Introduction to Greensburg, Indiana
Greensburg, Indiana, in Decatur county, is 46 miles SE of Indianapolis, Indiana. There are an estimated 10,260 people in the city.
The Indian Treaty of St. Mary's allowed the U.S. Government to acquire a tract of land that came to be known as the New Purchase in 1819. John Fugit and Griffy Griffith settled down in this region soon after that. The area comprising Decatur County was separated from this tract in 1821. Following the establishment of a court and consequently a government in 1822, the county seat of Greensburg was chosen. The area was named by Thomas Hendrick'ss wife, whose home was in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
Greensburg and nearby Attractions
- Whitewater Canal State Historic Site
- Grover Museum
- Fellowship Church
- South Park Cemetery
- Decatur County Historical Museum
Things To Do In Greensburg
The city of Greensburg provides easy access to the Grover Museum, the Milan '54 Museum and the Decatur County Historical Museum. The Whitewater Canal State Historic Site has a horse-drawn canal boat and a mill that are still in operation. In addition, there are annual festivals hosted by Greensburg including the Apple Fest, the Fiddlefest, and the Tree City Fall Festival.
Columbus Muni Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Greensburg Higher Education
The University of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech State College-Central Indiana and Ivy Tech State College-East Central are all nearby.