Greenfield

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
Electric: Indianapolis Power & Light
Electric: Greenfield Electric Power & Light
Gas: Vectren
Water: Greenfield Water
Sewage: Greenfield Sewer – 317-477-4360
Telephone: Hancock Rural Telephone – 317-326-3131
Telephone: AT&T

PUBLIC SERVICES

Police: Greenfield Police Department
Police: Hancock County Sheriff’s Department
Police: Indiana State Police
Fire Department: Greenfield Fire Department
Post Office: United States Post Office
Library: Hancock County Public Library
Chamber: Greenfield Chamber of Commerce

MEDICAL

Local: Hancock Memorial Hospital
Indianapolis: Indiana University Hospital
Indianapolis: St. Vincent Hospital
Indianapolis: St. Vincent Women’s Hospital -Indianapolis
Indianapolis: Community Hospitals

NEWSPAPERS

Local: Daily Reporter – 317-462-5528
Indianapolis: Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis: Indianapolis Business Journal

AIRPORTS

Indianapolis: Indianapolis International Airport

SCHOOLS (Various private and parochial schools also serve this area)

Websites: Department of Education
Websites: www.gcsc.k12.in.us
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

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.