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Hamilton County, Indiana
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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
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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
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 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 OrganizationsFishers Chamber of Commerce
Fishers Libraries Noblesville SE Public Library
Fishers Schools Community Montessori
PO Box 0786
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.