Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Marion County, Indiana
46217, 46227, 46237
"Home of the Cardinal"
Message from the Mayor:
"A nice community in which to live." I hear this quite often and not just locally, but also when I visit other cities and towns around the state. It seems as though Southport has kept that small town friendly atmosphere while being in the midst of the large city of Indianapolis. Being small, we're able to serve the citizens on an individual basis. We believe families and their children will be happy living here ad it is a safe and pleasant environment.
Southport has medical facilities, good schools, all kinds of shopping and services nearby. Our Southport Park And Playground provides a good place for adults and children to enjoy. Many use our community room for reunions and parties. We Hope you enjoy the hospitality that Southport has to offer. Welcome to the best place in southern Marion County.
Mayor of Southport (1999)
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City Clerk: (317)786-5489
Clerk Treasurer Office - (317) 786. 5489
Mayors Office - (317) 786. 3585
Perry Senior Citizen/Shelter House Reservation - (317) 783. 9231
Police Department - Emergency # 911
Administrative Office - (317) 787. 7595
Southport Libraries The Southport Branch Library opened its doors for service on November 6,
1967, at 6840 South Madison Avenue in the Madison Square Shopping
Center. It offered a collection of about 8,200 books housed in the small
2,750 square foot store front facility. Within three months of its
opening the Southport Library ranked fifth in circulation among all the
branch libraries. In line with the library's policy of establishing
permanent, larger library-owned facilities, a building site for a new
Southport Library was purchased on October 22, 1971, and the new
facility was opened on April 1, 1974. Even before the move to the new
facility, a group of Perry Township citizens organized a campaign to
raise funds to purchase additional books for the new library.
More than $ 5,000 was raised in the "Bucks for Books" project, tangible
evidence of the high regard the residents of the community hold for the
The Southport Branch Library currently houses over 100,000 items, including books, videocassettes, audiocassettes, CDs, and periodical and newspapers. We offer a wide variety of programs for children, adults, and families. some of these include a Summer Reading Program and November Read-Aloud for families, story programs throughout the year for preschoolers and school age children, and book discussion clubs and other timely programs for adults.
Library hours are Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Southport Schools Students are our priority. The Metropolitan School District of Perry
Township commits to promoting equitable, appropriate learning in an
excellent educational environment. We pledge to challenge our students
to acquire the knowledge and to master the skills necessary for lifelong
The Metropolitan School District of Perry Township is located in the south central portion of Marion County. Population of Perry Township is in excess of 80,000. The district serves over 11.500 students in grades K-12 making MSDPT the 11th largest school district in the state of Indiana. Including in this enrollment are approximately 1200 students from the Indianapolis Public School system as part of a 1981 desegregation court order.
The system is composed of nine elementary, two middle, two high schools and the RISE Learning Center. Eleventh and twelfth grade high school students may attend the Central Nine area vocational/technical school. Additional facilities include the administration building, educational technical facility, transportation center, service building, Holder Athletic Fields and Perry Township Stadium. The school district is currently renovating and providing additions to the middle schools and several elementary schools.
Perry Township is served By Indianapolis fincal instructions, newspapers, radio and television stations. The school district is accessible to all Indianapolis transportation facilities including an international airport, train and bus terminals, metro buses and major highways (I-65, I-465, U.S. 31, State Road 37 and 135). Indianapolis' cultural and recreational facilities are within easy access of Perry Township and include the Colt NFL team, the Pacers NBA team, the Indians AAA baseball team, the ICE IHL hockey team, the Indianapolis Symphony and the Indiana Repertory Theater; just to mention a few. Institution of higher education include Christian Theological Seminary, Marian College, Butler University, Indiana University - Purdue University of Indianapolis, and our neighbor, the University of Indianapolis. All schools have active parent-teacher associations/organizations which provide an opportunity for parents to be involved in school activities and decision making.