Mooresville

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 ofWhite 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

Electric: Indianapolis Power & Light
Gas: Vectren
Water: Indiana American Water Company
Telephone: AT&T

PUBLIC SERVICES

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

MEDICAL

Local: St. Francis – Mooresville
Local: Morgan County Hospital
Indianapolis: Indiana University Hospital
Indianapolis: St. Vincent Hospital
Indianapolis: St. Vincent Women’s Hospital -Indianapolis
Indianapolis: Community Hospitals

NEWSPAPERS

Local: Mooresville Times
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.mcsc.k12.in.us
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

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 privatecountry 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.