The History of the Kennedy-King Neighborhood

Kennedy-King

Neighborhood Association

Indianapolis, Indiana


The Kennedy-King neighborhood dates back to the 1800s and is rich in architectural history. However, the name

Kennedy-King came about on April 4, 1968, with the tragic assassinated of Dr. Martin Luther

King Jr. On that cold and dreary April evening, Robert Kennedy was scheduled in Indianapolis

to give a campaign speech. Instead, he delivered a word of encouragement to a city that was

broken from the devastating news. Thus a historical landmark was created and the name of a

great neighborhood was designated. Kennedy-King is one of Indianapolis’ fastest growing urban

neighborhoods. With a population of under a thousand with less than four hundred households,

Kennedy-King is a quiet and unique neighborhood to be a part of in the country’s 12th largest

city.