US 40 and the National Road in Western Indiana

The Jim Grey Page Roads


State Prison segment

The State Prison at Putnamville maintains and uses about 500 yards of old US 40 and/or National Road alignment on its grounds. However, not only could we not access it, signs along the road warned us not to stop. We got no pictures, so all I can show you is the map.

Notice how this segment, which starts in the upper right corner of the map, appears to flow at a graceful angle out of the current road. The road appeared to be very well maintained, better than segments that had been made into county roads.

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Start 1 Washington Street Bridge 2 Six Points 3 White Lick Creek 4 Deer Creek
5 State Prison 6 Pleasant Gardens 7 Big Walnut Creek 8 Indiana 340 9 Interurban
10 Downtown Terre Haute 11 Toad Hop 12 Illinois State Line

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Created July 2006. Last update 26 May 2007.
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