Welcome to TheseUnitedStates - Indiana
Indiana, our 19th state, was admitted to the Union December 11, 1816. The 2000 census has Indiana's population at 6,080,485, ranking 14th in the US. With a total area of 36,418 square miles, the state ranks 38th in size. Indiana's capital, Indianapolis, is also its largest city.
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Indiana fun facts:
Indiana State Bird: Cardinal
Indiana State Flower: Peony
Indiana State Motto: Crossroads of America
Indiana State Song: On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away
Indiana State Tree: Tulip Poplar
Nickname: Hoosier State
The geographic center of Indiana lies in Boone County, 14 miles NNW of Indianapolis. At 1,257 feet, the highest point in Indiana is located just west of Bethel near the Ohio border. The name Indiana means "land of the Indians."
Brief History: When the first Europeans arrived, Miami, Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Piankashaw, Wea, and Shawnee peoples inhabited the area. In 1731 a French trading post was established at Vincennes. The explorer La Salle arrived in the South Bend area in 1679. A French fort was built At Lafayette in 1717. France ceded the area to Britain in 1763. During the American Revolution, General George Rogers Clark captured Vincennes for the Americans. At war's end, Britain ceded the area to the US.
Indiana Tourist Attractions include Lincoln Log Cabin Historic Site, near Charleston; George Rogers Clark Park, Vincennes; Wyandotte Cave; Tippecanoe Battlefield Memorial Park; Benjamin Harrison Home; Indianapolis 500 raceway and museum, Indianapolis; Indiana Dunes, near Chesterton; National College Football Hall of Fame, South Bend; and Hoosier National Forest in south-central Indiana.