Today’s road trip is a short one. The new SR 44 only connected Connersville to Liberty. Even then, it didn’t do it in a straight-ish line like most roads did at the time. And, even the road that was put in place on 1 October 1926 is now partially under water.
The route already had an authorized addition…from Rushville to Connersville. The official ISHC description, as published in many newspapers at the end of September 1926, is as follows: “State Road 44 – Rushville, Connersville, Liberty. (The Connersville-Liberty section is now part of State Road 48. The Rushville-Connersville section is a new road to be added to the state system soon.)