Noblesville, Indiana's history, like most of the towns in the Midwest, began with its inception in what is now downtown Noblesville. In 1818, the United States government purchased a plot of land in Central Indiana from the Delaware Indians that were living there; the plot was destined to become the town of Noblesville.
When the town was first laid out, by Josiah Polk and William Conner (whose wife, interestingly, was a Delaware Indian), it was 1823. Within a year, Noblesville, Indiana was declared the County Seat of Hamilton County. By 1851, the town of Noblesville was officially incorporated.
In 1888, natural gas was discovered inside Noblesville. Industry came from far and wide to take advantage of this new Noblesville business, and the downtown commercial district was born. During this period of enormous prosperity in Noblesville history, many beautiful Victorian homes were erected, mostly in what is now called the Downtown Courthouse Square.
Best known among the structures of that neighborhood are the beautiful Hamilton County Courthouse and the Hamilton County sheriff’s residence and jail, both built in 1876. Today, the latter building has been restored by the Hamilton County Historical Society, who have created from it the Hamilton County Museum of History. (source)
For such a small town, Noblesville, Indiana is rife with historic places. Noblesville history is long and extensive, and the city’s architecture reflects that history. From the Daniel Craycraft House on Conner Street to the Holliday Hydroelectric Powerhouse and Dam on Riverwood Avenue, this Indianapolis suburb has more history than meets the eye. (source)
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