Hendricks County Area Guide

The fourth largest county in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, Hendricks County is also the second fastest growing county in Indiana.

From Brownsburg to North Salem, there are things to see and do, history to learn and places to explore the history of Indiana. Everywhere from the county seat of Danville to the Oak Tree Golf Course in Plainfield holds a piece of history of the county and of the state.

With a population of over 127,000, Hendricks County is rapidly growing and currently ranks as the 85th largest county in the nation.

To learn more about Hendricks County, visit: https://www.tourhendrickscounty.com/index.asp


Officially formed by an act of the Indiana Legislature in 1824, Hendricks County was created from the area of Putnam County and other, unorganized territory, and named after Indiana Governor William Hendricks. Many of the Quaker faith settled in one of the first town, Guilford Township, traveling from North Carolina and settling there, in the area around present day Plainfield.

Hendricks County’s borders are Boone County in the north, Montgomery and Putnam Counties to the west, Morgan County to the south and Marion County (the location of Indianapolis) to the east. During the early days, families traveled to Hendricks from Indianapolis, looking for good farmland and the opportunities the area offered. With the urbanization of the area though, the trend began to reverse by 1880, with people returning to the cities, looking for a better way of life than farming held.
To learn more, visit: https://www.hendcogen.org/

Nearby Attractions & Activities

Chateau Thomas Winery
A unique blend of Midwestern charm and European flavor, Chateau Thomas Winery makes more than 50 varieties of wine. Located in a lush area near the Indianapolis International Airport, its facilities provide the perfect setting for social occasions from weddings to wine tastings.

To learn more, visit: https://www.chateauthomas.com/

Gallery on the Square Gallery on the Square Gallery on the Square was created with the cooperation of the Hendricks County Arts Council, formed in 2004 to promote the arts in Hendricks County. The success of the temporary gallery prompted members to look for a permanent venue. Twenty artists now are included in the displays at the gallery and a wide variety of artwork ranging from drawings and paintings to metal sculptures and more are viewed as well as being for sale.

To learn more, visit: https://www.galleryonthesquare.net/

Parks and Recreation

Welcome to Hendricks County Parks! Here you will find all you want to know about McCloud Nature Park, the Vandalia Trail, and our department's happenings and developments. New programs are always being developed for the County’s residents, partnering with other organizations to maximize the fun! Join us on line and receive our monthly news letter to keep up with all the great things we have planned!

To learn more about the parks and their amenities, visit: https://www.hendrickscountyparks.org/index.html

Events Calendar

For a complete listing of events in Hendricks County, visit: https://www.tourhendrickscounty.com/index.asp

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