Indiana State Road 427

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State Road 427 marker

State Road 427
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 15.564 mi[1] (25.048 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 6 at Waterloo
North end: SR 34 at the Ohio state line
Location
Counties: DeKalb, Steuben
Highway system
US 421 SR 441

State Road 427 (SR 427) is a State Road in the north-eastern section of the state of Indiana. Running for about 15.5 miles (24.9 km) in a general northeast-southwest direction, connecting rural portions of Dekalb County. SR 427 was originally introduced in 1932 routed between SR 1, north of Fort Wayne, and Auburn. By the early 1940s SR 427 made its way to the Ohio state line, west of Edon, Ohio. The southern end was moved twice, the first time to US 27 north of Waterloo and the second time to US 6 in Waterloo.

Route description[edit]

SR 427 begins in downtown Waterloo at the corner of Union Street (US 6) and Wayne Street. It follows Wayne Street northeast out of Waterloo entering rural Dekalb County. SR 427 has an Three-way intersection with old US 27 soon after leaving Waterloo. Northeast of old US 27, SR 427 passes agriculture land before entering Hamilton. In Hamilton the road is concurrent with Wayne Street and passes by Hamilton Community School buildings. The road crosses a Indiana Northeastern Railroad track as it enters Steuben County. Wayne Street has an intersection with Bellefontaine Road where SR 1 joins SR 427 on Wayne Street. The road continues northeast passing by the southeast end of Hamilton Lake. Leaving Hamilton, SR 1 turns north as SR 427 continues northeast passing through rural Steuben County. The road turns east towards the Ohio state line, where it meets Ohio State Route 34.

History[edit]

SR 427 had its beginning in 1932 when it was designated from north of Fort Wayne to Auburn, replacing an old alignment of SR 1.[2][3] The route between US 27, north of Waterloo, and the Ohio state line was authorized in 1934.[4][5] The state highway commission removed the authorization on the section between US 27 and the town of Hamilton in 1935.[6][7] In 1937 the section of road heading east from Hamilton officially becomes a state road. In 1941 the road between US 27 and Hamilton becomes a state road.[8][9] East of the Hamilton two sharp curves were removed during 1956.[10][11] The southern end of SR 427 was moved from SR 1 near Fort Wayne to US 27 north of Waterloo in 1965.[12][13] In 1968 the southern terminus was extended south to US 6 in Waterloo.[14][15]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
DeKalb Waterloo 0.000 0.000 US 6 – Kendallville, Butler
DeKalb County 427.svg CR 427 south - Auburn, Fort Wayne
Southern terminus of SR 427
Steuben Hamilton 9.205 14.814 SR 1 south – Butler Southern end of SR 1 concurrency
10.026 16.135 SR 1 north Northern end of SR 1 concurrency
Richland Township 15.564 25.048 SR 34 east – Edon, Bryan Northern terminus of SR 427
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2015). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1932). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:660,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 53092152. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  3. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (September 30, 1932). State Highway System of Indiana (PDF) (Map). Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. 
  4. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (February 1933). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:618,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 53355434. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  5. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1934). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:600,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 63673890. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  6. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1935). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:615,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 63899341. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  7. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1936). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:630,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 63897436. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  8. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1937). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  9. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1938). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:630,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 64017142. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
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  11. ^ Indiana State Highway Department (1956). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:660,000. Indiana State Highway Department. OCLC 64383090. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  12. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1965). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1965–66 ed.). 1:630,980. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 53370381. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  13. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1966). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1966–67 ed.). 1:640,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 65209231. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  14. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1968). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1968–69 ed.). 1:640,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 65221736. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  15. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1969). Indiana State Highway System (Map). 1:631,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 314731307. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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