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Southport is an Excluded City in Marion County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,712 at the 2010 census.
The area that is now known as Southport was a wooded area until the first European American settlers arrived in the 1820s. Early settlers included Jacob Smock and Randall Litzey in 1822, Samuel Brewer in 1823, Benjamin McFarland in 1826, and Samuel and Mary Bryan in 1828. Mary Bryan is remembered as one of the first European American women to cross the Cumberland Mountains. By 1828 Southport was a stagecoach stop on the Madison-Indianapolis road. Southport claims it was founded in 1832. The town was platted in 1852.
In 1847 the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad was opened through Southport, increasing traffic to and through the town, and bringing increased development. By 1884 the population reached 388. By 1960 it was 892.