Noblesville’s namesake and state founder James Noble honored with wreath laying


In its bicentennial year, the State of Indiana is commemorating one of its founders, James Noble, for whom Noblesville, the Hamilton County seat, is named.

On June 9, a wreath-laying ceremony took place at Noblesville City Hall.

Two hundred years ago, June 10, 1816, 43 men gathered to decide the fate of Indiana Statehood and draft the state’s first constitution. James Noble is said to have played a significant role in the founding of Indiana.

“Noble’s contributions to Indiana and to the nation as the state’s first U.S. Senator were significant” State Archivist Jim Corridan said.

The Indiana Archives and Records Administration worked with local partners, which include Mayor John Ditslear, the City of Noblesville, Hamilton County Tourism and Hamilton County Historian David Heighway. The events honoring the state’s founders is an endorsed project of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.

From June 9 to June 29, the remaining constitutional delegates buried in Indiana will be honored. For a list of these events, visit