Introduction to New Castle, Indiana
New Castle History
The Delaware Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the present day city of New Castle. It was first settled in by Europeans in the 1820s. The area was named after New Castle, Kentucky. It is the county seat of the Henry County. The City of New Castle was the birthplace of Wilbur Wright, who was born in 1867. The city is also home to the largest high school gymnasium in the world.
New Castle and nearby Attractions
- Summit Lake State Park
- Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Museum
- Shadyside Memorial Park
- Huddleston Farmhouse Inn Museum
- Mounds State Park
- Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum
Things To Do In New Castle
New Castle has several parks which offer numerous recreational facilities. You can visit Baker Park, Lowe Park, Mini Parks and Osborne Park during your leisure time in New Castle. The city also has an aquatic center. The Native American mound, which is located next to New Castle Chrysler High School, is also a popular local attraction.
New Castle Transportation
Indianapolis International is the nearest major airport.
New Castle Higher Education
Ivy Tech State College- East Central, Anderson University, the University of Indianapolis and several other colleges and universities provide higher educational facilities in and around New Castle.