We just opened our newest salon in Fishers, Indiana! It is quite a different location than Broad Ripple, but I am loving the small-town feel and the change of pace. A lot of people have asked, “Why Fishers?” Besides the easy access off from I-69 and SR 37, here is a list of cool Fishers fun facts:
- In 1802, William Conner settled the land now known as Fishers when he built his log cabin home & a trading post along the White River. His land is now Conner Prairie.
- “Fishers Switch” was the original name. The US Post Office dropped the “Switch” in 1908, making the name just “Fishers.”
- In 1943, the Indianapolis Water Company made Geist Reservoir to protect Indianapolis from a water supply deficit. Later, they wanted to triple the size, but their plan was rejected and homes were built around it instead.
- In 1963, Fishers had a population of 350. In 1989, Fishers population grew to 7,000. In 2000, the population was 38,000. Today, Fishers is still growing at a population of about 77,000. That’s some crazy awesome growth!
- Fishers has won MANY awards in the last decade. Among these, Fishers was named the Safest City in the Nation in 2011. It was also named America’s Best Affordable Suburb in 2010.
- This year, Fishers will officially transition from a town to a city. It will inaugurate its first ever mayor on January 1, 2016.
- Famous Fishers residents are Reggie Miller, Austin Croshere, Alan Henderson, and artist Ken Bloomhorst who’s work is represented in the Smthsonian Institute & the Library of Congress.
- Fishers twin sister city is Billericay, England, UK. Fishers, Indiana has a park called Billericay Park to commemorate this city.
- The Fishers town flag is comprised of Kelly green (representing green fields), Holland blue (representing the skies, Geist & White River), and Weaver white (representing the town’s crossroads of 116th Street & I-69). The angled bar moving upward toward the right represents Fishers’ growth, two gold triangles represent balances that symbolize the Town’s balanced and fair approach to governance.