Introduction to Greenfield, Indiana
Greenfield, Indiana, in Hancock county, is 20 miles E of Indianapolis, Indiana. The people of the city are in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Greenfield has a population of 14,600.
Early settlers of this area settled down along the two creeks that flow through the Greenfield. The settlers built grist mills so that they could grind wheat and corn. Hancock County was established on March 1, 1828. It went on to be incorporated as a city in 1876. In 1887, natural gas was discovered here, which led to rapid progress over the next 20 years.
Greenfield and nearby Attractions
- James Whitcomb Riley Birthplace
- Chapel in the Park Museum
- Riley Park
- Boots Park
- Roberts Lake
Things To Do In Greenfield
The Riley festival is an annual four-day event that begins on the first Thursday of October. It features a large and varied number of performances, concerts, contests and other entertainment programs. During the months of June and July, concerts are held every Friday evening at the Courthouse Plaza. Greenfield also has parks and lakes where people can pursue a wide range of recreational activities.
Mount Comfort Airport is nearby.
Greenfield Higher Education
Anderson University, the University of Indianapolis and Indiana University have provisions for higher education.