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Mooresville

MOORESVILLE : www.mooresville.org
 
OVERVIEW
Mooresville was named after Samuel Moore, a North Carolina Quaker who in 1824 chose the location in the delta of the east and west forks of White Lick Creek due to the fertile ground and available water to power mills. It is located 10 miles southwest of Indianapolis’ downtown area and homes are generally between $80,000 and $190,000. There is a diversity of housing in Mooresville, from stately older homes close to downtown to more modern homes in suburban settings. It is also an affordable area, with home prices well below the national average.

The Indiana state flag was created in Mooresville by artist Paul Hadley, a watercolorist and Mooresville resident. The town of Mooresville has since adopted the slogan, “Home of the Indiana State Flag.” The town’s agricultural-based heritage and Midwestern values have helped develop a productive work environment, which residents boast as another of the area’s unique characteristics.
LOCATION
The city of Mooresville lies between the east and west branches of White Lick Creek. It is approximately 16 miles southwest of Indianapolis on State Road 67 at the junction of State Roads 144, 42, and 267. Mooresville is conveniently located approximately 8 miles from the Indianapolis International Airport and 2 miles from Interstate 70.
POPULATION (figures based on 2000 Census)
City : 9,273
County : 66,689 - Morgan County
UTILITIES
 St.Electric : Indianapolis Power & Light 317-261-8261
Gas : Vectren 800-777-2060
Water : Indiana American Water Company 800-492-8373
Telephone : AT&T 800-742-8771
GOVERNMENT
Facts : The Town Council is made up of 5 members. The positions alternate every 2 years.
  Samuel Moore, founder of Mooresville, was born near Albemarle Sound, North Carolina. In 1823, he bought 10 acres of land at $2/acre and in 1824 it was laid out as the town of Mooresville.
  The village propered and grew steadily. In 1831, the population was 200. By 1850 it had grown to 500.
  Mooresville is home of the Indiana State Flag, created by artist Paul Hadley, a watercolor artist and Mooresville resident. The town of Mooresville has since adopted the slogan, "Home of the Indiana State Flag".
PUBLIC SERVICES
Police : Mooresville Police Department - Consists of a police chief, assistant police chief, 3 lieutenants, 3 sergeants, 12 patrolmen and 5 dispatchers. 317-831-3434
  Morgan County Sheriff's Department 765-342-5544
  Indiana State Police 800-225-8576
317-897-6220
317-653-4114
Fire Department : Mooresville Fire Department - Consists of 2 stations with 19 part-time fire fighters, 2 pumpers, 1 ladder pumper, 1 rescue squad and 4 administrative vehicles. 317-831-5354
Post Office : United States Post Office 800-275-8777
Library : Mooresville Public Library 317-831-7323
Chamber : Mooresville Chamber of Commerce 26 S. Indiana
317-831-6509
MEDICAL (E)=Emergency Number
Local : St. Francis - Mooresville 1201 Hadley Rd.
317-831-1160
Local : Morgan County Hospital 2201 John R. Wooden Dr.
Martinsville, IN
765-342-8441
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 : Mooresville Times 317-831-0280
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.mcsc.k12.in.us 317-272-2920
Elementary : Neil Armstrong Elementary 1000 State Road 144
317-831-9210
Elementary : Newby Memorial Elementary 240 N. Monroe St.
317-831-9212
Elementary : North Madison Elementary 7456 E. Hadley Rd.
317-831-9214
Elementary : Northwood Elementary 630 N. Indiana St.
317-831-9216
Elementary : Waverly Elementary 8525 Waverly Rd.
317-831-9218
Middle School : Paul Hadley Middle School 200 W. Carlisle St.
317-831-9208
High School : Mooresville High School 550 N. Indiana St.
317-831-9203
Superintendent : 317-831-0950
CHURCHES
Fellowship Baptist Church 1421 S.R. 144
317-831-7360
First Baptist Church 680 N. Indiana
317-831-0209
First Christian Church 525 N. Indiana
317-831-2777
First United Methodist Indiana & Harrison
317-831-3376
Five Points Baptist Church 3038 S.R. 144
317-831-5090
Good Shepherd Baptist 1150 S.R. 144
317-831-1279
Heritage Christian Harrison & Jefferson
317-831-3860
Lifeline Baptist 217 E. High St.
317-856-1112
Mooresville Assembly of God 701 S.R. 144
317-831-5799
Mooresville Church of Christ 720 N. Indianapolis Rd.
317-831-2663
Mooresville Church of God 216 E. Main
317-831-1418
Mooresville Church of Nazarene 825 N. Indiana St.
317-831-0659
Mooresville Free Methodist 20 Star Lane
317-831-3874
Mooresville Friends Meeting 50 N. Monroe
317-831-2800
New Life Baptist Church 2150 S. Old S.R. 67
317-831-5857
New Life Community Wesleyan Church 1594 S.R. 144
317-831-9913
St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church 1200 N. Indiana St.
317-831-4142
RECREATION
There are three parks with various facilities in the city. A private country club with a nine-hole golfcourse is nearby, as well as bowling, swimming, tennis and sky-diving facilities. Mooresville is just a shortdrive from the Morgan-Monroe State Forest, which features camping and hiking facilities. Sunshine Parkfeatures baseball and softball leagues. There are also various lakes to visit.