They say that Indiana is the "Crossroads of America," but it sounds like you might want to avoid these roads.

While Indiana is full of roads that offer great scenery and make for a great Sunday drive, we also have a few sketchy roads throughout the state too. Whether they are very narrow, curvy, crowded with other drivers, or just full of potholes, I'm sure we can all think of a few roads that we tend to try to avoid for one reason or another. For the most part, the roads that I tend to avoid are the ones that are downright dangerous because of heavy traffic and careless drivers. These roads include major highways, expressways, and interstates throughout Indiana.

Just a few weeks ago, The Zebra shared what statistics show are the 10 most dangerous interstates in America and Indiana just so happens to be the home to three of them. Now, one of those roads is one that I think would be quite obvious to Hoosiers, the other two, maybe not. Let's take a look.

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Three of America's Most Dangerous Roads Run Through Indiana

The obvious road that The Zebra mentioned, which was also named the most dangerous road in Indiana is one that begins just south of Evansville and runs parallel along the Illinois border all the way north into the south side of Chicago.  If you guessed Highway 41, you are correct. Highway 41 averages 7.02 deaths per 100 miles. While many sources claim that it is the deadliest road in Indiana, The Zebra says that there are two other highways that run through the Hoosier State that are even more dangerous than Highway 41.

The second most dangerous road in the United States that runs through Indiana is none other than I-80. The interstate that runs through Northern Indiana is comprised of the Borman Expressway, from the Illinois state line to Lake Station, Indiana, running concurrently with I-94, U.S. Highway 6 (US 6), and a small portion of US 41. It averages 7.21 fatalities per 100 miles.

Finally, we have the most dangerous road in the United States that runs through the Hoosier State. That "honor" goes to I-70. This interstate begins in Terre Haute, runs through Indianapolis, and goes right into Ohio. I-70 averages 7.35 deaths per 100 miles.

Are you surprised by these findings or do you agree? You can learn more and check out the most dangerous interstates in the United States by clicking here.

KEEP READING: 40 Real Indiana Towns with Quirky, Weird, and Funny Names

Outside the major cities, the Hoosier state is full of tiny little towns you've probably passed through on your way to one of those cities. Most of them are likely 100 to 150 years old, or older, and have been around far longer than the large metropolitan areas such as Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Evansville. Typically, they were started by early settlers who found their way to the state and decided to make it home. Eventually, others would join them, and a community was formed. Over time, as the surrounding areas grew, most of them were folded into those areas and governed by the nearest city or county's governing body officially making them "unincorporated," meaning they did not have their own formally organized municipal government.

A scroll through Wikipedia's long list of unincorporated communities in Indiana shows several of them have names that by today's standards would be considered weird, quirky, or just downright right funny. These are my 40 favorities.

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