The Canal in Broad Ripple

Broad Ripple
The town of Broad Ripple was established on the banks of the White River in 1836 by Jacob Coil. One year later construction of the Canal began. The town of Wellington was platted on the south side of the canal. In 1884 Wellington became part of Broad Ripple. In 1922 the town of Broad Ripple was annexed into Indianapolis.

Today Broad Ripple is known for the ducks on the canal, the Monon Trail, unique shops, dining and nightclubs.

This site was started after finding an original 1922 annexation document and grows as we uncover additional sources of photographs and stories.

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The Broad Ripple Gazette is available at fine shops throughout the Broad Ripple Area.

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Broad Ripple Cloisonne Collector Pins available online and at Artifacts.

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