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Zionsville Town

Boone County, Indiana

Zionsville Town Hall is located at 1100 West Oak Street, Zionsville, IN 46077.
Phone: 317‑873‑8245.

Photo: Maplelawn Farmstead, ca. 1860, 9575 Whitestown Road, Zionsville, IN. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. Photographed by User:Nyttend (own work), 2011, [cc0-by-1.0 (creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed March, 2014.


The Town of Zionsville [†] is located in central Indiana in Boone County. Home to approximately 26,000 people, Zionsville is located off of I-865 and less than 5 miles off of I-65 and is less than 20 miles from downtown Indianapolis.

Zionsville was originally settled in the early 1820's. Patrick Sullivan and David Hoover were among Zionsville's first white settlers who followed rivers and streams into Indiana looking for new homesteads. By 1850, the small community of Eagle Village was thriving on Michigan road, a stagecoach route. This route attracted railroad barons who came to the area in 1849 promoting construction of a railroad line between the cities of Indianapolis and Lafayette. The town of Zionsville was formally platted in 1852 and soon after the residents and businesses moved in to take advantage of the railroad. The Zionsville Times Sentinel began publishing in 1860, and continues to this date. Local folklore has it that Zionsville was a way stop on Abraham Lincoln's inauguration trip from Illinois to Washington, a moment commemorated with the establishment of Lincoln Park.

† Town of Zionsville, 5 Year Parks Master Plan, 2018-2022; www.zionsville-in.gov, accessed June, 2020.