Welcome To Indiana

The Crossroads of America


Indiana became a state om December 11, 1816. After the war of 1812, the congress was ordered a census of the Indiana Territory to be taken. The pop. was over 63,000 adults living within Indiana. In 1816 Congress put boundaries around the future state Indiana, people from the sate were picked to attend the state constitution.
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Indiana's Nickname

Why is Indiana called the Hoosier State? Well it comes from the word Hoosa which means maze or corn, Hoosier's Men was a term used for the employees of a canal contractor named Hoosier.

State Facts

Abbreviation- IN

Capital- Indianapolis

Largest city- Indianapolis

Area- 36,418

Pop.- 6.597 million

Residents name- Hoosier

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(Back Home Again In) Indiana - Straight No Chaser (Indianapolis 500)

state flag

The Indiana General Assembly adopted the Indiana state flag in 1917. The flag was designed by Paul Hadley of Mooresville as part of Indiana’s centennial celebration flag design contest. The flag has a blue background with yellow symbols. The torch in the middle of the flag represents liberty and enlightenment. The rays illustrate their far-reaching influence. There are a total of 19 stars on the flag, with the outer circle representing the 13 colonies. The stars in a semi-circle stand for the states admitted to the Union prior to Indiana. The star directly above the torch symbolizes Indiana, the 19th state.

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Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson was born on May 16, 1966, in Gary, Indiana.Pop singer who gained attention with her debut album Janet and who became one of the most successful pop artists in history, selling over 150 million records.