Noblesville History

Please view our timeline of Noblesville History below. If you would like to add an Historical event related to downtown Noblesville please send your event details to info@noblesvillemainstreet.org

1979

Old Jail & Sheriff's Residence Aquired by Hamilton Co. Historical Society

The Old Jail & Sheriff's Residence on the Noblesville Square is acquired by the Hamilton County Historical Society.
1959

Wild Opera House Destroyed

The Wild Opera House in Noblesville was torn down by the Noblesville Parking Commission.
1948

Tucker Automobile Dealership Opens

Preston Tucker of the Tucker Automobile Corporation lived in Noblesville in the 1930's.
1921

Noblesville Library starts Bookmobile

Noblesville Library starts Bookmobile service
1908

Hydroelectric Dam Project Completed

The Hydroelectric Dam Project North of Noblesville was completed.
1906

Noblesville Electric Light & Power Established

Noblesville Electric Light & Power was incorporated.
1895

Wild Opera House Opened

The Wild Opera House opened in downtown Noblesville.
1892

Marmon Family Mill

The Marmon Family Mill in Noblesville was .....
1891

Noblesville Water Works Founded

The City of Noblesville Water Works was organized.
1888

Natural Gas Boom

The discovery of Natural Gas below Noblesville brought about a period of economic growth. Many Victorian homes, as well as the vast majority of the Downtown Commercial District, were built during this time of prosperity. Noblesville's first natural gas well near 11th and Pleasant Streets.
1880

Telephone arrives in Noblesville

Central Union Telephone procures a franchise to operate a local telephone plant.
1880

Frederick Douglass visits Noblesville

Frederick Douglass visited Noblesville and was greeted as a hero with a huge celebration.
1879

Hamilton County Courthouse Completed

Courthouse constructed on the public square in Noblesville.The centerpiece of downtown Noblesville is the Courthouse Square, the location of the Hamilton County Courthouse. The Hamilton County Courthouse is a fabulous example of Second Empire style architecture and features mansard roof.
1876

Sheriff's Residence & Jail Built

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Residence and Jail was built to house county inmates. The Sheriff's Residence is a fabulous example of Second Empire style architecture and features a mansard roof.
1871

Citizen's Bank of Noblesville founded

The Citizen's Bank of Noblesville was the first bank established in Hamilton County.
1871

Noblesville's first fire department is founded.

Noblesville Hook & Ladder Company is founded.
1864

First Hamilton County Fair held in Noblesville

The first Hamilton County Fair took place on the bank of the White River North of Downtown Noblesville.
1856

First Library Opens in Noblesville

The First Library of record opens in Noblesville.
1851

Peru-Indianapolis Railroad Completed to Noblesville

The Peru-Indianapolis Railroad is completed and open Railroad traffic to Noblesville. The arrival of the railroad strengthened the town economically and resulted in a dramatic growth in the population.
1851

Noblesville files articles of Incorporation

Noblesville incorporated and known by the name of the Corporation of Noblesville.
1850

Cholera Outbreak

Cholera outbreak takes many lives in Noblesville.
1833

Noblesville Present Day Boundries Established

The present boundries of Noblesville were prescribed by the Commissioner's of Hamilton County.
1827

First Church in Noblesville founded

Baptist Church opens in Noblesville Township
1823

Noblesville Post Office Established

The Noblesville Post Office was established.
1823

Hamilton County & Noblesville Organized

William Conner and Josiah Polk submitted a plat of Noblesville in 1823, at the same time designating the town as the county seat. Noblesville was named for Lavinia Noble of Indianapolis, to whom Polk was engaged at the time.
1822

Great Squirrel Stampede

More than 100,000 migratory squirrels sweeping through the area—destroying crops and cornfields.
1818

Territory purchased that would become Hamilton County

Land purchased by the government from Indians that would become Hamilton County.
1809

Tecumseh arrives in territory

Techumseh passes through the area traveling from Anderson to Tippecanoe.
1802

William Connor arrives in territory

William Connor arrived in the Indian territory and would marry a Delaware Indian and live in the first log cabin in the area.

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