Named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, Perry Township was founded by Samuel Bryan, a nephew of Daniel Boone. Samuel and Mary Bryan were among the first recorded settlers of the township after the Treaty of 1818 opened up the central part of Indiana for settlement. While the township started out as little more than dense, uninhabited wilderness, it soon began to grow as roads were carved out and the railroad arrived. Like hundreds of locales across the United States, transportation was a key to the growth of Perry Township and the designation of Indianapolis as state capital.
Perry Township experienced tremendous growth and development throughout the first half of the 20th century. The township?s communities remained distinct, each preserving its own history and self-identity. From the 1950s through the 1970s, numerous large roads including interstates 65 and 465 were constructed in the area, increasing traffic flow to and through Perry Township. As the township became more accessible, it continued to grow. The area experienced an 850% increase in housing construction between 1960 and 1975.
Perry Township continues to attract new residents with its proximity to downtown Indianapolis. Located on the east bank of the White River at the mouth of Fall Creek, Indianapolis is considered to be the ?Crossroads of America? because of its accessibility from many locations. Home to nearly one million people, Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the United States.
In the past decade, this sophisticated city has gone through a dramatic revitalization and stunning renaissance period, which only enhances its livability. Indianapolis is most often associated with the famous Indianapolis 500 Auto Race held annually at the Motor Speedway. It also has other historic places of interest, including the Lockerbie Square area with 19th century homes; the Scottish Rite Cathedral; Monument Circle with the 285-foot Soldiers and Sailors Monument; the five-block World War Memorial Plaza; and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
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