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Greenwood IN Homes For Sale
Greenwood is a city in Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 49,791 at the 2010 Census, and increased to 55,586 in the Census 2015 estimates. It is home to the Greenwood Park Mall. Greenwood is located between Indiana State Road 37 and Interstate 65. The city shares a border with Indianapolis and is the most populous suburb in the southern portion of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area. Greenwood IN Homes For Sale
Early History and Founding
The first inhabitants of the area currently known as Greenwood were the Delaware Indians (Lenape). Greenwood was first known as “Smocktown” or “Smock’s Settlement”, and it became “Greenfield” in 1825. Since this clashed with another Greenfield located in Hancock County, the name of the settlement was changed to Greenwood. Some claim the town’s name was in honor of Samuel Greenwood, who platted the community in 1872. Greenwood IN Homes For Sale
Greenwood was an early and key cog in the Electric Indianapolis Interurban Railway System. In 1895, Henry L. Smith proposed and organized the Indianapolis, Greenwood & Franklin Company and graded the line to Greenwood. The Indianapolis, Greenwood & Franklin was opened between Indianapolis and Greenwood on 1 January 1900 and, according to Indianapolis historian Jacob Piatt Dunn, was the Hoosier capital’s first real interurban electric railway. The railway followed what is now Madison Avenue. Greenwood IN Homes For Sale