Beech Grove, Indiana

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Beech Grove is a city in Marion County, Indiana, United States. The population was 14,880 at the 2000 census.


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Geography

Beech Grove is located at 39°43′4″N 86°5′29″W / 39.71778°N 86.09139°W / 39.71778; -86.09139 (39.717677, -86.091308).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the City has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.1 km²), all of it land.

The city's elevation, measured in feet above sea level, ranges from 766 (the Beech Creek waterway, where it is crossed by South 9th Avenue) to 845 (the northeastern portion of the Amtrak railroad property). It is higher than that of downtown Indianapolis.

The city contains several small non-navigable waterways. Beech Creek, McFarland Creek, Pullman Creek, and Victory Run all feed into Lick Creek, which (after leaving the City limits) feeds into the West Fork of the White River.

The city is located within parts of four of Marion County's townships. In order of city land size, those townships are Perry, Franklin, Center, and Warren. (In order of city population, the list is Perry, Center, and Franklin; the Warren Township section is uninhabited railroad land.)

The city is one of three towns/cities in the United States with this name. The other two are in Arkansas and Kentucky. There is also a town in Tennessee, which has the name as one word ("Beechgrove").

Transportation

The city has direct access to the Interstate Highway System as it straddles Exit 52 of Interstate 465. It is served by local public bus routes of Indianapolis' IndyGo system. There is no current light-rail or streetcar service, although one existed in the past.

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