Introduction to Fishers, Indiana
Fishers, Indiana, in Hamilton county, is 15 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town is conveniently located inside the Indianapolis metropolitan area. There are an estimated 37,835 people in Fishers.
The original name of this region was Mudsock. The name was changed to Fisher's Switch in 1872 when Salathiel Fisher divided the land into town lots. In 1908, the residents of the area shortened the name to Fishers. Since the town was located near a railroad, it attracted many new residents and businesses. The earliest businesses that were set up here included a saw mill and a grist mill.
Fishers and nearby Attractions
- Prairie View Golf Club
- Geist Reservoir
- Fort Harrison State Park
- Lake Clearwater
- Conner Prairie
- Indiana Transportation Museum
Things To Do In Fishers
Fishers has nine parks, which all provide facilities for a wide variety of recreational activities. There are also several golf courses in the town. The Morse and Geist Reservoirs are nearby and provide facilities for water recreation like boating, fishing and swimming.
Mount Comfort Airport is the nearest full servivce airport.
Fishers Higher Education
Butler University, Indiana University and Ivy Tech State College are some of the nearest higher education institutions.