Morgan County's only true City, Martinsville is also the county seat, home to the historic red brick Morgan County Courthouse that sits proudly in the center of a revitalized downtown district. This community of about 12,000 is becoming known as a regional destination for its gorgeous, mostly-intact pre-Civil War era downtown district - now filled with a vibrant mix of eateries, retail shops and even outdoor performances. Conveniently located between the world class city of Indianapolis and the quintessential college town of Bloomington, Martinsville is an easy drive to many of Indiana's most popular attractions.
Established in 1822, Martinsville's history includes fascinating stories that include things like mineral water, goldfish and basketball heritage. The area's mineral water sanitariums flourished at the turn of the century, drawing thousands of visitors to partake in the healing properties of the area's artesian mineral water, prompting the city to be known as the City of Mineral Water. Grassyfork Fisheries was established in the area in 1899, and became the largest goldfish hatchery in the country, giving Martinsville the monikker of the Goldfish Capital of the World. The area's basketball heritage is the stuff of Indiana hoops legend, including such names as Glenn Curtis, Jerry Sichting and John R. Wooden (still the "winningest" coach in NCAA history).
Must See Spots:
Martinsville Candy Kitchen
Step into the past with a visit to the Martinsville Candy Kitchen. The business has been located on Main Street in downtown Martinsville for over 100 years, and it continues to delight visitors of all ages with handmade candy canes, chocolates, ice cream and more.
Cedar Creek Winery
Family owned and operated just three miles east downtown Martinsville, Cedar Creek is currently Indiana's only single location that's home to a winery, brewery AND distillery! The site is also home to Cedar Creek Eatery and Cedar Creek Cigars. This fun and beautiful attraction hosts a variety of events throughout the year including the ticketed Drink at the Creek Concert Series, smaller free performances and more.
- October 12, 2023 - October 15, 2023
- December 9, 2023
- July 8, 2024 - July 13, 2024
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