Introduction to Ellettsville, Indiana
Ellettsville, Indiana, in Monroe county, is 7 miles NW of Bloomington, Indiana and 44 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town is conveniently located inside the Bloomington metropolitan area. There are an estimated 5,078 people in Ellettsville.
Ellettsville was named in honor of Edward Elletts, a local tavern owner. The community was established in 1837 and incorporated in 1866. The limestone industry played an important role in the town's economic and social growth and development. Most of the schools, churches and government buildings in the town were made of limestone. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, limestone from Ellettsville was used to rebuild the Pentagon.
Ellettsville and nearby Attractions
- William Hammond Mathers Museum
- Indianapolis Zoo
- Paynetown State Recreation Area
- T.C. Steele State Historic Site
- Monroe County Historical Museum
- Middle Fork State Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Ellettsville
The Monroe County Historical Museum, the Indiana University Art Museum and the William Hammond Mathers Museum are the local museums. Artist Theodore Clement Steele's estate, which is now a historic site, is close to Ellettsville as well. Golfers can enjoy a round at Cascades Golf Course, the Salt Creek Golf Retreat or at the Martinsville Golf Club. The Middle Fork State Wildlife Refuge, the North Fork State Wildlife Refuge, the Indianapolis Zoo and the Cataract Falls State Recreation Area are some of the other popular attractions in the area. The Monroe Reservoir, the largest lake and recreational area in Indiana, is located about 15 miles from Ellettsville. The community hosts the Monroe County Fall Festival every year. This festival features games, talent contests, a parade, food and live entertainment.
Indianapolis International is the nearest major airport.
Ellettsville Higher Education
Depauw University, Butler University and Indiana University-Bloomington are all accessible from Ellettsville.