Introduction to Brownsburg, Indiana
Brownsburg, Indiana, in Hendricks county, is 13 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Indianapolis metropolitan area with. Brownsburg has a population of approximately 14,520.
James B. Brown was the first settler in this area, and the town was named after him. He arrived here in 1824 when the are was just a dense, unbroken stretch of wilderness. Four years later, Brown Township had its first log schoolhouse. In 1863, it was divided into Brown Township and Lincoln Township. The area had its first post office in 1836 and the first election here was held in 1848.
Brownsburg and nearby Attractions
- Eagle Creek Park
- Eagle Creek Reservoir
- Arbuckle Acres
- Williams Park
- Bulldog Aquatic Center
- Vic Overman Sportsfield Park
Things To Do In Brownsburg
The Town of Brownsburg provides opportunities for a diverse range of activities. The Parks and Recreations Department maintains several parks with varied facilities around the city, and also organizes special programs and events throughout the year. The Brownsburg Community Recreation Center has an aerobics room, gymnasiums, a fitness room and meeting rooms.
Indianapolis International Airport is a short drive away.
Brownsburg Higher Education
Butler University, Indiana University and Ivy Tech State College are all in the area.