Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

History of State Road 10



1962 - New Flasher light has been Indtalled at the intersetion of North Shore Drive and Academy Road. The light is set so the Lake Shore Drive Traffice faces a caution signal and the traffic on Acedemy Road faces a complete stop signal. The light was needed at this location as it is a hazardous intersetion

To the west which began about 1957-1959 when the subdivision was plated out (Maxinkuckee Highlands) from the Lakeshore Clinic north to School Street/Tamarack Road; this was all Dillon and Houghton farm ground. The Culver Animal Clinc (1958) and Winkler's Automotive; the Lakeshore Clinic (1959) and the Dental office (1958) were among the first building there - among one of the first houses was the Davis property at the corner of Forrest and Academy Drive. Advertising for homes to be built began as early as April 1, 1961. Charles and Harry Edgington (son & father) were listed as contact persons.

1961- Jan 18 - The commissioners gave preliminary approval to plans for a new subdivision, known as Maxinkuckee Higlands, and located in the area bounded by Indiana 10, Old 17, Academy Road and State Stree. The Thirty-acre plot could contain about nintey residential lots, as well as a small business district. Ther area is being developed by Maxinkuckee Developers, Inc. a local firm

By the May 6, 1964 citizen the area was annexed in accordingly
    An agreement betwen the owners of Maxinkuckee Highlands addition was signed by the board. The area will be annexed into the Town of Culver under these conditions: The owners are to lay all storm and sewage and water lines in the addition. Sewers are to be large enough to adequately take care of surface water and seweage.


Maxinkuckee Highland

Part of this area above Academy Drive between St. Rd. 10, Lake Shore Dr. (St. Rd. 17) and School Street is labeled as Maxinkuckee Highlands; this page is made up of mainly map sections of this area and past ownership as shown by the plat maps. This area is a mixture os residential and commerical today.

The history of this area did not exist until it began to start slowly in the 1960's it was I believe was intended and plated out to be a mainly housing subdivision.
    Board Annexes Dillon Property, Other Business
      The Town Board, meeting in regular session on Monday night, waived second and third reading, and passed Ordinance No. 191 which annexes Maxinkuckee Highlands 2nd Addition, a residential subdivision.
      The annexation is in response to a petition by Judson and Dollis Dillon, owners of the property which consists of about 3.1 acres and nine lots. No other property owners were affected.
    The annexation will become effective upon two publication...THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1965


The 1970's and 1980's seen the change to include the combination of commercial uses.

State Road 10 & 17



In November 1920, the State Highway Commission announced plans for a new East-West Highway, State Road #50 (State Road 10 today) from Warsaw to Demotte. This became feasible after the drainage of wetlands, especially old Lake Manitou extending to the west of Culver. It was completed in 1929.

Early references as to a name has been found in an abstract as the "Plymouth-Winamac Road" for State Road 17; it was renamed such some time after 1926 as the the route was an east west from from Ligonier to the Ohio State Line and renamed St. Rd. 6 in 1926. The The Apr. 6, 1932 Citizen proclaims "Culver-Logan Road Now State Road 17".

This area was refered to as 'Dillon's Corner' for years it is the intersection of St. Rd. 10 (east & west) and St. Rd. 17 (north & south). The history of the dillon propery.

This was where Bryce Bigley during the summer months had his fruit and vegetable stand and billboards were prevelant at 1125 A & B N Lakeshore Dr Jamison Package liquor. He empolyeed High School and college girls to run the stand one of whom I remember being Nancy Franz; besides himself and his wife Ann. On the Dillon acerage he grew sweet corn and then turnips and when they were ready to be pulled we were allowed to pull what mom wanted to use; they were basically used as a fall/winter crop for fertilizer. Mom would peel them and cook them with what remained on the ham bone.

1963 - Jan 22 - Flasher Signal To Be Erected At Roads 17 and 10
    The Indiana State Highway Commission recently approved the second phase of its $18,000,000 safer highways campaign, calling for additional highway resurfacing and modernized signs and signals.

    As part of the 1964 traffic improvement program, a flasher signal will be erected at the intersection of highways 17 and 10(east junction). A flasher or some sort of electric traffic signal has been needed at this intersection for sometime due to the heavy traffic which exists between Culver and the Academy and points north


But this depicts the southwest corner in the background with the billboards; where the Liquor store is now located. The chevy belonged to my mom's sister or father the kids are Judith Elaine (McKee) Burns and Stephen Michael McKee - so this was an a weekend in December 1958. This was snitched from my mom's sisters collection I would love to know if she took more outside and if you could see more of the area but I will never know.


North on St Rd. 17

This are was never deveolped - along St. Rd. 17 from Strd. 10 tp 17th rd. Which was Dillon farm land - and over the years sold off asb housing lots or farm lot. The homestead was tore down
1961 - Nov. 22 - Academy Buys 81 Acres From Judson Dillon. The CMA Horse Pasture lays to the east containing 86.923


The Only business parcel establed was at the Southaest corner of 17th Rd. and St Rd, 17 which bears the address of 16980 St. Rd. and the only known buisnesses arre:

South Side St. Rd. 10



1125A & B - Jamieson's Town and Country Liquors


Above the way it was before 1957-1958. In the background is a view of the Dillion property on the south side of State Road 10 where the Culver Storage Units, the now Max's Playhouse and now multi purpose business building. The houses on the horizon is college Avenue homes.



Culver Storgae Units #1 & #2 - Main Gate - Steve and Annette Osborn - Osborn Rental LLC


18561 St Rd. 10 Is actually the storage sheds (highlighted in yellow and blue)- during the tenure of the building at 18571 St. Rd. 17/ Max's Playhouse Had the same address number.
    Note both the Culver Storage Units (long & narrow & highlighted in yellow) Units #1, #2, & #3 which surround building #1 which is a part of the 18571 St. Rd. 10 address and yet has to be subdived off; in photo two with buildings label 1 (built in mid 1950's) and 2 2 (built in 1970's) .


18571 St Rd. 10 - Building #2 Lumberyard Properties LLC - multi purpose business building


18561 St Rd. 10Steve and Annette Osborn - Osborn Rental LLC - Culver Storage Units (highlighted in yellow)- surround in back of Park n Shop & Culver Power Equipment Highlighted in Blue


18591 St Rd. 10 - Culver Power Equipment



18619 St. Rd.10 -Teghtmeyer Ace Hardware


18701 St. Rd. 10 - 2006-? - Family Dollar / Sorensen Development Inc.

__ St Rd. 10 - Anchors Away / Sky Line Builders Inc.


__ St Rd. 10 - Maple Ridge Estates


18939 SR 10 - [INT E R/W LN SCHL ST R/W ST RD 10 SEL & INT E R/W LN SCHL ST S R/W LN IND ST]


_ St R 17 - R J Miller Real Estate Investments LLC 0.361 acres

_ St R 17 - R J Miller Real Estate Investments LLC 1 lots 0.350 & lort 2 in back of 1st and 730 School St. lot 3.67 acres

18971 SR 10 [S R/W LN RD 10 E R/W LN SCHL ST E120'] borders st. Rd 10 & School Street

730 School St. - 1980 - 2009 Millers Merry Manor Culver LLC (the entrance for them is 730 School Street)


___ School St. [7.58 AUDITOR DESC: LEGAL DESC: LOT 1 HOFFMAN'S MINOR SUB ] Culver Community School Corportation Ball Diamond
    11/20/2001 HOFFMAN LEONARD C & ETHEL Doc #: 200109571 % PINNACLE BANK TRUST


704 School St. [ LOT 2 HOFFMAN'S MINOR SUB ] Culver Community School Corportation Administration building
    11/20/2001 HOFFMAN LEONARD C & ETHEL Doc #: 200109571 c/o PINNACLE BANK TRUST


701 School St. - 1967-2009 Culver Community School Corportation / Culver School Building Corp 33.11
    the Southwest Corner of the intersecting road/street of School Street/Tamarack Rd. & ST. Rd. 10 down to Academy Dr.
    T-RAIL INT S R/W IND ST HWY 10 W R/W

    Culver Community School High School; Culver Community School Middle School; Bus Garage, Consession Stand, Ticket Booth Footabll /Track Field, Soccer field


Farm Land - 34.10 Acres Culver Investment Corp. - Annexed into Culver. Culver Meadows


Residential - 3 acres


North of St Rd. 10



___ St. Rd. 10 & 17 North east Corner Black Horse Troop Field
    1963, Arthur Dillon Jr. 80.923 acres [NE 1/4 N OF RD 10 EX EX PRT TO ROAD CUT STATE OF IN]

    1963 - 2013 -Culver Educational Foundation


This depicts the northwest corner - one can see the corner of the little white house on the left there were two hugh pine trees that sat just off the stone front porch in the front yard; there is rements of the front wall that held the yard up about a foot to two feet high it ran the full length of the house property on the east and on the south it ran to the front side walk which lead to front stone porch and the front door. Barely visible in the upper right hand corner is the barn that sat on the northeast corner; [looking through the car windows - one can see parts of the building] this is now the Black Horse troop field.


17261 St. Rd. 17 -Vacant lot - Duddleson/Dillon Homestead [BEG 115FT N 01/DEG 02/MN WINTERS]

18550 St. Rd. 10 vacant lot -

18570 SR 10 - Dollar General /td>
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18600 SR 10

18604 St. Rd. 10 - Lot Shed/Gargae only (address listed in rezoning request

___ St Rd 10 - [MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 9 ] - Pole barn House


___ St Rd 10 Farm Land - [39.07 acres LOT 3 N ST RD 10 EX ] - Access point Culver Edudcational Foundation.

___ St Rd 10 Farm Land - [MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 8]

18752 SR 10 [MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 7] MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 8 [MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 6 ] ___ St Rd 10 Farm Land - [MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 5]

___ St Rd 10 Farm Land - [MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 4]

18940 SR 10 [MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 3 & LOT 2 E1/2 ]

18942 SR 10 [MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 1 & LOT 2 W1/2]

18946 SR 10 [DESC: TR 150' E&W X 175' N&S 216.5' E INT C] 18964 SR 10 [PRT LOT 5 IN W1/2 FRL SEC 16 BEG 30'] and across the Tamarack Rd. on the Northwest Corner of the intersecting road/street of School Street/Tamarack Rd. & ST. Rd. 10 was the Easterday farm:

17257 Tamarack Rd. [NE 1/4 SEC CRN S 1380.30' POB W 291' ] 2.83 acres

Farm Land 38.92 Acres - Farm Land 10 acres
Farm Land - 7.90 Acres Culver Investment Corp. - Annexed into Town of Culver.
Resedence - Farm Land 6.7 Acres - Culver Investment Corp. - Annexed into Town of Culver. Corner of St Rd. 10 & and Thorn Road. Most of the area is within the Culver Corporate limits now and area further north which was the Dillon and Houghton properties will probably eventual be within to Culver Corporate limits; some of us may not live to see it - but its coming eventually.

There are two maps photo only that show the subdivisions, and then just one with the street names. The Dillon/Duddleson property by my eyeview guess looking at the 1880 plat map dropped down to what is now College Avenue on the west - to the Morris/Dillon property east of Lake Shore Drive dropped down to what is Academy drive as shown as that on the 1880 plat map. These are provided for comparison agaist the earlier plat maps presented; as well as give some idea of the subdivisions listed above.

...THANKS for the memories...