is the Michigan state line north of Bristol. It is a surface highway that is mostly rural. It runs through the historic cities of Goshen, Warsaw, Marion and Wabash.

Route description[edit]

From the southern terminus at US 35/SR 22, SR 15 heads northwest toward Marion. In Marion SR 15 turns west and then meets State Road 9. At SR 9, SR 15 turns north on to SR 9 and the routes have a concurrency though downtown Marion. On the north side of Marion SR 9 turns northeast and SR 15 turns northwest. SR 15 passes though La Fontaine on the way to Wabash. In Wabash SR 15 crosses U.S. Route 24. SR 15 heads northwest, then due north toward Warsaw, passing though or near Silver Lake and Claypool. In Warsaw SR 15 has an interchange with U.S. Route 30. Between Warsaw and Goshen SR 15 passes though or near Leesburg, Milford, New Paris, and Waterford Mills. SR 15 enters Goshen from the south then SR 15 and U.S. Route 33 have a concurrency. At the southern intersection there is a truck bypass for US 33 and SR 15. The bypass ends at the northern intersection of US 33 and SR 15. SR 15 heads north toward Bristol; on the way to Bristol SR 15 and US 20 have an intersection. Then in downtown Bristol SR 15 meets State Road 120; after 0.23 miles (0.37 km), SR 15 heads northeast. On the way to Michigan SR 15 has an interchange with Interstate 80/Interstate 90/Indiana Toll Road. At the northern terminus at the Michigan State Line, SR 15 ends and M-103 begins.[2]

History[edit]

Before 1917, SR 15 was known as the Hoosier Dixie. When Indiana began using road numbers in 1917, SR 15 was known as Indiana State Road 27. From 1917 to 1926, Indiana State Road 15 was a route that went from Indianapolis, Indiana, to Michigan, following today's routes of U.S. Route 421, State Road 29, and U.S. Route 35. In 1926, when the Indiana changed the numbering system, the route became SR 15. In the 1940s there was a southern section of SR 15 that passed began in Fortville and heading north to Perkinsville, following the route that State Road 13 now takes.

The cities of Goshen, Warsaw, Marion and Wabash are well known for their historical buildings and small town charm. Many of these buildings are located on SR 15.

Elkhart County courthouse in Goshen.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Grant Jonesboro 0.00 0.00 US 35 / SR 22 – Kokomo, Gas City Southern terminus of SR 15
Marion 3.72 5.99 SR 9 south – Alexandria Southern end of SR 9 concurrency
SR 18 – Converse, Montpelier
7.38 11.88 SR 9 north – Huntington Northern end of SR 9 concurrency
Wabash La Fontaine 14.22 22.88 SR 218 east – Warren Western terminus of SR 218
Noble Township 20.50 32.99 SR 124 – Peru, Bluffton
Wabash 23.78 38.27 SR 13 south – Elwood Southern end of SR 13 concurrency
24.90 40.07 SR 13 north – North Manchester Northern end of SR 13 concurrency
26.58 42.78 US 24 – Logansport, Peru, Huntington, fort Wayne
Noble Township 29.38 47.28 SR 115 south Northern terminus of SR 115
Paw Paw Township 34.20 55.04 SR 16 – Roann, Huntington
Pleasant Township 40.17 64.65 SR 114 – Akron, North Manchester
Kosciusko Silver Lake 45.19 72.73 SR 14 – Akron, South Whitley
Warsaw 56.79 91.39 SR 25 south – Rochester Northern terminus of SR 25
Lincoln Highway (Old US 30/Center Street)
59.13 95.16 US 30 – Plymouth, Columbia City, Fort Wayne
Elkhart Jackson Township 72.00 115.87 US 6 – Nappanee, Ligonier
Goshen 79.18 127.43 CR 38
80.87 130.15 SR 119 south – Nappanee Northern terminus of SR 119
81.37 130.95 US 33 south – Ligonier Southern end of US 33 concurrency
SR 4 east Western terminus of SR 4
81.93 131.85 US 33 north – Elkhart, Dunlap Northern end of US 33 concurrency
Jefferson Township 87.54 140.88 US 20 – South Bend, Elkhart, Angola
Bristol 91.29 146.92 SR 120 west – Elkhart Western end of SR 120 concurrency
91.52 147.29 SR 120 east – Howe Eastern end of SR 120 concurrency
93.03 149.72 I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll RoadChicago, Toledo Indiana Toll road exit 101
Washington Township 94.82 152.60 M-103 Michigan state line; northern terminus of SR 15
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). 
  2. ^  Template:Yahoo maps is deprecated.›Yahoo!; Navteq (January 13, 2011). "overview map of SR 15" (Map). Yahoo! Maps. Yahoo!. Retrieved January 13, 2011. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing