Place:Westfield, Hamilton, Indiana, United States

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NameWestfield
Alt namesWestvillesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18018331
TypeTown
Coordinates40.032°N 86.129°W
Located inHamilton, Indiana, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Westfield is a city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. In the year 2010 United States Census, the population was 30,068. Westfield is in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area.

History

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Westfield was founded on May 6, 1834, by North Carolina Quakers—Asa Bales, Ambrose Osborne and Simon Moon. (Some sources say Simon Barker and Nathan Parker were also founders, but the original plat record shows only the first three men). It is believed that the town was planned as a stop on the Underground Railroad with many families of the Religious Society of Friends and the Wesleyan Methodist Church supporting the cause. When the laws against aiding escaped slaves were harshened, part of the Westfield Quaker Friends Meeting House split into the Anti-Slavery Friends meeting. [1]

On January 1, 2008, the town of Westfield incorporated; and Andy Cook was sworn in as Mayor.[2] With recent annexations in southern Washington Township and rapid population growth in areas already occupied by the pre-existing town, the City government estimates Westfield's population to be at roughly 30,000 residents. Because of the growing size of the city, officials are planning a major revitalization of city's downtown. New additions to downtown Westfield are expected to include a new library and city hall. [3]

Westfield recently annexed the community of Jolietville into its borders.

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