Shelbyville, Indiana

S helbyville, the county seat of Shelby County, is located 26 miles southeast of Indianapolis on the forks of Little Blue and Big Blue Rivers near the center of the county. Shelbyville was platted in 1822 and named in honor of Isaac Shelby, the first and fifth Governor of Kentucky, and a soldier in Lord Dunmore’s War, the Revo- lutionary War, and the War of 1812. The town incorporated on January 21, 1850. Today, Shelby County has a population of ap- proximately 46,000, with about 20,000 liv- ing in the City of Shelby. “We’re primarily an agricultural community in the county and industrial in the city,” says Mayor Tom DeBaun.