States traversed: Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia
US Route 35 is a diagonal route, running from Michigan City, Indiana, southeast to the Teays Valley area of West Virginia, just west of Charleston. From the northwestern end at US Route 20, just seconds from Interstate 94, US Route 35 winds southerly and easterly across Indiana, through Kokomo and Muncie. At Richmond Indiana, US Route 35 joins Interstate 70 across the state border into Ohio. Upon crossing into Ohio, US Route 35 splits southward from Interstate 70 to form another east-west highway for a time, forming the main east-west expressway through downtown Dayton (Dayton proper lies south of Interstate 70). After Dayton, US Route 35 bends southeasterly through Xenia and Chillicothe, as a major highway. US Route 35 continues as a major highway through Jackson, Ohio, to cross the Ohio River into West Virginia. US Route 35 spends about 35 miles in central/western West Virginia, before reaching its end at Interstate 64 and West Virginia Route 34 in Teays Valley, about fifteen miles west of Charleston.
My photo of US Route 35 comes from the northern end at US Route 20 in Michigan City, Indiana. An interchange with Interstate 94 lies seconds to the west of here. The signage shown in the photo faces south on the north side of US Route 20, facing northbound traffic reaching the T-intersection. This photo wasn't taken on a trip planned for the purpose of snapping route marker photos; rather, I snapped it on the way home from Grand Rapids, Michigan, during a pit stop to a nearby gas station in February 2020. Back to the nationwide main page. Back to the home page.