Zionsville Mayor John Stehr

A Warm Welcome From Zionsville Mayor John Stehr

We’re proud of our town, and when you spend a little time here, I think you will see why.

It’s not just the unique brick-street business district, diverse dining options and coffee shops. You’ll also likely notice our best asset – the people who live and work here. In Zonsvilile, we hold dear our small-town identity, even though, at more than 67 square miles, we are among the largest municipalities in the state. Whether you spend time in our charming Village, our newer subdivisions or rural areas, you will find neighbors who know each other by name. In Zionsville, when we say we live in a community, it is not just a noun. It’s also a verb.

Businesses thrive here and we have big plans to make our town even more vibrant in the coming years. At its core, Zionsville strives to be the place where our neighbors and visitors want to live, work, learn, play and retire. It is our guiding principle for the 21st century – and beyond.

We are proud of our award-winning school system, which includes six elementary schools, two middle schools and Zionsville Community High School, home of the Eagles!

If nature is your passion, we offer a park system that covers more than 700 acres, including the Big 4 Rail Trail, which connects our north and south borders, and offers easy access to neighborhoods and parks along the way. It’s a favorite of runners and bikers, and is the perfect place to take a stroll with friends, colleagues, partners, children and pets.

Even today, it’s not hard to imagine Zionsville in 1852, when local landowner Elijah Cross platted out the town and named it after his business partner, William Zion. Within a few years writers were talking about our beautiful environment, the business enterprise and moral character of our people, and the fact that we had one of the finest schoolhouses in the state. President-Elect Abraham Lincoln stopped here in 1861 and spoke to our citizens from the back of his train. His funeral train came through just four years later, when our people came out to honor our nation’s fallen leader. Where we have been as a town is important to us, and Zionsville’s rich history will always inform its future.

On behalf of our nearly 35,000 residents, please allow me to welcome you to our town, whether you are here for a visit or to become neighbors. The smiles you will see are as real as the bricks on our historic main street.

If there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable, please reach out to me and our fantastic town staff. Our motto is “Zionsville. For all the right reasons.” I hope you find many reasons to love our town as much as we do.



John Stehr
Mayor of Zionsville

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