About Noblesville, Indiana
Noblesville is the county seat of Hamilton County in the state of Indiana. The city is located north of Indianapolis, the capital of the state. There are two assumptions on how the city got its name. First, it is said that it was named after Senator James Noble. The second assumption is based on a legend. It might be named after Lavinia Noble of Indianapolis. In 1823, William Conner and Josiah Polk laid out the downtown Noblesville. In the next year, the city was designated as the county seat of Hamilton County and was incorporated in 1851. The city boasts two of the remaining examples of the Second Empire style structures; the Hamilton Countys Sheriffs Residence and the Hamilton County Court House which were built in 1876 and 1879, respectively. They are located in the Court House Square in the downtown area. Another historic building in the place is the Conner Prairie Pioneer Settlement, a history museum and the former home of William Conner. Among the notable residents and natives of the are David Boudia, an Olympic diver; Derek Daly, F1, Indy 500 author, driver; Billy Wease, NASCAR driver; Bryan Clauson, NASCAR driver; Ashley Prange, professional golfer; Rex Stout, creator of Nero Wolfe; William Dudley Pelley, head of the fascist Christian Party and Silver Legion; Matt Bennett, an actor; Steve Wariner, country music singer and songwriter; Scott Haffner, NBA Miami Heat Basketball; Grady Hall, Pro Baseball; and Don Dunker, Coach, Scout, Pro Baseball, Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame.