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Knightstown is a small town located in Henry County along the Big Blue River in central Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the population was 2,148 residents. Knightstown was made famous in the 1986 movie, "Hoosiers." The historic 1950s era Hoosier Gym was used in the filming of the movie. There is a museum in the town dedicated to the movie and Indiana high school basketball. Knightstown is also the birthplace of aviation's pioneer, Wilbur Wright. Knightstown hosts two annual festivals. Jubilee Days held in early-mid June and The Hoosier Fall Festival held in September. Knightstown also hosts an annual car show and a music series on the town square. The Hoosier Gym also hosts Indianas best high school basketball players in the annual Hoosier Classic. Indiana is often called the "Crossroads of America," and Henry County is home to many small towns, where no one is a stranger and that old-fashioned, friendly hometown feeling is alive and well. The Old National Road, also known as U.S. 40, is the oldest highway, cutting across the entire southern part of the county. Interstate 70 was built in the late 1960's and is a major thoroughfare today. Knightstown is within a short drive from major urban areas such as Indianapolis and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Surrounding areas: Nashville, Indiana (11.6 mi), Muncie, Indiana (28.5 mi), Noblesville, Indiana (30.9 mi), Chesterton, Indiana (32.9 mi), Alexandria, Indiana (33.2 mi), Indianapolis, Indiana (33.6 mi), Brookville Lake, Indiana (37.3 mi)

Knightstown Vacation Rentals

Knightstown Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Raintree Inn2836 S St Rd 3New Castle, IN10.4 mi.(765) 521-0100
Liberty Motel1039 E Main StGreenfield, IN12.2 mi.(317) 462-5555
Holiday Inn Express24 E Executive DrNew Castle, IN12.4 mi.(765) 529-0345
Super 8 New Castle5243 South State Rd 3New Castle, IN12.4 mi.(765) 987-8205
Holiday Inn Express320 Conrad Harcourt WayRushville, IN12.7 mi.(765) 932-2999
Comfort Inn Greenfield178 E Martindale DrGreenfield, IN12.9 mi.(317) 467-9999
Holiday Inn Express-greenfield2070 N State StGreenfield, IN13.0 mi.(317) 467-0999
Quality Inn & Suites2270 N State StGreenfield, IN13.0 mi.(317) 462-7112
Super 8 Motel2100 N StateGreenfield, IN13.0 mi.(317) 462-8899
New Castle Inn2005 S Memorial DrNew Castle, IN13.7 mi.(765) 529-1670
Howard Hughes Motor Lodge1310 W Main StGreenfield, IN14.0 mi.(317) 462-4493
Comfort Inn2229 E 59th StAnderson, IN19.1 mi.(765) 649-3000
Fairfield Inn Anderson2205 E 59TH StAnderson, IN19.1 mi.(765) 644-4422
Lees Inn2114 E 59TH StAnderson, IN19.1 mi.(765) 649-2500
Super 8 Motel2215 E 59th StAnderson, IN19.1 mi.(765) 642-2222
Days Inn5901 Scatterfield RdAnderson, IN19.2 mi.(765) 649-0451
Garden Hotel5920 Scatterfield RdAnderson, IN19.2 mi.(765) 644-2581
Motel 65810 Scatterfield RdAnderson, IN19.3 mi.(765) 642-9023
Mar-jon Motel1327 E 53RD StAnderson, IN19.8 mi.(765) 644-7766
Anderson Country Inn5836 Pendleton AveAnderson, IN20.0 mi.(765) 643-7777
Quality Inn1836 E 46th StAnderson, IN20.3 mi.(765) 641-9980
Ramada Inn-shelbyville1810 N Riley HwyShelbyville, IN20.6 mi.(317) 392-3221
Hampton Inn Shelbyville59 East Rampart StShelbyville, IN21.6 mi.(317) 398-9100
Holiday Inn Express68 E Rampart StShelbyville, IN21.6 mi.(317) 398-0472
Comfort Inn Shelbyville36 W Rampart StShelbyville, IN21.7 mi.(317) 398-8044
Comfort Inn36 W RampartShelbyville, IN21.7 mi.(317) 398-8044
Super 8 Motel20 Rampart RdShelbyville, IN21.7 mi.(317) 392-6239
Super 8 Motel15701 W Commerce RdDaleville, IN22.1 mi.(765) 378-0888
Debonair Motel5881 SR 67 & US 36Mccordsville, IN22.4 mi.(317) 335-2347
Rasher Motel1835 E Michigan RdShelbyville, IN22.6 mi.(317) 392-2585
Hampton Inn2312 Hampton Inn DrAnderson, IN22.9 mi.(765) 622-0700
Woodridge Inn3700 Western AveConnersville, IN22.9 mi.(765) 825-4800
Heim HotelSR 1 NConnersville, IN23.1 mi.(765) 825-5118
Holiday Inn & RestaurantSR #9Shelbyville, IN23.2 mi.(317) 392-3221
Lee's Inn2880 E SR 44Shelbyville, IN23.2 mi.(317) 392-2299
6 & 7 Motel11551 Pendleton PikeIndianapolis, IN23.7 mi.(317) 823-4415
Comfort Inn & Suites5755 N German Church RdIndianapolis, IN24.2 mi.(317) 823-7700
Hill Top Motel4701 S Walnut StMuncie, IN25.7 mi.(765) 288-3696
In Town Suites Indianapolis East2301 Post DrIndianapolis, IN25.9 mi.(317) 890-8966
Kendall Inn & Conference Retreat5830 N Post RdIndianapolis, IN26.1 mi.(317) 638-6000

Knightstown Weather & Climate

The Central portion of Indiana , called the Till Plains, lies to the south of the Great Lakes Plains. It's part of the great Midwestern Corn Belt and is characterized by low hills and valleys. The climate is classified as humid-continental with four distinct seasons. Winters are cold, sometimes bitterly so, and summers are warm and humid. Monthly average temperatures range from a high of 88.8 degrees in summer to a low of 15.8 degrees in winter. The transition from cold to hot weather can produce an active spring with thunderstorms and tornadoes. Autumn is favored by many residents as a pleasant time of the year with lower humidity than the other seasons, and mostly sunny skies.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 33°F 16°F 2.60 in. -
February 38°F 20°F 2.25 in. -
March 49°F 29°F 3.10 in. -
April 61°F 40°F 4.13 in. -
May 72°F 51°F 4.92 in. -
June 81°F 60°F 4.42 in. -
July 85°F 64°F 4.09 in. -
August 83°F 62°F 3.67 in. -
September 77°F 54°F 2.96 in. -
October 65°F 42°F 2.77 in. -
November 51°F 32°F 3.71 in. -
December 38°F 22°F 2.93 in. -

Knightstown Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Mettel Field (CEV) located about 22 miles southeast of Knightstown in Connersville, Indiana, Delaware County Johnson Field (MIE) located approximately 31 miles north of Knightstown in Muncie, Indiana, the Indianapolis International airport (IND) located roughly 41 miles west of Knightstown in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International airport (CVG) located around 69 miles southeast of Knightstown in Covington, Kentucky, and finally the James M Cox Dayton International airport (DAY) located about 69 miles east of Knightstown in Dayton, Ohio.

Knightstown Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN33.6 mi.
Riverside ParkIndianapolisIN33.6 mi.
Stricker's GroveRossOH57.4 mi.
Old IndianaThorntownIN61.7 mi.
LeSourdsville Lake Amusement ParkMiddletownOH63.1 mi.
Coney IslandCincinnatiOH71.9 mi.
WonderparkCincinnatiOH71.9 mi.
Paramount's Kings IslandKings MillsOH74.5 mi.
Water Parks
The Beach WaterparkMasonOH71.4 mi.
Parky's Pirate Cove/Miami Whitewater ForestCincinnatiOH71.9 mi.
Surf Cincinnati Water ParkCincinnatiOH71.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Royal Hylands Golf ClubKnightstownIN 
Bass Lake Golf CourseKnoxIN1.8 mi.
Golf Club of Brown CountyNashvilleIN10.8 mi.
Salt Creek Golf ClubNashvilleIN10.8 mi.
Greenfield Country ClubGreenfieldIN11.8 mi.
Arrowhead Golf CourseGreenfieldIN12.4 mi.
Shekinah on the BrandywineGreenfieldIN12.4 mi.
Antlers Pointe Golf ClubRushvilleIN14.3 mi.
Twin Lakes Camp Conference CenterHillsboroIN15.4 mi.
Idlewold Golf ClubPendletonIN17.6 mi.
Arbor Trace Golf CourseMarionIN18.5 mi.
Lakeview Golf CourseMarionIN18.5 mi.
Shady Hills Golf ClubMarionIN18.5 mi.
Walnut Creek Golf CourseMarionIN18.5 mi.
Winding Branch Golf CourseCambridge CityIN18.9 mi.
Links Golf ClubNew PalestineIN19.5 mi.
Hartley Hills Country ClubHagerstownIN21.0 mi.
Cypress Run Golf CourseFranklinIN21.5 mi.
Legends of Indiana Golf CourseFranklinIN21.5 mi.
Grandview Golf CourseAndersonIN22.6 mi.
Killbuck Golf CourseAndersonIN22.6 mi.
Meadowbrook Golf CourseAndersonIN22.6 mi.
Elks Blue River Country ClubShelbyvilleIN23.0 mi.
TriCounty Golf ClubMiddletownIN24.0 mi.
Valley View Golf CourseMiddletownIN24.0 mi.
Brockway Golf ClubLapelIN24.7 mi.
Players Club Woodland TrailsYorktownIN25.9 mi.
Wooded View Golf CourseClarksvilleIN26.0 mi.
Winding Ridge Golf ClubLawrenceIN26.3 mi.
Britton Golf CourseFishersIN27.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski WorldNashvilleIN56.1 mi.
Perfect North SlopesLawrenceburgIN60.6 mi.
Mad River MountainZanesfieldOH104.7 mi.
State Parks
Mounds State ParkIN21.5 mi. 
Whitewater State ParkIN32.7 mi. 
Indiana Basketball Hall of FameNew CastleIN12.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Ball State University Museum of ArtMuncieIN28.5 mi.(Art)
Indiana Transportation MusuemNoblesvilleIN30.9 mi.(Technology)
President Benjamin Harrison HomeIndianapolisIN33.6 mi.(History)
Indiana State MuseumIndianapolisIN33.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Children's Museum of IndianapolisIndianapolisIN33.6 mi.(Children's)
Joseph Moore MuseumRichmondIN33.8 mi.(History)
Wayne County Historical MuseumRichmondIN33.8 mi.(History)
Richmond Art MuseumRichmondIN33.8 mi.(Art)
P.H. Sullivan Museum and Genealogy LibraryZionsvilleIN40.5 mi.(History)
James Dean Memorial GalleryFairmountIN43.3 mi.(History)
Museum of the SoldierPortlandIN52.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Fort Recovery State MuseumFort RecoveryOH58.2 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN33.6 mi.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenCincinnatiOH71.9 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN94.6 mi.
Louisville Zoological GardenLouisvilleKY107.2 mi.

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