Indiana State Road 827

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State Road 827 marker

State Road 827
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 6.630 mi[1] (10.670 km)
Existed: 1934 – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 127 in Angola
North end: SR 120 in Fremont
Location
Counties: Steuben
Highway system
SR 727 SR 912

State Road 827 (SR 827) is a northeast–southwest State Road located in the northeastern part of the US state of Indiana. The highway runs from the City of Angola northeast to SR 120 in Fremont. The highway was formed in the 1930s, as an alternative for traffic between Toledo, Ohio and Angola. A section of roadway was authorized as SR 827, but later became part of SR 120. A small realignment project was completed in Angola during the 2000s.

Route description[edit]

SR 827 starts in Angola at the corner of Wayne Street (SR 127) and Harcourt Road. It follows Harcourt Road east-southeasterly, over Indiana Northeastern Railroad track, until it reaches Williams Street.[2][3] The highway follows Williams Street northeasterly until it leaves the City of Angola, where the Williams Street name ends. SR 827 roughly parallels the Indiana Northeastern Railroad on its way to Fremont. South of Fremont the state road passes below the Indiana Toll Road. SR 827 enters Fremont traveling on Wayne Street, crossing back over the Indiana Northeastern Railroad track. The state highway designation for SR 827 terminates at an intersection with Toledo Street (SR 120) where Wayne Street continues north, towards Michigan.[3][4]

History[edit]

The Indiana State Highway Commission proposed a state road following modern SR 827 in 1932, continuing north to Michigan east of Ray.[5][6] SR 827 was commissioned in 1934 between Angola and Fremont. At this time SR 827 was authorized between Fremont and Michigan State Line, east of Fremont.[7][8] In the same year the Tri-State Scenic Highway was founded, running between Toledo, Ohio and Angola via of Fremont. The Tri-State Scenic Highway was planned to relieve traffic on US 20 and in the state of Indiana it became part of the state road system as SR 827.[9] Steuben County had purchased most right of way needed for the Tri-State Scenic Highway by mid-1935. When all right of way was secured the Indiana State Highway Commission was to take control of the Tri-State Scenic Highway.[10] The state highway commission built the section of road east of Fremont in 1936.[8][11][12] During 1939 the section of road that was authorized as SR 827, between Fremont and Michigan, became part of SR 120 as it was commissioned between Bristol and Michigan.[13][14] The entire route of SR 827 was paved by 1962.[15][16] In Angola, in 2005, it was diverted over a recently completed bridge so that it intersects SR 127 just north of Angola.

The Erastus Farnham House, just south of Fremont, Indiana, on State Road 827. Built c. 1849, it is reported to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad.[17]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Steuben County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Angola 0.000 0.000 SR 127 Southern terminus of SR 827
Fremont 6.630 10.670 SR 120 Northern terminus SR 827
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). staff. Retrieved June 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (March 2, 2012). Indiana Railroad Map (PDF) (Map). 1:633,600. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Google (July 14, 2016). "Indiana State Road 827" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (2014). Indiana Roadway Map for 2014 (PDF) (Map). 1:550,000. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. OCLC 880943061. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1, 1932). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:660,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 53092152. Retrieved July 16, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  6. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (September 30, 1932). State Highway System of Indiana (PDF) (Map). Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved July 16, 2016 – via Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. 
  7. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1934). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:600,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 63673890. Retrieved July 13, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  8. ^ a b Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1935). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:615,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 63899341. Retrieved July 13, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  9. ^ "Tri-State Scenic Highway Named". Angola Herald. August 24, 1934. p. 7. Retrieved July 13, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  10. ^ "County Council Authorizes Right of Way Purchase". Angola Herald. July 12, 1935. p. 1. Retrieved July 13, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  11. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1936). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:630,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. § A9–A10. OCLC 63897436. Retrieved July 19, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  12. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1937). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). Indiana State Highway Commission. §§ H1. Retrieved July 19, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  13. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1938). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:630,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § H1. OCLC 64017142. Retrieved July 13, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  14. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1939). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:633,600. Indiana State Highway Commission. §§ J1. OCLC 64016573. Retrieved July 13, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  15. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1962). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:680,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § A10. OCLC 65195920. Retrieved July 13, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  16. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1963). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1963–64 ed.). 1:633,600. Indiana State Highway Commission. § A10. OCLC 883418455. Retrieved July 13, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  17. ^ See Dodge, NcClew, Indiana DNR. and Sauder.

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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