Indiana State Road 9
State Road 9 in the U.S. State of Indiana is a long north–south state highway in the eastern portion of Indiana. Its southern terminus is near Columbus at State Road 46, and the northern terminus is at the Michigan/Indiana border between Howe, Indiana, and Sturgis, Michigan, where it continues as M-66.
|Maintained by INDOT|
|Length||189.586 mi (305.109 km)|
|Existed||October 1, 1926 – present|
|South end||SR 46 near Columbus|
I-74 / US 421 in Shelbyville|
I-70 in Greenfield
I-69 in Anderson
US 36 in Pendleton
US 35 / SR 22 in Marion
US 24 in Huntington
US 30 in Columbia City
US 20 in LaGrange
I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road
|North end||M-66 near Sturgis, MI|
|Counties||Bartholomew, Shelby, Hancock, Madison, Grant, Huntington, Whitley County, Indiana, Noble, LaGrange|
Some of Indiana 9 is divided highway and even freeway, but Interstate 69 largely supplants it as all but a regional route between Huntington and Anderson.
Columbus to ShelbyvilleEdit
SR 9 heads north from its southern terminus at State Road 46 (SR 46). SR 9 passes through Hope on the way to the eastern terminus of the western section of State Road 252 (SR 252). North of SR 252, SR 9 heads northeast then northwest toward Shelbyville. SR 9 enters Shelbyville from the south and has an intersection with State Road 44 (SR 44).
Shelbyville to AndersonEdit
North of SR 44, SR 9 has a roundabout in downtown Shelbyville. From downtown Shelbyville, SR 9 heads north passing over Interstate 74/U.S. Route 421. SR 9 heads north toward Greenfield, in Greenfield SR 9 has an intersection with U.S. Route 40 and an interchange with Interstate 70. Then SR 9 heads north toward Pendleton. In Pendleton SR 9 has a concurrency with U.S. Route 36 and State Road 67. Then SR 9 enters interstate 69 after enter the I-69, SR 9 exits at the next exit. Then SR 9 heads north toward downtown Anderson.
Anderson to HuntingtonEdit
SR 9 passes east of downtown Anderson and heads north out of Anderson. SR 9 passes just east of Alexandria, then just north of Alexandria SR 9 has an intersection with State Road 28. Then SR 9 has an intersection with State Road 26, just west of Fairmount. Then SR 9 enters Marion, where SR 9 has an intersection with U.S. Route 35/State Road 22 followed by an intersection with State Road 37. Then just south of downtown Marion SR 9 has a concurrency with State Road 15. In downtown Marion SR 9 and SR 15 has an intersection with State Road 18. Then north of downtown Marion SR 15 turns northwest toward Wabash and SR 9 turns northeast toward Huntington. On the way to Huntington SR 9 passes near Mt. Etna. Then SR 9 enters Huntington on the southwest side of town.
Huntington to Columbia CityEdit
SR 9 bypasses Huntington on the west side of town, concurrent with U.S. Route 24. On the northeast side of Huntington US 24 and SR 9 have an intersection with U.S. Route 224 and State Road 5. Then SR 9 leaves the bypass on the north side of Huntington and heads north towards Columbia City, passing through an intersection with State Road 114 and State Road 14. SR 9 enters Columbia City on the south side of town. After it enters Columbia City SR 9 has a concurrency with State Road 205. The concurrency ends in downtown Columbia City at Old U.S. Route 30, where SR 205 turns east.
Columbia City to MichiganEdit
SR 9 heads north out of downtown Columbia City. Before leaving Columbia City SR 9 has an intersection with U.S. Route 30. SR 9 heads north passing through an intersection with U.S. Route 33 and passing near Chain O'Lakes State Park. Then SR 9 enters Albion on the south part of town. In downtown Albion SR 9 has an intersection at the western terminus of State Road 8. SR 9 heads north out of Albion, then SR 9 has a concurrency with U.S. Route 6. It then heads north, passing through Rome City and Wolcottville. In Lagrange, SR 9 has an intersection with U.S. Route 20 and continues north towards the Michigan state line. Before the Michigan state line, SR 9 passes through an intersection with State Road 120 in Howe. Then just south of the Michigan state line, SR 9 has an intersection with the Indiana Toll Road (Interstate 80/Interstate 90). Then SR 9 crosses into Michigan as M-66 heading north toward Sturgis.
Explanation of nicknameEdit
The nickname of State Road 9 is Highway of Vice Presidents, from Shelbyville to Columbia City. The reason for the name is that three of Indiana's five Vice Presidents lived in cities along the route:
- Thomas A. Hendricks — Grover Cleveland's Vice President (1885) from Shelbyville
- Thomas R. Marshall — Woodrow Wilson's Vice President (1913–1921) from Columbia City
- J. Danforth Quayle — George H.W. Bush's Vice President (1989–1993) from Huntington
- Michael R. Pence - Donald J. Trump's Vice President (2017-) from Columbus
Indiana's other two vice presidents are also honored by the highway nickname:
|0.000||0.000||SR 46 – Columbus, Greensburg||Southern terminus of SR 9|
Truck SR 9 north to I-74 / SR 44
|Southern end of Truck SR 9|
|20.749||33.392||SR 44 west (Colescott Street) – Franklin||Southern end of SR 44 concurrency|
SR 44 east (Broadway Street) / Truck SR 9 north – Rushville
|Northern end of SR 44 concurrnecy; southern end of Truck SR 9|
I-74 / US 421 / Truck SR 9 south – Indianapolis, Cincinnati
|Exit number 113 on I-74|
|Van Buren Township||33.039||53.171||US 52 – Indianapolis, Rushville|
|Hancock||Greenfield||39.545||63.642||US 40 – Indianapolis, Richmond|
|I-70 – Indianapolis, Dayton||Exit number 104 on I-70|
|Green Township||47.537||76.503||SR 234|
|Madison||Pendleton||53.384||85.913||US 36 west / SR 67 south – Indianapolis||Southern end of US 36 and SR 67 concurrency|
|54.885||88.329||SR 38 east – New Castle||Southern end of SR 38 concurrency|
|55.045||88.586||US 36 east||Northern end of US 36 concurrency|
|222||I-69 south – Indianapolis||Southern end of I-69 concurrency; Northern end of SR 38|
|61.530||99.023||226||I-69 north / SR 67 north / SR 109 south||Northern end of I-69 and SR 67 concurrency; Northern terminus of SR 109|
|62.129||99.987||SR 236 east (53rd Street) – Middletown||Western terminus of SR 236|
|64.222||103.355||SR 32 west (Ohio Avenue) / SR 232 east – Anderson||Southern end of SR 32 concurrency; Western terminus of SR 232|
|65.675||105.694||SR 32 east (University Boulevard) – Muncie|
|Richland Township||73.286||117.942||SR 128 west – Frankton||Eastern terminus of SR 128|
|Alexandria||77.448||124.640||SR 28 – Elwood, Albany|
|Grant||Fairmount||87.437||140.716||SR 26 – Kokomo, Fairmount|
|Marion||91.429||147.141||US 35 / SR 22 – Kokomo, Gas City|
|93.643||150.704||SR 37 south – Elwood||Northern terminus of SR 37|
|94.387||151.901||SR 15 south (38th Street) – Gas City||Southern end of SR 15 concurrency|
|SR 18 – Delphi, Montpelier||SR 18 runs along one-way pair of West 4th Street (eastbound) and West 2nd Street (westbound)|
|98.036||157.774||SR 15 north (North Wabash Avenue) – Wabash||Northern end of SR 15 concurrency|
|Huntington||Wayne Township||104.545||168.249||SR 105 north – South Whitley||Southern terminus of SR 105|
|105.323||169.501||SR 218 – La Fontaine, Warren|
|Mount Etna||110.721||178.188||SR 124 – Peru, Bluffton|
|Huntington||120.993||194.719||US 24 west – Wabash||Western end of US 24 concurrency|
|122.818||197.656||US 224 east / SR 5 (North Jefferson Street / North Goshen Road) – Huntington, South Whitley||Western terminus of US 224|
|US 24 east – Fort Wayne||Eastern end of US 24 concurrency|
|Clear Creek Township||131.557||211.720||SR 114 – North Manchester, fort Wayne|
|Whitley||Washington Township||136.605||219.844||SR 14 – South Whitley, Fort Wayne|
|Columbia City||141.480||227.690||SR 205 south (Radio Road) – South Whitley||Southern end of SR 205 concurrency|
|142.489||229.314||SR 205 north (Van Buren Street) – Churubusco||Northern end of SR 205 concurrency|
|143.330||230.667||US 30 – Wabash, Fort Wayne|
|Noble||Noble Township||152.616||245.612||US 33 – Goshen, Fort Wayne|
|Albion||160.323||258.015||SR 8 east – Avilla, Auburn||Western terminus of SR 8|
|164.291||264.401||US 6 west – Ligonier||Western end of US 6 concurrency|
|Orange Township||167.137||268.981||US 6 east – Kendallville||Eastern end of US 6 concurrency|
|LaGrange||LaGrange||181.292||291.761||US 20 (Central Avenue) – Elkhart, Angola|
|Howe||186.866||300.732||SR 120 (Defiance Street) – Elkhart, Fremont|
|Lima Township||189.329||304.695||I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road – South Bend, Toledo, Chicago||Exit 121 on I-80/I-90|
|189.586||305.109||M-66 north – Sturgis||Continuation into Michigan|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- "Road Numbers to Be Changed". The Hancock-Democrat. The Indianapolis News. September 30, 1926. Retrieved June 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2016). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
- Google (2011-02-24). "overview map of SR 9 from Columbus to Shelbyville" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- Google (2011-02-24). "overview map of SR 9 from Shelbyville to Anderson" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- Google (2011-02-24). "overview map of SR 9 from Anderson to Huntington" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- Google (2011-02-24). "overview map of SR 9 from Huntington to Columbia City" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- Google (2011-02-24). "overview map of SR 9 from Columbia City to Michigan" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- "Indiana Highways End - Old SR 9". Retrieved 2011-02-19.
- "Indiana Highway Ends - Old SR 11". Retrieved 2011-02-19.
- "INDOT Memorial Highways and Bridges". Archived from the original on 2011-05-15. Retrieved 2011-02-19.