Indiana State Road 727

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State Road 727 marker

State Road 727
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 0.787 mi[1] (1.267 km)
Existed: 1934 – present
Major junctions
West end: Pokagon State Park
East end: SR 127 in Jamestown Township
Highway system
SR 662 SR 827
The original guard house at the end of SR 727, at the entrance to Pokagon State Park. This guard house, like many stone structures at Pokagon, was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Indiana State Road 727 (SR 727) is a very short east–west state highway in Indiana, lying entirely within Steuben County. The route is a spur off of SR 127 that serves Pokagon State Park. The western terminus of SR 727 is at the main entrance into Pokagon State Park and its eastern terminus is at SR 127 two miles south of SR 120, immediately northwest of the SR 127 interchange off of I-69.

Route description[edit]

Starting from the main entrance into Pokagon State Park, SR 727 travels due east through a heavily forested area. Curving to the southeast, SR 727's journey comes to an abrupt end upon arriving at its junction with SR 127. Less than 0.25-mile (0.40 km) southeast of this intersection, SR 127 meets I-69 at Exit 354.[2]

History[edit]

SR 727 was first authorized in 1934 between Ashley and Pleasant Lake, along Steuben county road 400W and 500S.[3][4] During 1935 the Indiana State Highway Commission wanted to improve SR 727 to hard type of driving surface, so in August 1935 the state accepted a bid for $16,246 equivalent to US$283,792.38 in 2016.[5][6] The resurfacing was completed during 1936.[7][8] The designation was extended west of Ashley to SR 327, south of Helmer, in 1940.[9][10] In 1965 Indiana State Highway Commission truncated SR 727 in Ashley at its intersection with SR 4.[11][12] The highway commission completed a major rerouting of SR 727 around 1968 when it was moved to its current location.[13][14]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Jamestown Township, Steuben County.

mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 Pokagon State Park Western terminus of SR 727 at state park entrance.
0.787 1.267 SR 127 – Angola, Fremont Eastern terminus of SR 727
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 June 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ Google (July 2, 2016). "overview map of SR 727" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1935). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:615,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § B9. OCLC 63899341. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  5. ^ "State to Resurface Ashley-Pleasant Lake Road". Angola Herald. Angola, Indiana. July 12, 1935 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Rosenberry & Gunsallus get Pleasant Lake Road Job". Angola Herald. Angola, Indiana. August 16, 1935 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1936). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:630,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. § B9. OCLC 63897436. Retrieved July 7, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  8. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1937). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). Indiana State Highway Commission. § G2. Retrieved July 7, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  9. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1940). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:633,600. Indiana State Highway Commission. § J1. OCLC 64590527. 
  10. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1941). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:633,600. Indiana State Highway Commission. § J1. OCLC 64574634. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  11. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1965). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1965–66 ed.). 1:630,980. Indiana State Highway Commission. § B10. OCLC 53370381. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  12. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1966). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1966–67 ed.). 1:640,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § B10. OCLC 65209231. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  13. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1968). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1968–69 ed.). 1:640,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § B10. OCLC 65221736. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  14. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1969). Indiana State Highway System (Map). 1:631,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § B10. OCLC 314731307. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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