Introduction to Shelbyville, Indiana
Shelbyville, Indiana, in Shelby county, is 26 miles SE of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is located in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Shelbyville has a population of 17,951.
Shelbyville was originally inhabited by the Delaware Native American tribe. It was first settled in in 1820. Francis Walker was one of the first settlers here. The first railroad of Shelbyville was built and put into operation on July 4, 1834. The area was incorporated on January 21, 1850. It was named in honor of Isaac Shelby, the governor of Kentucky.
Shelbyville and nearby Attractions
- Grover Museum
- Greenburg Reservoir State Fishing Area
- New Albany - Floyd County Park
- James Whitcomb Riley House
- White River State Park
Things To Do In Shelbyville
Sunset Park, Kennedy Park, Blue River Park, Morrison Park, Sunrise Park, Clearwick Park, Pioneer Park, Sunset Park and Roger Shaw Memorial Park are all popular relaxation spots in and around Shelbyville. Shelbyville also includes several picnic areas and scenic trails. You can also plan a trip to the Meridian Park Family Aquatic Center. The Grover Museum and Greenburg Reservoir State Fishing Area are also worth visiting.
Columbus Municipal Airport can be reached within a few minutes.
Shelbyville Higher Education
The University of Indianapolis and Ivy Tech State College- Central Indiana are close by.