In 1945, a car driven by a Greenfield man collided with a motor section “hand” car operated by a Mt. Comfort man on the New York Central railroad tracks in Maxwell. Two passengers on the latter suffered minor injuries.
In 2008, former President Bill Clinton spoke to about 900 people at Greenfield Middle School. He was campaigning for his wife, then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, days before the Indiana primary.
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In 1976, Indiana Treasurer Jack New of Greenfield lost the Democratic primary for governor to Larry Conrad of Muncie.
In 1980, Greenfield Park Board received 11 bids on a proposed new municipal pool.
In 1954, Dr. Ralph Wilson, who practiced medicine for 57 years in Shirley, died. His office was later moved to the other side of Main Street, next to the Depot Museum, to become another museum.
In 1951, representatives from several community organizations gathered at Riley Park Shelter House to discuss a possible camp for youth of Greenfield. At a previous meeting, William L. “Tubby” Toms and his wife had offered land for this purpose near Westland on Nameless Creek.
In 1876, the City of Greenfield was incorporated.
In 1986, Capt. Malcolm Grass, a former Hancock County sheriff, was shot and killed in the line of duty. Marvin D. Castor was convicted and imprisoned in the slaying; in 2015, he was found dead in his cell.