Introduction to Martinsville, Indiana
Martinsville, Indiana, in Morgan county, is 18 miles N of Bloomington, Indiana and 27 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is included in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 11,698 people lived in Martinsville.
Eugene Shireman, a Martinsville entrepreneur, started the Grassyfork Fisheries in 1899 by transforming his swamp land into fisheries. Martinsville was once nicknamed the 'Goldfish Capital of the World,' and fisheries form an important part of the city's commerce to this day. The community was named in honor of John Martin, the county commissioner.
Martinsville and nearby Attractions
- Monroe County Historical Museum
- Saint Martins Church
- Hill Dale Cemetery
- Spring Lake
- McCormick's Creek State Park
Things To Do In Martinsville
While in Martinsville, one can visit the Indiana University Art Museum, the William Hammond Mathers Museum and the Monroe County Historical Museum. McCormick's Creek State Park, located on the White River, has facilities for camping, hiking, playing tennis and swimming. There is also a nature center and several picnic areas in this park.
Indianapolis International Airport is close by.
Martinsville Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are provided by Indiana University-Bloomington, the University of Indianapolis and Ivy Tech State College-Central Indiana.