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Greenwood

GREENWOOD : www.greenwood.in.gov
 
OVERVIEW
Greenwood's small-town charm and older homes provide a stark contrast to the new and extensive residential development that has taken place in recent years to the east, west and south. The area’s average housing costs range between $100,000 and $300,000. Commercial expansion has also been a major factor in the town’s growth since the opening of the Greenwood Park Mall—a large shopping center with major clothing, appliance and electronics retailers as well as many restaurants.
LOCATION
The city of Greenwood is located 12 miles south of Indianapolis on US 31 in Johnson County. It is 10 miles north of the Johnson County seat, Franklin. Greenwood is easily accessible from I-65, US 31 and State Road 135. Only 5 miles north of Greenwood, I-65 and I-465 connect to all major interstates (I-70, I-74, I-69) crossing Indiana.
POPULATION (figures based on 2000 Census)
City : 36,037
County : 115,209 - Johnson County
UTILITIES
Electric : Duke Energy 800-521-2232
Electric : Johnson County REMC 317-736-6174
Gas : Vectren 800-777-2060
Gas : Citizens Gas 317-924-3311
Water : Indiana American Water Company 800-492-8373
Telephone : AT&T 800-742-8771
GOVERNMENT
Facts : Greenwood is governed by a Mayor and a Clerk/Treasurer elected to 4-year terms. A 7-member city council and a 3-member Board of Works are elected to 2-year terms. There is also a City Attorney, Planning Commission and Street Department. The Sanitation Department is not tax-funded.
  On March 8, 1823, the Greenwood area ministers and elders of the church held court for misconduct of the citizens and "Churched" their members for wrongdoing in minor instances. It is reported that the school room of the church was the first court room for the community.
  The first election was held in 1830 and Mahlon Seybould, a brother-in-law of Judge Franklin Harden, was elected Justice of the Peace and Robert Wishard was elected Constable.
PUBLIC SERVICES (E)=Emergency Number
Police : Greenwood City Police Department - Consists of 57 full-time officers, including 3 K-9 units. 317-881-2518 (E)
317-882-9191
Johnson County Sheriff's Department 317-736-9155
Indiana State Police 800-225-8576
317-897-6220
317-653-4114
Fire Department : Greenwood Fire Department - Consists of 30 full-time and 80 volunteers operating 4 fire stations and 12 vehicles, including 1 Operation Life Ambulance and 1 rescue truck with certified EMT. 317-882-2599
317-888-8675 (E)
Post Office : United States Post Office 407 W. Smith Valley Rd.
800-275-8777
Library : Greenwood Public Library 310 S. Meridian St.
317-881-1953
Voter Registration : 317-736-3789
License Branch : Greenwood License Branch 317-881-2183
MEDICAL (E)=Emergency Number
Local : Johnson Memorial Hospital 1125 W. Jefferson
Franklin, IN
317-736-3300
Local : St. Francis Hospitals 1600 Albany St.
Beech Grove, IN
317-787-3111

8111 S. Emerson Ave.
Indianapolis, IN
317-865-5000

438 Emerson Ave.
Greenwood, IN
317-865-2080
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 Journal / Greenwood News Weekly 317-736-7101
Local : Challenger Newspapers 317-888-3376
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 : oak.gws.k12.in.us 317-272-2920
Community School Corporations: Center Grove Community Schools 2929 S. Morgantown Rd.
Greenwood, IN
317-881-0581
Elementary : Clark-Pleasant Community Schools 50 Center St.
Whiteland, IN
317-535-7579
Elementary : Franklin Community School Corporation 998 Grizzly Cub Dr.
Franklin, IN
317-738-5800
Elementary : Greenwood School Corporation 605 W. Smith Valley Rd.
Greenwood, IN
317-889-4060
CHURCHES
Berean Baptist Church 1191 W. County Line Rd
317-888-4003
Calvary Apostolic Church 99 W. Broadway
317-881-4185
Christ United Methodist 8540 US 31 S.
317-882-1549
Fairview Fellowship Church 2555 Fairview Place
317-887-2995
Faith & Charity Assembly 306 E. County Line Rd
317-881-5125
First Baptist Church of Greenwood 99 W. Main St.
317-881-3064
Greenwood Baptist Church 1640 W. Fry Rd.
317-881-0118
Greenwood Christian Church 512 S. Madison Ave.
317-881-9970
Greenwood Church of Christ 371 W. Main St.
317-888-8288
Greenwood United Methodist 525 N. Madison Ave.
317-881-1653
Mt. Pleasant Christian Church 381 N. Bluff Rd.
317-881-3064
Our Lady of Greenwood 335 S. Meridian St.
317-888-2861
South Central Church of Christ 265 E. Southport Rd.
317-887-1077
Southwood Assembly of God 8700 S. Meridian St.
317-882-9101
St. Joseph Catholic Church 245 W. Broadway
317-888-2030
Trinity Baptist Church 375 E. Southport
317-881-2122
RECREATION
The Greenwood Department of Parks and Recreation operates five municipal parks featuring playgrounds, picnic areas, shelters, tennis courts, and ball diamonds. There are many public and private golf courses nearby and camping and hiking facilities are just a short drive to the south in the Morgan-Monroe State Forest and Brown County State Park. Monroe Reservoir, also a short drive south near Bloomington, offers all forms of water sports.