Introduction to Westfield, Indiana
Located in Hamilton county, Westfield, Indiana, is 19 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Westfield contains a population of approximately 9,293 residents.
Westfield was founded by Ambrose Osborne, Simon Barker, Asa Bales, and Simon Moon on May 6, 1834. It was originally established as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Westfield was incorporated as a city on January 1, 2008. It is located in Hamilton county, which was created in 1823, and named in honor of Alexander Hamilton, the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
Westfield and nearby Attractions
- Heritage Center Museum
- Caribbean Cove Indoor Water Park
- Indiana Transportation Museum
- White River State Park
- President Benjamin Harrison Home
- Fort Harrison State Park
Things To Do In Westfield
Westfield is close to the Indiana Transportation Museum and Conner Prairie. The Fort Harrison State Park and White River State Park have many recreational activities. The Quaker Park, Raymond Worth Park, Hadley Park, Simon Moon Park, Freedom Trail Park, and Asa Bales Park are some of the local parks. Museums in the area include the Indianapolis Art Center, Indiana State Museum, and Eiteljorg Museum.
The closest airport to the city is the Indianapolis International Airport.
Westfield Higher Education
Butler University, Ivy Tech State College – Central Indiana, and University of Indianapolis are in the area.