(February 14, 1933-July 1, 2003)

WEST End: I-35 exit 22, Decatur County

Facing west on 258 (4/14/03)

Photo by Jason Hancock

Facing west on 258 (7/13/03)

Photo by Jason Hancock

The rural street sign was put up between our visits. J14 is a gravel road west of here.

Facing east near the beginning of 258 (4/16/07)

The first and only "East 258" sign was in Van Wert, possibly where the route originally began and ended.

Facing south on 35 (6/15/03)

Like 152 and 207, the BGS is missing a direction tag, in this case an "East". This is only a fraction of a mile west of 258's original end. In 1969, 258 was extended to I-35, going from a spur to a route with both ends at other highways.

Facing south on 35 (7/13/03)

Photo by Jason Hancock

Facing north on 35, post-decommissioning / Facing south on 35, post-decommissioning (5/23/10 and 8/16/16)

Facing north on 35 (6/27/14)

These BGSs have yellow backgrounds on the pentagons. I think this is supposed to become standard but I don't know why.

EAST End: Stop sign, US 69, Decatur County

Facing east on 258 (4/14/03)

Photo by Jason Hancock

I have to give Jason special thanks for this picture because, due to my digital camera quitting on me at the beginning of this trip, my analog shot of this is half-occupied by my thumb. Which half? The important one, of course.

Facing east on 258 (4/16/07)

Facing north on 69 (middle photo: 4/16/07 and 6/15/03 and 4/16/07)

Facing south on 69 (4/14/03)

Photo by Jason Hancock

Facing south on 69 (6/15/03)

Both 258 and 266 had sort-of Y intersections at 69, just little ramps on either side with a road still going forward to a T.

Facing south on 69 (4/16/07)

Homemade shields on side of barn at intersection (4/16/07)

Last seen: 2003

Page created 4/6/02; last updated 2/22/17

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