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Fishers
Hamilton County, Indiana

ZipCodes
46038




Page Contents for Fishers, Indiana

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Fishers is approximately 37,711 1999, 76794 2010.
The approximate number of families is 10,602 1997, 27218 2010.
The amount of land area in Fishers is 21.372 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fishers to Washington DC is 516 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 13 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fishers is positioned 39.95 degrees north of the equator and 86.02 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Fishers elevation is 801 feet above sea level.
Fishers median income is $ 74,475 .

Location

just 15 miles northeast of Indianapolis of I-69. Other large metropolitan areas, such as Cincinnati, Louisville and Chicago are within 180 miles.
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Weather


seasonal. Here is weather page for Fishers.
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History & History Related Items

In June of 1872, Salathiel Fisher divided up his land into lots for a town. The Post Office was established under the name of "Fisher's Switch" on September 20, 1872. On February 27, 1891, "Fisher's Station" was approved and declared a legal corporation. On April 28, 1893, the post office dropped the apostrophe in "Fisher's Switch." On September 15, 1908, the post office dropped "Switch" making the town "Fishers" as it is known today.
Like many new towns in its era, Fishers grew up around the railroad. The train station is located in the center of town and houses the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Fishers Chamber of Commerce and the Hoosier Heritage Port Authority.

The sister city of Fishers is Billericay, England. The search for a sister city began in 1996. A town of over 700 years, Billericay was also home to a number of individuals who sailed on the Mayflower to America. It is now a modern thriving center of business and located very close to London, allowing a daily interchange of commuters.

The Ambassador House is one of the oldest existing structures in Hamilton County. It was built more than 170 years ago near the corner of 96th Street and Allisonville Road. Addison Harris, prominent Indianapolis attorney and U.S. Ambassador to Austria-Hungary, called this home.
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Attractions

Fishers Freedom Festival
The annual Fishers Freedom Festival is a two-day community event to celebrate Independence Day with many activities for the entire family. It includes a parade, fireworks, entertainment, food vendors, games, sports, and much more. The festival encourages community involvement and improvement to the overall quality of life for Fishers residents. It is held the last full weekend in June on Saturday and Sunday.

Corner Prairie Museum - Where history comes alive!
13400 Allisonville Road
Fishers, IN 46038-4499
Phone: 317-776-6000
Fax: 317-776-6014
Toll-free: 800-966-1836
Visitor Services: 317-776-6006

M.C. Axe and the Fire Crew is a progressive fire safety group made up of active Fishers firefighters. They have educated over 600,000 children and parents for over the past 10 years. Instead of just talking about fire safety, their unique message delivery of music, singing, dancing and comedy creates a fun learning experience for the children. They tour the Fishers schools and perform nationally.
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Fishers City Government

Fishers Town Hall
1 Municipal Drive
Fishers, IN 46038
Phone: 317-595-3111

Fishers has a Town Council form of Government. There is a town manager who is appointed. The clerk and the seven council members are elected.

The Fishers Police Department D.A.R.E. Program started at Hamilton Southeastern Schools in 1991. They have instructed nearly 4,500 students in the classroom and at after-school activities. By acting as role models, these instructional officers develop long-term positive relationships with the children of the community.

The Fishers Police Department's Bicycle Patrol Officers patrol the neighborhoods in Fishers from approximately May through September. The Police Department has up to four bicycles patrolling the neighborhoods at one time and generally work during the evening hours. The bike patrol also allows for more interaction with the residents of Fishers.

The Fishers town flag is comprised of three colors: Kelly green, Holland blue and Weaver white. The green represents the town's green fields. The blue represents the skies, White River and Geist Reservoir. The white represents the town's crossroads: 116th Street and Interstate 69. The angled bar moving upward to the right reflects the town's growth and the two gold triangles represent balances symbolizing the town's balanced and fair approach to governance.

Fishers Chamber

Fishers Chamber of Commerce

Fishers Organizations

Fishers Chamber of Commerce

Fishers Libraries

Noblesville SE Public Library

Fishers Schools

Community Montessori
PO Box 0786
Fishers, IN
Phone: 317-577-3641
Preschool and kindergarten classes offering the true Montessori approach. Community Montessori is a not-for-profit school committed to the learning philosophy founded by Maira Montessori. Our aim is to provide thoughtful guidance in a carefully prepared environment so that our children may develop concentration, a sense of order, sociability, self-discipline, and a love of work. The Montessori environment serves as an aid to the development of our children asand loving individuals. Community Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin.


Hamilton Southeastern Schools Fishers

Miscellany

The population of Fishers was:
1970 - 628
1980 - 2,008
1990 - 7,187
1993 - 13,559
1995 - 20,677
1997 - 27, 359
1999 - 37,711
The US Commerce Department's Census Bureau listed Fishers, Indiana as the third fastest growing U.S. city with a population between 10,000 and 50,000 in 1998. Fishers experienced 256% increase in growth from 1990 to 1998.


As of September, 2000, the area code for Fishers was 317. Fishers is located in the Eastern Time zone.


Hamilton County is the wealthiest county in the state of Indiana. Fishers presently has more than 120 subdivisions or communities.

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