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State Road 39

State Road 39 is a discontinuous route that currently has two sections.

The northern section is a fairly long north-south road that fits well in the Indiana grid system, but is not too major in most areas despite its length. Furthermore significant portions of this section are multiplexed. At first, Indiana 39 only made it as far north as Monticello, with Indiana 119 going south to meet it there. However, in the 1940s and 1950s the road was extended: first in sections (SR 14 to Lake Hudson and La Porte to the Michigan line) then, by 1958, as a signed road for the entire distance. In the 1930s, this same section was supposed to be extended south of Martinsville to SR 45 near Bloomington (see map link below). This was never built.

Another section of SR 39 currently exists connecting SR 250 with SR 56 west of Scottsburg and Seymour. This section is low volume and manages to avoid any cities. Although from looking at a map it may seem like the terminus should be at US 50 in Brownstown instead, SR 250 is an older road than SR 39 here, so SR 250 is the posted designation.

In the 1940s, the southern stretch of current SR 160 (between Henryville and Charlestown) was also signed SR 39. It is not known whether or not the original intent was to have an SR 39 route from Michigan to Kentucky.
 
Northern Section: Martinsville (SR 37) < 179.2 miles > Michigan State Line (M-239)
Historic Southern Section: Charlestown (SR 3) < 9 miles > Henryville - Henryville (US 31)
Southern Section: (SR 56) < 15.5 miles > Burlington (SR 250)
 

Google Map of SR 39

 


Cities Served: Buffalo, Clayton, Danville, Delphi, Frankfort, Henryville, La Porte, Lebanon, Little York, Lizton, Martinsville, Monrovia, Monticello, North Judson, Rossville
Counties Served: Boone, Carroll, Clinton, Hendricks, Jackson, Laporte, Morgan, Pulaski, Starke, Washington, White
INDOT County Flow Maps (AADT): Boone, Carroll, Clinton, Hendricks, Jackson, Laporte, Morgan, Pulaski, Starke, Washington, White
Related Highway: Old SR 44
Multiplexes: SR 2, SR 10, SR 16, SR 18, US 24, SR 25, US 35, US 36, SR 38, SR 67, US 421
Ending at SR 39: SR 75, SR 119, SR 142, SR 236, SR 256
NHS: Only the very short part that is multiplexed with SR 25 in Carroll County
Expressway: Multiplex with SR 67 in Morgan County
Related Links: » Indiana State Road 39 from Wikipedia
  » Michigan Highways - M-239
Scanned maps:Map icon » Map of southern section of SR 39 (1940s)



Northern Section:

Cities Served:Buffalo, Danville, Delphi, Frankfort, La Porte, Lebanon, Lizton, Martinsville, Monticello, North Judson, Rossville
Counties Served:Carroll, Clinton, Hendricks, Laporte, Morgan, Pulaski, Starke, White
 
 
  Northern Terminus: at M-239
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Looking south into Indiana
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END Indiana 39 sign is almost next to the Welcome to Michigan sign.
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Signage and scenery at the first reassurance sign for Indiana 39 just south of the Michigan/Indiana border.
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Looking north just north of the Michigan line
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  Southern Terminus: Martinsville   at SR 37
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Looking south to SR 37 heading toward Bloomington
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Closeup of the end sign in Martinsville
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About .25 mile north of SR 37, looking south
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Looking south on SR 37 approaching SR 39
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Looking north on the SR 39 ramp from SR 37
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  Multiplex Photographs:
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SR 38/SR 39/US 421: This shows where three roads are multiplexed in Frankfort (2006)
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SR 18/SR 39/US 421: Looking east at the tri-plex west of Delphi (2004)
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SR 39/US 421: Looking north in Rossville
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US 24/SR 39: Looking east (2004)
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SR 10/SR 39: Looking west
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SR 16/SR 39: Looking north just past the Tippecanoe River
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SR 39/SR 67: Looking north in Martinsville
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SR18/SR25/SR39/US421: Looking west in Delphi
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US 35/SR 39: Looking northwest on Pine Lake Ave.
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SR 2/SR 39: Looking south on Lincolnway (2005)
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US 36/SR 39: Looking west
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SR 38/SR 39: Looking south on South Jackson Street in Frankfort (2006)
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SR 18/SR 25/SR 39/US 421: Looking southwest in central Delphi (2006)

Historic Southern Section:

This section is now a part of SR 160.
Cities Served:Charlestown, Henryville
Counties Served:Clark
 
 
  Northern Terminus: Henryville   - Henryville at US 31
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Looking southeast
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Looking northwest to US 31 where SR 39 used to end
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  Southern Terminus: Charlestown   at SR 3
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Looking southeast to SR 403
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Looking northwest from SR 403
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Southern Section:

Cities Served:Little York
Counties Served:Jackson, Washington
 
 
  Northern Terminus: Burlington   at SR 250
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Looking north towards Brownstown. SR 250 is to the straight and to the right in this picture.
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Closeup of the end sign at SR 250
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Looking south from SR 250
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Looking south from SR 250 where SR 39 picks up again
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  Southern Terminus: (SR 56)
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Looking north from SR 56
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Looking south to SR 56
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Closeup of the end sign at SR 56
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