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Noblesville, Indiana, USA - First M. E. Church, Noblesville, Ind.

Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA

William Conner and Josiah Polk formally platted the town of Noblesville in 1823, the same year Hamilton County was formed.

Noblesville boasts four nationally registered historic districts and six nationally
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First M. E. Church, Noblesville, Ind.
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First M. E. Church, Noblesville, Ind.
First Presbyterian Church
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Fire Department and City Building, 1910
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Fire Department and City Building, 1910
Just arrived in Noblesville. It's not a very dry town! 1912
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Just arrived in Noblesville. It's not a very dry town! 1912
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Conner House Prairie Museum, Fishers Indian (near Noblesville)
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Conner House Prairie Museum, Fishers Indian (near Noblesville)

"Conner Prairie is an interactive history park, or living history museum, in Fishers, Indiana, United States, that preserves the William Conner home, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and recreates part of life in Indiana in the 19th century on the White River...

Conner Prairie was founded by pharmaceutical executive Eli Lilly in the 1930s. In 1974, Lilly transferred the William Conner house, which he had restored, and related outbuildings to a public charitable trust of which Earlham College, a Quaker liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana, was named as trustee. Lilly also transferred about 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) of surrounding farmland to the college with the expectation that Earlham would sell that land and use the proceeds to provide an endowment for the museum. Instead, Earlham elected to retain the farmland and expand the museum, constructing an 1836 village, Prairietown, using... Read MORE...

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1851 - Noblesville incorporated as a town

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1854 - Noblesville
Noblesville, a flourishing post-village, capital of Hamilton co., Indiana, on White river, and on the Peru and Indianapolis rail road, 20 miles N. N. E. from Indianapolis. It is situated on an extensive and fertile plain, and is a place of active business, which has lately been increased by the opening of the railroad. The village has 3 or 4 churches, a county seminary, a newspaper office, and several hotels. Settled in 1824. Population, in 1850, 664; in 1853, about 1500.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1887 - Noblesville is incorporated as a city

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1887 - Suicide
William M. Locks, a retired banker whose fortunes had become impaired by unfortunate speculation, committed suicide by shooting Thursday morning at Des Moines, Ia. He recently removed from Noblesville, Ind.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
November 12, 1887
1895 - Noblesville
Noblesville, nobi'z-vil, a post-village, capital of Hamilton co., Ind., in Noblesville township, on White River, l or 2 miles above the mouth of Cicero Creek, 22 miles N.N.E. of Indianapolis, and 19 miles W. by S. of Anderson. It is on the Indianapolis, Peru & Chicago Railroad where it crosses the Anderson, Lebanon & St. Louis Railroad. It contains a court-house, 5 churches, 2 newspaper offices, a banking-house, and a graded school. Pop, in 1890, 3094; of the township, 5274.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
Noblesville, a banking city, capital of Hamilton co., Ind., on the White River, 22 miles NNE. of Indianapolis, on the Lake Erie and Western and the Central Indiana Rs. It has manufactures of strawboard, carriages, iron, etc. Pop. in 1900, 4792.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here are some of the top places to go and things to do in Noblesville:
1. Historic Downtown Noblesville:
One of the highlights of Noblesville is its picturesque downtown area. The historic district is filled with quaint shops, local restaurants, and beautifully preserved architecture. Stroll along the brick-paved streets, and you'll find unique boutiques, antique stores, and art galleries. If you're a fan of history, be sure to visit the Hamilton County Courthouse, a stunning 1879 Romanesque Revival building that's a centerpiece of the downtown area.

2. Conner Prairie Interactive History Park:
For a unique and educational experience, head to Conner Prairie Interactive History Park. This living history museum allows you to step back in time and experience life in the 19th century. You can explore various historic buildings, meet costumed interpreters, and even take part in hands-on activities like blacksmithing or cooking over an open fire. It's a fantastic destination for families and history buffs alike.

3. Ruoff Music Center:
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