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Notable People of Greenfield: Racers, Pitchers, and Poets

There are a number of well-known and famous people from Greenfield, a smallish satellite city of Indiana, one of the many that orbit around its capital, Indianapolis. By far the most famous Greenfield resident, however, is James Whitcomb Riley, also known as “The Hoosier Poet,” for whom Riley Park, the Riley House Restaurant, the Riley Festival and the important Riley Hospital for Children have been named.

The Midwest city of Greenfield, Indiana has produced other notable citizens, however. Below is a list of well-known and famous people from Greenfield.

Brad DeReamer is the current Mayor of Greenfield, where he has been a resident since 1973. Mayor DeReamer is a Republican, and the founder of several Greenfield businesses.
Mark Dismore made his mark as a driver in the Indianapolis Racing League (IRL) and other famous auto racing venues.
Jaycie Phelps was on the United States Women’s Gymnastic Team for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.
James Whitcomb Riley, the Hoosier poet of the United States, is best known for his poem, “Little Orphan Annie.”
Kyle Gibson – Though he’s currently just a minor league player, Greenfield, Indiana resident Kyle Gibson looks like he has the talent to be a rising star in Major League Baseball. Gibson currently plays with the Minnesota Twins’ AAA team.

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