Indiana State Road 8

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State Road 8

SR 8 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length77.476 mi[2] (124.686 km)
Western segment
Length42.845 mi[2] (68.952 km)
West end US 231 / SR 2 in Hebron
Major intersections US 421 in LaCrosse
US 35 in Knox
East end SR 17 near Plymouth
Eastern segment
Length34.631 mi[2] (55.733 km)
West end SR 9 in Albion
Major intersections SR 3 in Avilla
I-69 in Auburn
East end SR 18 near Hicksville, OH
CountryUnited States
CountiesLake, Porter, LaPorte, Starke, Marshall, Noble, DeKalb
Highway system
  • Indiana State Highway System
SR 7 SR 9

State Road 8 in the U.S. State of Indiana consists of two disconnected segments that were never connected.

Route description

No part of SR 8 in Indiana is included as a part of the National Highway System (NHS).[3] The NHS is a network of highways that are identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[4]

Western segment

The western terminus of the western segment is at U.S. Route 231(US 231) and SR 2 in Hebron. The highway goes due east leaving Hebron and heading toward Knox. It passes through rural farmland, having a four-way stop at SR 49 in Kouts. The route enters La Crosse having a four-way stop at US 421. North of Knox it begins a concurrency with US 35; this ends in downtown Knox with SR 8 heading due east. The road leaves Knox passing through the east side of town. The eastern terminus of the western segment is at SR 17.[5][6]

Eastern segment

The western terminus of the eastern segment begins at SR 9. The road heads east from Albion toward SR 3. On the way to SR 3 the highway passes through rural farmland. The road begins a concurrency with SR 3 at a traffics light north of Avilla; this ends at an intersection with SR 3 on the east side of Avilla. The road then goes due east towards Auburn. It has a four-way stop at SR 327 north of Garrett. The route enters Auburn on the west side of town and has an interchange with Interstate 69(I-69). The road now passes through commercial areas before entering downtown Auburn where it has an intersection with Old SR 427. The roadway now leaves Auburn, returning to rural farmland. The highway has a short concurrency with SR 1. The route turns southeast towards Hicksville, OH. SR 8 ends at the Ohio state line; which then continues into the western terminus of Ohio State Route 18.[6][7]


Western section

In the early 1940s, the road's western terminus was at the Illinois state line, becoming Exchange Street. It was truncated eastward to US 41 in St. John in the 1970s. From St. John to Hebron, it was concurrent to US 231. SR 8 was later truncated to its junction with US 231 in Hebron, eliminating the concurrency.

Central section

In 1951, SR 8 started in Lake Wawasee at SR 13 and continued east to US 33 south of Kimmell. This section was deleted in 1971.

Major intersections

PorterHebron0.0000.000 US 231 (Main Street) / SR 2Western end of SR 8
Kouts9.05914.579 SR 49 (Main Street)
LaPorteLaCrosse16.05325.835 US 421 (Washington Street)
StarkeJackson Township24.06038.721 SR 39 – North Judson, La PorteKankakee Fish and Wildlife Area
Center Township30.13148.491
US 35 north – Michigan City
northern end of US 35 concurrency
US 35 south (Heaton Street) – Winamac
Southern end of US 35 concurrency
Washington Township37.14459.777 SR 23 – Ober
MarshallWest Township42.84568.952 SR 17Eastern end of the western segment of SR 8
Gap in route
NobleAlbion42.92169.075 SR 9 (Orange Street)Western end of the eastern segment of SR 8
Allen Township52.11283.866
SR 3 north – Kendallville
Western end of SR 3 concurrency
SR 3 south – Fort Wayne
Eastern end of SR 3 concurrency
DeKalbGarrett59.26495.376 SR 327 – Garrett, Corunna
I-69 – Fort Wayne, LansingInterchange
Concord Township72.436116.574
SR 1 south – St. Joe
Western end of SR 1 concurrency

SR 1 north / SR 101 south – Butler, Woodburn
Eastern end of SR 1 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 101
Newville Township77.552124.808 SR 18 – HicksvilleOhio state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Work Starts on County Roads". The Daily Reporter. Greenfield. April 15, 1932. p. 5. Retrieved December 21, 2016 – via
  2. ^ a b c d Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2016). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  3. ^ National Highway System: Indiana (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "National Highway System". Federal Highway Administration. August 26, 2010. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  5. ^ Google (April 24, 2012). "overview map of SR 8 from Hebron to SR 17" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Indiana Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Indiana Department of Transportation. 2011–2012. § C4-C6 & B9-C12. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 15, 2010. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  7. ^ Google (April 24, 2012). "overview map of SR 8 from Albion to Ohio" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 24, 2012.

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