Noblesville, Indiana is the county seat of Hamilton County and is located approximately 25 miles north by northeast of neighboring Indianapolis, Indiana. As of a year-2000 U.S. census the city’s population was estimated at approximately 28,500 residents.
It is considered to be one of the fastest growing cities in central Indiana. It is part of Wayne, Noblesville, Fall Creek and Delaware townships. The Verizon Wireless Music Center and Indiana Transportation Museum are among Noblesville’s top attractions. Click here to learn more about Noblesville, Indiana.
Noblesville’s history dates back to the early 1800’s when a settler named William Conner had resided in this area at the time of purchase and, along with his Delaware Indiana wife, Josiah Polk, built what would become Indiana’s first trading post in 1802. Around 1818, land which had been owned by Native Americans was purchased by the government and would become a part of Hamilton County. In 1823, the area that would serve as downtown Noblesville was laid out by Mr. Conner and his wife. In 1824, this area was set as the county seat of Hamilton County and later incorporated in the year 1851. One of the main attractions at the Conner Prairie museum in Fishers, just south of Noblesville is William Conner’s 1823 home.
In 1888, a natural gas was discovered which sparked the city’s first boom in population. The well was located near Pleasant Street and 11th Street. Indeed, it was the ensuing period of prosperity that lead to the building of Noblesville’s many downtown Victorian homes.
The Courthouse Square located in the heart of Noblesville’s downtown area is a prime example of the Second Empire architectural style that prevailed around its time of construction in 1876.
Noblesville operates under city form of government with an elected mayor and a “Common Council”. The 7-member council functions in a legislative capacity. Five of the council’s 7 members are elected from within their respective districts while the remaining 2 are elected at-large. Council meetings are broadcasted are pre-set times for the edification of the city’s residents.
The Noblesville Police Department is comprised of 4 divisions and 10 specialized units. Divisions include a Records Division, Support Division, Criminal Investigation Division and Patrol Division. Special units include a K-9 Unit, Accident Reconstruction Unit, Field Training Officer Unit (FTO), Volunteer Police Chaplain Program, Boat Patrol Unit, Crisis Negotiations Unit (CNU), Police Explorer Program, Bicycle Patrol Unit, Dive Unit and Emergency Services Unit.
The Noblesville Fire Department divisions consist of the following divisions: EMS, Training, Fire Investigations and Fire Prevention. Over 130 career firefighters and an additional 11 full-time administrative staff comprise three work shifts for continuous 24-hour service. Each shift employs 31 firefighters and 8 officers, all overseen by a Battalion Chief. The department’s 55 square-mile jurisdiction includes Noblesville Township and Noblesville proper. All firefighters are highly trained in all aspects of fire protection and all possess EMT-level skills. Many also possess Advanced-level/Paramedic certifications as well. The department keeps several specialized teams ready for emergencies involving hazardous materials, underwater crises and other tactical situations.
Noblesville Schools consists of 8 elementary schools, 2 intermediate schools and 2 high schools. In its entirety, the school system includes White River Elementary, Stony Creek Elementary, North Elementary, Noble Crossing Elementary ,Hinkle Creek Elementary, Hazel Dell Elementary, Forest Hill Elementary, Durbin Elementary, Noblesville Intermediate School, Noblesville Middle School, Noblesville High School Freshman Campus and Noblesville High School Main Campus. The city’s lone private school consists of St. Theodore Guerin High School.
Among Noblesville’s many attractions are the Verizon Wireless Music Center, Indiana Transportation Museum, Catherine Street Historic District, Conner Street Historic District, Old Hamilton County Courthouse Square Jail, Dr. Samuel Harrell House and Holliday Hydroelectric Powerhouse/Dam to name a few.
Quality of Life
With so many things to do, including a great selection of dining and shopping experiences, Noblesville residents don’t have to leave the city just to get out and enjoy life. Noblesville also offers great schools, dependable public services, a well-maintained infrastructure, a solid economy and a great real estate market.
Noblesville Indiana is a charming town with a wide variety of real estate from which to choose. Whether you’re looking for an affordable, diamond-in-the-rough or the already-polished, newly constructed home, you’ll find everything from ranches, condos, two-stories, townhomes and even high-quality manufactured homes in Noblesville. Click here to see Noblesville real estate listings.
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