Introduction to Alexandria, Indiana
Alexandria, Indiana, in Madison county, is 10 miles N of Anderson, Indiana and 42 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is located in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Alexandria's population is 6,260.
Alexandria was founded in 1836. Rapid development of the city is attributed to the fact that it is located in the Indiana Natural Gas region. Agriculture is important to the economy of the region due to its location in the rich farmland country. Alexandria is home to the multiple Grammy winners Bill and Gloria Gaither.
Alexandria and nearby Attractions
- Beulah Park
- Shadyside Memorial Park
- Moore-Youse Historical Museum
- Red Bridge State Recreation Area
- Historical Military Museum of Art
Things To Do In Alexandria
Local parks include Hoosier Park, Summit Lake State Park, Fort Harrison State Park and Shadyside Memorial Park. The Applewood Raceway and the Tom St. Clair Studio Glass are some popular local attractions. The Madison County 4-H Fair and the Small Town USA Festival are popular local festivals.
Indianapolis International is the closest major airport.
Alexandria Higher Education
Anderson University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Ball State University and Ivy Tech State College-East Central are all accessible from Alexandria.