Greenwood is located in the state of Indiana and a city in Johnson County. It shares a border with Indianapolis and is considered as a populous municipality that is in the southern Indianapolis Metropolitan Area. The area where the present-day Greenwood was inhabited by the Delaware Indians or the Lenape. The Treaty of St. Mary’s in 1818 was opened in the central part of Indiana to European American settlement, and the first cabin that is in northern Johnson County was erected in 1823 by John B. and Isaac Smock. The area was first called Smocktown or Smock’s Settlement after the Smock Brothers and was then renamed to Greenfield in 1825, however, it was found that there is another settlement that is located in Hancock County, thus, the change of the name to Greenwood.
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