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Greenfield

GREENFIELD : www.greenfieldin.org
 
OVERVIEW
Greenfield is quickly becoming a welcoming area for the construction of new homes, with prices ranging from $90,000 to $175,000.The town began growing rapidly in 1887 when natural gas was discovered in the area. Today, it supplies thousands of manufacturing, service, and professional jobs, with unemployment rates among the lowest in the nation.

James Whitcomb Riley, known as the “Hoosier Poet”, was born in Greenfield in 1849 and described it as “the best home outside of heaven.” The James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home was established in his honor and is just one of the many local attractions.
LOCATION
Greenfield, the Hancock County seat, is located 15 miles east of Indianapolis at the intersection of US 40 and State Roads 9 and 13, conveniently located just 1.5 miles from Interstate 70.
POPULATION (figures based on 2000 Census)
City : 14,600
County : 55,391 - Hancock County
UTILITIES
Electric : Duke Energy 800-521-2232
Electric : Indianapolis Power & Light 317-261-8261
Electric : Greenfield Electric Power & Light 317-477-4330
Gas : Vectren 800-777-2060
Water : Greenfield Water 317-477-4350
Sewage : Greenfield Sewer 317-477-4360
Telephone : Hancock Rural Telephone 317-326-3131
Telephone : AT&T 800-742-8771
GOVERNMENT
Facts : The town of Greenfield was chosen as the county seat of Hancock County on April 11, 1828 and the county offices are still located in Greenfield today.
  Greenfield is governed by a mayor, clerk/treasurer and a 7-member city council elected to 4-year terms.
  In some earlier historical publications, Hancock County was described as "the genius belt of Indiana". It has also been said that "Here, oratory flourishes and the poetry is indigenous to the soil".
  Among the "greats" of the city were James Witcomb Riley, the Hoosier poet; 2 famous artists, Will Vawter and Dick Black; Earl K. Smith, composer of 'Down by the Old Mill Stream'; and Rev. Charles O'Donnell who later becames President of Notre Dame.
PUBLIC SERVICES
Police : Greenfield Police Department - Consists of 33 full-time officers, 3 dispatchers and 24-hour protection. 317-477-4430
  Hancock County Sheriff's Department 317-477-1147
  Indiana State Police 800-225-8576
317-897-6220
317-653-4114
Fire Department : Greenfield Fire Department - Consists of 37 full-time members, 18 volunteers, 4 engines, 2 ambulances and a heavy rescue unit. 317-477-4430
Post Office : United States Post Office 207 N. State St
317-462-5569
Library : Hancock County Public Library 700 N. Broadway
317-462-5141
City Info : City of Greenfield 10 S. State St.
317-477-4330
Chamber : Greenfield Chamber of Commerce 1 Courthouse Plaza
317-477-4188
MEDICAL (E)=Emergency Number
Local : Hancock Memorial Hospital 801 N. State St.
317-462-5544
Indianapolis : Indiana University Hospital 550 University Blvd
317-274-5000
Indianapolis : St. Vincent Hospital 2001 W. 86th St.
317-338-2121 (E)
317-338-2345
Indianapolis : St. Vincent Women's Hospital -Indianapolis 8111 Township Line Rd.
317-415-8111
Community Hospitals East: 317-355-1411
North: 317-621-6262
South: 317-887-7000
NEWSPAPERS
Local : Daily Reporter 317-462-5528
Indianapolis : Indianapolis Star 317-444-4000
Indianapolis : Indianapolis Business Journal 317-634-6200
AIRPORTS
Indianapolis : Indianapolis International Airport Call specific airlines
SCHOOLS (Various private and parochial schools also serve this area)
Websites : Department of Education 317-272-2920
Websites : www.gcsc.k12.in.us 317-272-2920
Elementary : Brandywine Elementary 413 E. 400 S.
317-462-7396
Elementary : Eastern Hancock Elementary 10450 E. 250 N.
317-467-0056
Elementary : Eden Elementary 8185 N. SR 9
317-326-3117
Elementary : Harris Elementary 110 W. North St
317-467-6731
Elementary : JB Stephens Elementary 1331 N. Blue Rd
317-462-4491
Elementary : Lincoln Park Elementary 600 W. North St
317-462-4491
Elementary : Mt. Comfort Elementary 5694 W. 300 N.
317-894-7667
Elementary : Mt. Vernon Elementary 1806 W. SR 234
317-485-3180
Elementary : New Palestine Elementary 4801 S. 500 W.
317-861-5287
Elementary : Sugar Creek Elementary PO Box 558
317-861-6747
Elementary : Weston Elementary 140 Polk St
317-462-1492
Middle School / Junior High: Doe Creek Middle School PO Box 478
2279 S 600 W
317-861-4487
Junior Greenfield Jr High School 204 W. Park Ave
317-462-6827
Middle School : Maxwell Middle School 102 N. Main St
317-326-3121
Middle School : Mt. Vernon Middle School 1862 W. SR 234
317-485-3160
Middle School : Eastern Middle School 10380 E. 250 N.
317-467-9759
Intermeditate : Mt. Vernon Intermediate 8414 N. 200 W.
317-482-0020
Jr-Sr High / High School : Eastern Hancock Jr-Sr High School 10320 E. 250 N.
317-467-0095
Junior / High School : Greenfield Central High School 810 N. Broadway
317-462-9211
Junior / High School : Mt. Vernon High School 8112 N. 200 W.
317-485-3131
Junior / High School : New Palestine High School 4485 S. Victory Dr
317-861-4417
Other : St. Michael's School 515 Jefferson Blvd
317-462-6380
CHURCHES
Apostolic Pentecostal Church 317-462-3055
Assembly of God Church 317-462-9398
Bethel Baptist Church 317-462-5850
Body of Christ Fellowship 317-462-9356
Bradley Methodist 317-462-2662
Brown's Chapel Wesleyan 317-462-4910
Calvary Baptist 317-462-4586
Church of God 317-462-2552
Church of God of Prophecy 317-462-4599
Eastview Christian Fellowship 317-894-3280
Faith Apostolic Church 317-462-4123
Faith Lutheran Church 317-462-4609
Faith United Methodist 317-462-4163
First Baptist Church 317-462-0021
First Church of God 317-462-5477
First Presbyterian Church 317-462-5349
Greenfield Bible Church 317-462-3055
Greenfield Christian Church 317-462-6348
Greenfield Wesleyan Church 317-462-3700
Hancock Baptist Temple 317-462-6722
Immanuel Holiness Church 317-462-7805
Northside Christian Church 317-462-3732
Otlerbein United Methodist 317-326-8130
Park Chapel Christian Church 317-462-4513
Seventh Day Adventist Church 317-462-9489
Shiloh Christian Church 317-462-3238
St. James Lutheran Church 317-462-7340
St. Michael's Catholic Church 317-462-4240
Stringtown Church of Nazarene 317-462-4960
Trinity Park United Methodist 317-462-4303
Victory Independent Baptist 317-894-8154
Westland Friends Church 317-462-2943
RECREATION
Greenfield maintains 6 parks. Riley Park contains a picnic area, play area, pool and a field for children's softball. Greenfield proudly calls Brandywine Park their "Sports Complex". Brandywine Park containds softball fields, soccer fields, and sand volleyball courts. The Parks Department has many programs for children and adults.
 
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