Fishers, Indiana

AT A GLANCE FISHERS, INDIANA WHAT: A city of 93,000 WHERE: In Hamilton County, in the center of the Hoosier State WEBSITE: Fishers, Indiana is a city in Hamilton County, in the geographical center of the Hoosier State. The area was first settled in 1802 by William Conner, who built a log cabin and a trading post along the White River. Other settlers started moving to the area after Indiana became a state in 1816, and especially after the state moved its capital to Indianapolis, 20 miles away, from Corydon in 1825. In 1849, construction began on the Peru & Indianapolis Railroad, extending from Indianapolis to Chicago, which brought more people to the town, then known as “Fisher’s Switch” or “Fishers Station.” In 1908, the post office officially changed the name of Fishers Switch to “Fishers.” A northeast suburb of Indianapolis, Fishers has grown rapidly in recent decades. About 350 people lived there in 1963, 2,000 in 1980, and only 7,500 in 1990. Fishers transitioned to a city in 2015, and its current population has ballooned to over A FORWARD-LEANING ENERGY FISHERS INDIANA ,