Tim Ashley
Tim Ashley
Hello, my name is Tim Ashley, and I have lived in Goshen for more than 11 years now. I enjoy reading, researching and writing about local history very much. I particularly enjoy railroad and transportation history, but also other areas, too.

I've written articles for the online exhibit of the Elkhart County Historical Museum, I have published a small book about the history of west Goshen and I am a writer, editor and photographer for a local newspaper.
In my blog I want to share my enjoyment of local history with others by showing glimpses of the past in photos and short articles.

Many of my blog posts are in Elkhart County, but also Kosciusko, Whitley, Huntington, Fulton, Wabash and possibly other counties.

Historic Huddleston Farmhouse served as a place for the weary to rest

The Huddleston Farmhouse, which was built in 1841, provided a much-needed refuge for those making their way down a road that was difficult to travel. 

Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.

This week I’m straying from the local, but this is a state historical site worth visiting.

The Huddleston Farmhouse was built in 1841 and provided weary travelers on the Old National Road with meals, shelter, provisions, feed and a place to rest their horses. Travel was much more difficult on roads that were not hard-surfaced or paved, and it took much longer. Travelers would rarely find something like the Huddleston Farmhouse along a road.

The farmhouse is in Wayne County, Ind., just outside of Cambridge City. It is now owned by Indiana Landmarks and also serves as a heritage site for the National Road. Today the National Road is known as U.S. 40. It was the first federally funded highway and stretched from Maryland to Illinois originally.

The farmhouse is one of those buildings you can look at from the outside and just know it has historical significance.


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