Greenfield, Indiana: A Great Place to Call Home

Greenfield, Indiana, county seat of Hancock County, is a wonderful place to call home; and at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, we are proud to be part of its historic family-oriented culture that embodies Hoosier Hospitality. Stillinger Family Funeral Home and its predecessor, Pasco Memorial Mortuary have served Greenfield and Hancock County residents since 1912, and we look forward to serving our friends and neighbors for generations to come. Here’s a quick overview of the community we know and love, with some links to helpful information:

The Life of Riley

Probably Greenfield’s most famous native son was James Whitcomb Riley, the poet and influential author of children’s classics such as Little Orphant Annie and The Raggedy Man. Wikipedia credits Riley with contributing to the “creation of a midwestern cultural identity” and the “Golden Age of Indiana Literature”. Riley’s hometown strongly influenced his writing; in fact, his often-referenced “Old Swimming Hole” stands today in Riley Park on the east side of town. A statue of James Whitcomb Riley stands on the courthouse lawn; and each year in October, the town holds Riley Days, a festival named for the poet. Chancy Pasco, forebear of what is now Stillinger Family Funeral Home was honored to be invited to assist in Riley’s funeral in 1918. Today, Greenfield is home to the Riley Home Museum on Main Street.

The National Road

Main Street in Greenfield is part of US Route 40, also known as the Historic National Road. Constructed through Hancock County around 1835, the National Road became a major artery that served to connect the expanding Midwest with the growing urban eastern parts of the country. The heart of town expands from the intersection of US 40 and SR 9 (Main and State Streets). Naturally, pioneers who traveled the National Road in pre-Civil War days would be astounded by the growth of the once-quaint community in all directions.

Growing Businesses Serving a Growing Community and Beyond

Many businesses call Greenfield, Indiana home, from the smallest mom-and-pop shops to some of the largest and most successful operations in Indiana. Here are just a few of the well-known brands with operations in the Greenfield area:

  • Covance, one of the world’s largest research organizations, has a major facility here, purchased from Eli Lilly in 2008. Covance continues to serve Eli Lilly and other pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients from the Greenfield site.
  • Eli Lilly remains in the area through its Elanco division, which manufactures animal health products.
  • Avery Dennison is another large area manufacturer, serving businesses of all sizes with its well-known adhesive labels and adhesive-backed films.
  • Stanley Black & Decker maintains operations in the area manufacturing and assembling industrial products and tools.
  • University Loft Company, manufacturer of college dorm room furniture as well as furnishings for the military market

Everything You Want and Need in a Hometown Community

Greenfield, Indiana continues to evolve and grow, but one thing never changes: this community has everything you would ever want in a place for your family to call home. From parks and trails to stores and restaurants; from respected schools and churches to great places to work and live, Greenfield has it all – and we at Stillinger Family Funeral Home are proud to be longstanding citizens of this Hancock County, Indiana haven. To learn more about Greenfield, Hancock County, and all we offer, check out these links:

And to learn more about the how Stillinger Family Funeral Home helps families live well again after experiencing a time of loss, contact us at (317) 462-5536.

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