State of Indiana

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10 Largest Cities in Indiana

  1. Indianapolis

  2. Fort Wayne

  3. Evansville

  4. South Bend

  5. Bloomington

  6. Fishers

  7. Carmel

  8. Hammond

  9. Gary

  10. Muncie

Indiana State Facts

  • List of Counties

  • List of Towns

  • Points of Interest

  • Capital: Indianapolis

  • Largest city: Indianapolis

  • Highest point: Hoosier Hill, 1,257 ft (383 m)

  • Lowest point: Confluence of Ohio River and Wabash River, 320 ft

  • Admission to Union: December 11, 1816 (19th)

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Indiana State Information

  • The state's name means "Land of the Indians", or "Indian Land"

  • In Indianapolis, The Slippery Noodle Inn was originally founded in 1850 as the Tremont House. It is Indiana's oldest, continually operated bar in the original building

  • Santa Claus, Indiana receives over 500,000+ letters at Christmas time

  • Before you go fishing, check your gear because it is illegal to catch a fish with dynamite, firearms, a crossbow or your bare hands

  • It is illegal for a man to be sexually aroused in public.

  • Parke County has 32 covered bridges and is the Covered Bridge Capital of the world

  • 5 elected Vice Presidents have been from Indiana

  • Wabash, Indiana was the first electrically lighted city in the World.

Indiana Points of Interest

Indiana Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Indiana, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

Indiana State Counties

92 Counties in Indiana

  1. Adams County

  2. Allen County

  3. Bartholomew County

  4. Benton County

  5. Blackford County

  6. Boone County

  7. Brown County

  8. Carroll County

  9. Cass County

  10. Clark County

  11. Clay County

  12. Clinton County

  13. Crawford County

  14. Daviess County

  15. Dearborn County

  16. Decatur County

  17. DeKalb County

  18. Delaware County

  19. Dubois County

  20. Elkhart County

  21. Fayette County

  22. Floyd County

  23. Fountain County

  24. Franklin County

  25. Fulton County

  26. Gibson County

  27. Grant County

  28. Greene County

  29. Hamilton County

  30. Hancock County

  31. Harrison County

  32. Hendricks County

  33. Henry County

  34. Howard County

  35. Huntington County

  36. Jackson County

  37. Jasper County

  38. Jay County

  39. Jefferson County

  40. Jennings County

  41. Johnson County

  42. Knox County

  43. Kosciusko County

  44. LaGrange County

  45. Lake County

  46. LaPorte County

  47. Lawrence County

  48. Madison County

  49. Marion County

  50. Marshall County

  51. Martin County

  52. Miami County

  53. Monroe County

  54. Montgomery County

  55. Morgan County

  56. Newton County

  57. Noble County

  58. Ohio County

  59. Orange County

  60. Owen County

  61. Parke County

  62. Perry County

  63. Pike County

  64. Porter County

  65. Posey County

  66. Pulaski County

  67. Putnam County

  68. Randolph County

  69. Ripley County

  70. Rush County

  71. Saint Joseph County

  72. Scott County

  73. Shelby County

  74. Spencer County

  75. Starke County

  76. Steuben County

  77. Sullivan County

  78. Switzerland County

  79. Tippecanoe County

  80. Tipton County

  81. Union County

  82. Vanderburgh County

  83. Vermillion County

  84. Vigo County

  85. Wabash County

  86. Warren County

  87. Warrick County

  88. Washington County

  89. Wayne County

  90. Wells County

  91. White County

  92. Whitley County

Our Story

The state of Indiana was inducted into the U.S. As an official state on December 11th, 1816 and was the 19th state admitted into the country. Indiana is the 15th ranked state in terms of population with roughly 6.5 million people residing in the state, and it is ranked the 38th most extensive state in the country. The capital of Indiana is Indianapolis which is also the largest city in the state, and happens to be the second largest state capital of all the states in the country, and is the largest state capital located on the east side of the Mississippi River.

Indiana was first inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years, far before it actually became a territory. Perhaps the best preserved ancient earthwork mound sites in the country can be found in the state. The name of the state has the meaning “Land of the Indians” or “Indian Land”, and dates back to the 1760s. Indiana's northern region was first settled by people from New York and New England, while the central area was inhabited by people migrating from mid-Atlantic states, and the southern end of the state was inhabited by people primarily from Tennessee and Kentucky.

The economy in the state present day is very diverse, with an overall gross state product worth $214 billion in 2005 alone. Indiana also has man metropolitan areas housing populations over 100,000 as well as several smaller cities or towns. There are also many major sports teams and events located in the state such as the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacer's, Indianapolis 500, Purdue Boilermakers, Indiana Hoosiers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and the Butler Bulldogs. Indiana also is known for its several college universities which are ranked with the best in the country such as Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, and Indiana University.

Indiana has a few major rivers running through or along it which include the Ohio River, White River, Tippecanoe River, and Wabash River. The states highest point of elevation is Hoosier Hill with a peak height of 1,257 feet above sea level. The state motto is known as “The Crossroads of America” and the state song is “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away”. The state bird of Indiana is the Cardinal, and the state flower is the Peony, while the state tree is the Tulip Tree. Whether it is the education, the economy or the sports, Indiana is clearly one of the more popular states in the country and continue to be a core part of the countries backbone.

In Southern Indiana is one of the richest deposits of top-quality limestone found on earth. New York City's Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center as well as the Pentagon, the U.S. Treasury, and other government buildings in Washington D.C. as well as 14 state capitals around the US are built from Indiana limestone

Indiana has 16 coal-fired power generating stations. Each can produce at least one megawatt of electricity.

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