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SPEEDWAY : www.townofspeedway.org
Known as the “Racing Capital of the World”, Speedway is a separate town within Marion County. However, despite the town being only 7 miles from the center of The Circle City, it still maintains independence with its own police and fire departments, Town Hall, public library, utilities departments, and school system. Unlike many of Indianapolis’ surrounding communities, Speedway has a growing number of single residents and many of its homes were built in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Town of Speedway is located 7 miles from Indianapolis and 6 miles from the Indianapolis International Airport.
POPULATION (figures based on 2000 Census)
City : 12,881
County : 860,454 – Marion County
Electric : Indianapolis Power & Light 317-261-8261
Gas : Citizens Gas 317-924-3311
Water : Indianapolis Water 317-639-1501
Sewage : Speedway Sewer 317-248-1446
Telephone : AT&T 800-742-8771
Facts : Indianapolis is the largest city in the United States with a consolidated county-wide government.
Under this consolidation, a mayor and city-council of 29 members are elected every four years in county-wide balloting.
The four cities of Beech Grove, Lawrence, Southport and Speedway (all located in Marion County) are not under the direct control of consolidated government, but voters in those cities are eligible to vote for the Indianapolis mayor and council members.
This unique system, known as Unigov, became effective January 1, 1970 and has become a model of efficient metropolitan government.
The chief administrative officer of Franklin Township is called the Township Trustee. There is also a Township Assessor and a Township Advisory Board. Among the duties of township government are the assessment of taxable property.
Police : Speedway Police Department – Consists of 3 police commissioners, 31 officers, 3 civilian employees and 19 reserve officers. 317-244-9543
Marion County Sheriff’s Department 317-231-8200
Indiana State Police 800-225-8576
Fire Department : Indianapolis Fire Department 317-244-9543
Post Office : United States Post Office 800-275-8777
Library : Speedway Public Library 317-243-8959
Town Hall : Speedway Town Hall 1450 N. Lynhurst
MEDICAL (E)=Emergency Number
Indianapolis : Indiana University Hospital 550 University
Indianapolis : St. Vincent Hospital 2001 W. 86th St.
317-338-2121 (E)
Indianapolis : St. Vincent Women’s Hospital -Indianapolis 8111 Township Line Rd.
Community Hospitals East: 317-355-1411
North: 317-621-6262
South: 317-887-7000
Indianapolis : Indianapolis Star 317-444-4000
Indianapolis : Indianapolis Business Journal 317-634-6200
Indianapolis : Indianapolis International Airport Call specific airlines
SCHOOLS (Various private and parochial schools also serve this area)
Websites : Department of Education 317-272-2920
Websites : www.speedway.k12.in.us 317-272-2920
Elementary : Allison Elementary 317-244-9836
Elementary : Fisher Elementary 317-241-6543
Elementary : Newby Elementary 317-241-0572
Elementary : Wheeler Elementary 317-291-4274
Junior High : Speedway Junior High 317-244-3359
High School : Speedway High School 317-244-7238
Superintendent : 317-244-0236 317-244-0236
Most major faiths are represented in or near Speedway.
The town’s very first 500-Mile Race took place in 1911 and since then the Brickyard 400 and the United States Grand Prix have been added to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s list of lucrative events. Today, the 2.5-mile rectangular track is built on over 500 acres of ground and is the largest, permanent-seating sports venue in the world . The Speedway Museum and Hall of Fame houses memorabilia from over a half century of 500-Mile Race history. In addition to racing, Speedway has several golf courses, a country club, community centers, tennis courts and racquet clubs.

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