History

Grist mills on Fall Creek… Horse- and wagon-trail toll houses in the early 1800s… A multimillionaire’s magnificent estate, with stables and a horse racetrack, in the early 1900s… Historically notable neighborhoods in one of Indy’s first suburbs, including one on the National Registry and another designed by a famous female architect in the ’60s. All this and more are part of Millersville’s unique and charming past. 

Initiative goals

  • Learn more about Millersville’s fascinating past
  • Research and document additional interesting finds
  • Share new information with the community and others interested in our history
  • Help plan ways to celebrate bits of our remarkable history

    Activities

    • Millersville Treasures booklet—With help from IUPUI (teachers and students who researched and wrote, plus funding for printing), we published a guide to historical and natural treasures in Millersville.
    • Millersville Treasures tour— We organized and hosted a free trolley tour highlighting the strength of our community’s neighborhoods, natural resources and rich history
    • Art in our community park—A remarkable sculpture in the center of our Millersville at Fall Creek Preserve, is reminiscent of the area’s historic mills on the creek

      Future plans

      We want to do more. We need some new ideas for a project or two. And we are looking for someone who can lead this initiative or just take on a single project. Anything you’d be interested in?

      Ideas? Want to help?