Indiana State Road 71
|Maintained by INDOT|
|Length:||37.484 mi (60.325 km)|
|Existed:||1932 – present|
|Length:||19.933 mi (32.079 km)|
|South end:||SR 163 in Blanford|
|US 36 near Dana|
|North end:||SR 63 near Newport|
|Length:||17.551 mi (28.246 km)|
|South end:||SR 352|
|SR 18 near Freeland Park|
|North end:||US 24 / US 52 near Kentland|
|Counties:||Benton, Newton, Vermillion|
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.
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.
|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
- "Work Starts on County Roads". The Daily Reporter. Greenfield. April 15, 1932. p. 5. Retrieved December 21, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2015). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 14, 2016.