Introduction to Tipton, Indiana
Tipton, Indiana, in Tipton county, is 22 miles NW of Anderson, Indiana and 36 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Kokomo metropolitan area with. Tipton's population is approximately 5,251.
Both the city and the county were named in honor of Brigadier General John Tipton. He was a soldier in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, and served as U.S. Senator for Indiana from 1831 until his death in 1839. Tipton was given its name in 1847.
Tipton and nearby Attractions
- Indiana Transportation Museum
- Pearson Mill State Recreation Area
- Seiberling Mansion
- Mounds State Park
- Greentown Glass Museum
- Indianapolis Zoo
Things To Do In Tipton
The Greentown Glass Museum houses the work of the Indiana Tumbler & Goblet Company. The Automotive Heritage Museum and the Indiana Transportation Museum have antique automobiles and other artifacts on display. The 19th century home of Monroe Seiberling, the founder of the Diamond Plate Glass Company, is accessible from Tipton. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Tipton Municipal Golf Course. At the Tipton City Park, visitors can enjoy basketball, volleyball and several other games. The city also hosts the Tipton County Pork Festival every September. It features an arts and crafts marketplace, queen contests and live entertainment.
Indianapolis International is the nearest major airport.
Tipton Higher Education
Anderson University, Butler University and the University of Indianapolis are all accessible from Tipton.