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Near Warsaw in Kosciusko County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Chinworth Bridge Trailhead

 
 
Chinworth Bridge Trailhead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 18, 2014
1. Chinworth Bridge Trailhead Marker
Inscription.

Welcome! to the
Chinworth Bridge Trailhead
Lake City Greenway
Former Tippecanoe Rest Park

The history of this area is tied very closely to transportation with the Chinworth Bridge (1897) and U.S. Highway 30 (1926). This scenic 2.5 acre site was purchased for $250.00 from Robert L. And Lillie F. Chinworth by the State of Indiana in 1939 for a rest park adjacent to U.S. 30, part of the National Lincoln Highway. The Tippecanoe Rest Park provided weary motorists with a picnic area, two privies and a flowing well. When new U.S. 30 was completed in 1975, the State of Indiana sold the park to the Kosciusko County Historical Society for $600.00 who now own this site and leases the Chinworth Bridge. Upon restoration of the Chinworth Bridge and completion of the western segment of the Lake City Greenway, dedicated in 2007, this site serves the public with picnic, bike, hike, and canoe launch opportunities.
 
Location. 41° 14.85′ N, 85° 54.638′ W. Marker is near Warsaw, Indiana, in Kosciusko County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Old U.S. 30 and County Road N350W, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located at the west end of the Chinworth Bridge Trailhead park. Marker is in this post office area: Warsaw IN 46580, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Chinworth Bridge Trailhead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 18, 2014
2. Chinworth Bridge Trailhead Marker
Chinworth Bridge in background
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indiana ... Where It All Began! (here, next to this marker); The Lincoln Highway (here, next to this marker); Chinworth Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Highland Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Lincoln Highway (approx. 2.6 miles away); M3A3 Stuart Tank (approx. 2.8 miles away); Kosciusko County War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); General Tadeusz "Thaddeus" Kosciuszko (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Warsaw.
 
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Chinworth Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 18, 2014
3. Chinworth Bridge
Chinworth Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 23, 2011
4. Chinworth Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 310 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4. submitted on , by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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