Indiana State Road 71

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State Road 71 marker

State Road 71
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 37.484 mi[2] (60.325 km)
Existed: 1932[1] – present
Southern segment
Length: 19.933 mi[2] (32.079 km)
South end: SR 163 in Blanford
US 36 near Dana
North end: SR 63 near Newport
Northern segment
Length: 17.551 mi[2] (28.246 km)
South end: SR 352
SR 18 near Freeland Park
North end: US 24 / US 52 near Kentland
Counties: Benton, Newton, Vermillion
Highway system
SR 70 I-74

State Road 71 in west-central Indiana consists of two discontinuous north–south segments of two-lane rural roadway near the Illinois border.

Route description[edit]

Southern section[edit]

This section is about 20 miles (32 km) long and is entirely within Vermillion County. The southern terminus is at State Road 163 in the town of Blanford. The road passes north through the towns of West Clinton and St. Bernice. It crosses U.S. Route 36 just before passing through the town of Dana. It passes just to the west of the Newport Chemical Depot, then heads northeast to its northern terminus at State Road 63 northwest of Newport.

State Road 71 (southern section)

Northern section[edit]

This is a straight 17.5-mile (28.2 km) north–south road except for a small jog about halfway along its length. The southern terminus is at State Road 352 near Ambia. It passes through the small towns of Dunnington and Freeland Park, then crosses State Road 18. It passes through the town of Raub where it crosses the Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad on its way from Earl Park northwest through Sheldon, Illinois. The northern terminus at U.S. Route 24/U.S. Route 52 about two miles (3 km) directly west of Kentland. The highway is mostly within Benton County, but the northernmost portion, about two miles (3 km) long, is in Newton County.

State Road 71 (northern section)

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Vermillion Blanford 0.000 0.000 SR 163 – Clinton Southern terminus of SR 71
Helt Township 10.418 16.766 US 36 – Montezuma, Chrisman IL
Vermillion Township 19.933 32.079 SR 63 – I-74, Terre Haute Northern terminus of southern section of SR 71
Gap in route
Benton Hickory Grove Township 19.934 32.081 SR 352 – Oxford Southern end of the northern section of SR 71
Parish Grove Township 26.955 43.380 SR 18 – Fowler
Newton Jefferson Township 37.484 60.325 US 24 / US 52 – Kentland, Sheldon IL Northern terminus of SR 71
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Work Starts on County Roads". The Daily Reporter. Greenfield. April 15, 1932. p. 5. Retrieved December 21, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ a b c d Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2015). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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