The first professional baseball game in the United States was played in Indiana on May 4, 1871. The game was played in Fort Wayne between the Cleveland Forest Citys and the Fort Wayne Kekiongas.

Hendricks County, located in Indiana, has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. Native American tribes, including the Miami and Delaware, were the first inhabitants of the area, utilizing its fertile lands for hunting and farming. European settlers arrived in the late 18th century, and by the early 19th century, Hendricks County was established.

The county was named after Indiana's first governor, William Hendricks, who served from 1822 to 1825. With the opening of the National Road in the early 1830s, Hendricks County experienced significant growth, attracting new settlers and businesses to the region. The county's agricultural sector thrived due to the fertile soil, leading to the establishment of several prosperous farms.

During the Civil War, Hendricks County played a crucial role in supporting the Union cause. Many local residents enlisted in the military, and the county contributed to the war effort by supplying troops, provisions, and medical aid. After the war, the county continued to grow, and industries such as manufacturing and transportation began to flourish.

In the 20th century, Hendricks County experienced rapid suburbanization as Indianapolis expanded westward. The construction of Interstate 70 further facilitated growth and accessibility to the area. Today, Hendricks County is a thriving community with a diverse economy, encompassing industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, and technology. The county is also known for its vibrant arts scene, recreational opportunities, and strong sense of community.

  • 1824 - Hendricks County was officially formed on December 20, 1824, and named after Indiana Governor William Hendricks.
  • 1831 - The first courthouse, a log building, was constructed in Belleville to serve as the county seat.
  • 1848 - The county seat was moved from Belleville to Danville, where a new courthouse was built.
  • 1883 - The iconic Hendricks County Courthouse in Danville, designed by Isaac Hodgson, was completed.
  • 1887 - The town of Plainfield experienced a significant fire that destroyed much of the downtown area.
  • 1898 - The interurban railway system was introduced in Hendricks County, connecting various towns in the county.
  • 1924 - The American Legion was founded in Paris, Hendricks County, by World War I veterans.
  • 1956 - Interstate 70 was completed in Hendricks County, providing a major transportation route.
  • 1986 - The annual Hendricks County 4-H Fair began, showcasing the achievements of local youth and agricultural activities.
  • 2004 - The Hendricks County Park Board was established to oversee the county's parks and recreational areas.