Happy 200th Birthday Indiana!

Photo Credit Goes To The Library Of Congress/Haines Photo Co. (P.S. If you try to search Indiana on the Library Of Congress, you will get a lot of results). This is 1914 Indianapolis!

Here’s my little celebration of Indiana’s 200 Birthday.

Photo Credit Goes To Me!

200 Years Ago Today (December, 11th, 1816) Indiana was admitted to the Union as the 19th state! Happy Birthday, Indiana! It’s Indiana’s Bicentennial!

Indianan Facts!

  • The 1800 census counted 5,640 people in the Indiana Territory. Today, our population is around 6.5 million people!
  • Indiana was the name given to the Indiana Territory by the United States Congress when Indiana was created from the Northwest Territory in 1800. Indiana means Land of Indians.
  • Our first capital was Corydon!
  • Why are we called Indianapolis? Jeremiah Sullivan, a judge of the Indiana Supreme Court, invented the name Indianapolis. He joined Indiana with polis. “Polis” is the Greek word for city; technically we are called “Indiana City” if you think about it lol.
  • Nickname(s) of Indianapolis: Naptown, 317, Crossroads of America, Racing Capital of the World, and Amateur Sports Capital of the World.
  • Our area code has been 317. Now we are adding 463 because we have so many numbers!
  • Indiana is 270 miles long and 140 miles wide. Longitude: 84° 49' W to 88° 4' W Latitude: 37° 47' N to 41° 46' N
  • The Indiana state quarter was officially unveiled on August 8, 2002 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Hoosier State’s quarter is centered around a modern “Indy” car calling attention to the world-famous Indianapolis 500 and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • Our teams? Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Indians, and Indy Eleven.

Sources: Library Of Congress

Photo credit goes to “Mo Money Mo Problems.” 2016 Indianapolis

P.S. I was born in Altanta, Georgia. But I call Indiana home.

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