About two miles east of the highway sits the little unincorporated town of Nevada. That is not what you are thinking unless you are a Hoosier. "Na-vay'-dee" would be the correct pronunciation if your are in the area.
Nevada was first platted and settled in the mid-nineteenth century. It boasted a U.S. Post Office until 1909. Today the village consists of a church, a granary, and a dozen or so occupied houses.
I have lived in this area for more than a half-century and yet had never been in Nevada. On this beautiful blue-sky afternoon we made the turn to the east. The town is situated in Tipton County less than half-mile south of the Howard County line. We have now been to Nevada.
I stood facing north to take this shot of the south face of the church. Services are still held here regularly.
Pivoting 120o to face the southwest we saw this.
No street department to maintain the only street sign in town. The others are country road signs.
The M.E.s turned the facility over to God. According to the cornerstone the building was erected in 1909 and became the home of Church of God in 1986.
At the easternmost edge of town one can see nearly into the future.
On the burg's east edge sits this building which bears all the hallmarks of a schoolhouse. What it is used for today we have no idea.
The residential area north of the main drag.