Route of the Indiana Bicentennial Torch in Bartholomew County

Bartholomew County Torch Relay map
Bartholomew County Torch Relay map

The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will come through Bartholomew County Sunday, starting at the Decatur County line and ending in Columbus with festivities on the Bartholomew County Public Library Plaza.

The torch is expected to reach the county by 5 p.m. and the library by 7 p.m.

Anticipated locations for torch changes, the torch bearers and their mode of transportation are below:

  • State Road 46 at the Decatur County Line  — Mary McGuire on an 1897 Mail Hack riding on a trailer decorated to look like grass and a road, pulled by a pickup driven by Edward Johnson
  • Washington St in Hartsville at the Town Square — Carrie Harris with a 2002 Convertible with “Jet” attached.
  • County Road 500N & 1050E — Bud Herron in a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda convertible.
  • 17445 County Road 500N — Brittany Young in a 500 Festival Car 2016 Camero convertible.
  • Miller’s Merry Manor at County Road 500N and 825E — Merrill Clouse in a family van.
  • State Road 9 & County Road 450N 1935 Don Strietelmeier — John Deere B tractor.
  • County Road 450N & 600E — Paul Ashbrook by bicycle.
  • Simmons Winery at 8111 E, County Road 450 N — Fred Darling Columbus-area Visitors Center’s van.
  • Columbus Municipal Airport Maintenance Shop at 2740 Arnold St — John Foster with an airplane and tug.
  • Arnold Street and Middle Road — Rick Caldwell, walking.
  • Fire Station 2 at Ray Boll Boulevard and  Arnold Street — Larry Perkinson in an aircraft rescue and firefighting truck.
  • Columbus Regional Health’s IT Building on Central Avenue — Gene Gerthet with a Bartholomew County Public Library van.
  • Central Avenue and Parkside Drive —  Ilya Schwartzman walking.
  •  Parkside Elementary School on Parkside Drive — Cierra McCawley walking.
  • Home Avenue and Tipton Lane — Chuck Wells, walking and running.
  • Home Avenue to the tennis courts across from Columbus North High School — Susan Baute in a  Columbus Parks and Recreation van
  • Home Avenue and 22nd St — Sam Simmermaker walking.
  • 22nd and Chesnut streets — Siddha Hall walking.
  • 22nd and Sycamore streets — Soloman Hall walking.
  • 22nd and Pearl streets — April Williams on bicycle.
  • 22nd & Washington streets — William Stultz walking.
  • Washington and 20th streets — Don and Lucy “Dody” Harvey driving a 1933 Plymouth.
  • Washington and 16th streets — Beth Newman in an antique Coca-Cola truck.
  • Washington and 11th streets — Peter King walking.
  • Washington and 9th streets — Gregory Pence walking.
  • Washington and 7th streets — John Martoccia  walking.
  • Washington and 6th streets — Sara Cannon walking.
  • Washington and 5th streets — Jason Hatton walking.