Greenwood, Indiana

 

Greenwood is a city in Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 49,791 at the 2010 census, and as of 2014 is 50,457. It is home to the Greenwood Park Mall. Greenwood is located betweenIndiana State Road 37 and Interstate 65. The city shares a border with Indianapolis and is the most populous suburb in the southern portion of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area.

City of Greenwood, Indiana
City
The Commercial Historic District

The Commercial Historic District
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°36′41″N 86°07′05″WCoordinates: 39°36′41″N 86°07′05″W
Country United States
State Indiana
County Johnson
Government
 • Mayor Mark W. Myers (R)
Area[1]
 • Total 21.23 sq mi (54.99 km2)
 • Land 21.23 sq mi (54.99 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 49,791
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 52,652
 • Density 2,345.3/sq mi (905.5/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 46142-46143
Area code(s) 317
FIPS code 18-29898[4]
GNIS feature ID 0435464[5]
Website www.greenwood.in.gov

 

History

The first inhabitants of the area currently known as Greenwood were the Delaware Indians (Lenape), but by 1813, Kentucky and Indiana militias dispersed or killed all the Delaware Indians in the area. Greenwood was then first known as “Smocktown” or “Smock’s Settlement”, and it became “Greenfield” in 1825. Since this clashed with another Greenfield located in Hancock County, the name of the settlement was changed to Greenwood. Some claim the town’s name was in honor of Samuel Greenwood, who platted the community in 1872.

Greenwood was incorporated as a town under Indiana law in 1864[6] and became a fifth-class city in 1960.[7]

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 21.23 square miles (55.0 km2), all land.[1]

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