What You Should Know About Hancock County

Hancock County, IN is home to a wide range of businesses, families, residents, and organizations. Throughout the towns within the county, people have built homes and businesses, established schools and churches, and organized clubs to ensure the ongoing vibrancy of the region.

From our four-star school districts and wide array of amenities and attractions, Hancock County has a little bit of everything for everyone.  Hancock County’s strong agricultural presence is nestled right next to Indianapolis. One end of the county features the growing communities of New Palestine and McCordsville, while on the other end, fields and farm houses remind Hancock County residents of the pleasantries of country life. In the middle lies Greenfield, a community of approximately 21,000 residents that has seen significant growth in recent memory.

Within the boundaries that make up Hancock County, many amenities are just a short drive away. Spend some time with the kids at Tuttle Orchards or enjoy local beers at one of our two breweries. Take in the arts with a visit to 20 North Gallery, the Riley Home & Museum or a play at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, all located in downtown Greenfield.

The Hancock County Visitors Bureau invites you to take a stroll through our site and read up on some of the major bodies of education, government, and health services to help you decide if you would like to stay, long term:

Cities & Towns

  • Greenfield
  • Fortville
  • McCordsville
  • New Palestine
  • Shirley
  • Wilkinson
  • Charlottesville 
  • Mt. Comfort
  • Spring Lake
  • Philadelphia

Schools Districts

  • Greenfield-Central
    110 W. North St., Greenfield, IN 46140 - (317) 462-4434

  • Mt. Vernon
    1776 W. Ind. 234, Fortville, IN 46040 - (317) 485-3100

  • Southern Hancock
    P.O Box 508, New Palestine, IN 46163 - (317) 861-4463

  • Eastern Hancock
    10370 E. County Road 250 N, Charlottesville, IN 46117 - (317) 936-5444

Clubs & Community Organizations/Churches

Looking to get more involved in the community? Hancock County is home to many community organizations. From non-profit to philanthropic to sports club organizations, you are sure to find great opportunities in the place that you call home.

Check out our annual Discover Hancock County magazine for up to date listings of Hancock County Clubs and Organizations!

New to the area and looking for a new church or religious organization? Discover Hancock County has great information on area churches or you can view this map to see what's nearby!

Hancock County Visitors Bureau Inc.



Greenfield is the seat of Hancock County. As of the 2010 census, 20,602 people resided in the city of Greenfield. 


Cumberland is located on the Western edge of Hancock County and Eastern edge of Marion County. As of the 2010 census, 5,169 people resided in Cumberland.


Fortville is located in the northwestern corner of Hancock County. In 2010, 3,929 people resided in Fortville.


Also in northwestern Hancock County, McCordsville is home to 4,797 residents.

New Palestine

New Palestine is eight miles southeast of Indianapolis in southern Hancock County. As of the 2010 census, 2,065 people resided in New Palestine.


Hancock County features three local Chambers of Commerce, all dedicated to the prosperous growth within Hancock County and its communities.

Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce

  • 1 Courthouse Plaza, Greenfield, IN 46140 
  • (317) 477-4188
  • Website

New Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce

  • 42 E Main St, New Palestine, IN 46163 
  • (317) 861-2345
  • Website

Fortville/McCordsville Area Chamber of Commerce

  • 104 N Main St, Fortville, IN 46040 
  • (317) 485-0410
  • Website

For more information about Hancock County, please call the Hancock County Visitors Bureau at 317-477-8687.