Zionsville, Indiana

Zionsville is a suburban town located in the extreme southeast area of Boone County, Indiana, United States, in Eagle Township, northwest of Indianapolis. The population was 14,127 at the 2010 census.[7]

Zionsville promotes itself as a tourist attraction around its village-styled downtown area. This area primarily consists of Main Street, paved entirely in brick, which is lined with small stores and restaurants.

Zionsville, Indiana
Town
Looking north along Main Street, 2008

Looking north along Main Street, 2008
Location of Zionsville in the state of Indiana
Location of Zionsville in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°57′11″N 86°16′10″WCoordinates: 39°57′11″N 86°16′10″W
Country United States
State Indiana
County Boone
Township Eagle
Area[1]
 • Total 10.30 sq mi (26.68 km2)
 • Land 10.26 sq mi (26.57 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 843 ft (257 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 14,160
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 25,115
 • Density 1,380.1/sq mi (532.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46077
Area code(s) 317
FIPS code 18-86372
GNIS feature ID 0446483[4]
Website zionsville-in.gov
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History

Historical marker near the corner of Main and Cedar streets.

Zionsville was laid out in 1852 when the railroad was extended to that point.[8] It was named for William Zion, a pioneer settler.[9]

Abraham Lincoln made a whistle-stop speech in Zionsville in 1861 when traveling to his inauguration.[10]

Geography

Zionsville is located at 39°57′11″N 86°16′10″W (39.953092, -86.269462).[11] According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 10.30 square miles (26.7 km2), of which 10.26 square miles (26.6 km2) (or 99.61%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.39%) is water.[12] It is about 17 minutes northwest of downtown Indianapolis.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Zionsville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated “Cfa” on climate maps.[13]

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