Last updated on May 30th, 2020
36. The first settlers of Indiana were French Catholics at Vincennes?
37. The first Union Station was built here in Indianapolis and was opened on September 20, 1853?
38. Before Indianapolis, until 1825, Corydon was the capital of Indiana.
39. Columbus is located just 40 miles south of Indianapolis and 70 miles north of Louisville.
40. The American Institute of Architects has ranked Columbus, Indiana at the sixth spot in the nation for architectural innovation and design, right behind Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Moreover, the city also has hundreds of acres in a city park system which is also ranked number one in the country by the National Recreation and Park Association for cities the size of Columbus.
41. Did you know that the land which is now Columbus was known as Tiptonia, named in honor of General Tipton who along with Luke Bonesteel bought the land in 1820? The town’s name was changed to Columbus on March 20, 1821.
42. On May 7, 1919, Indianapolis hosted Welcome Home Day for returning WWI soldiers. On this day, the returning soldiers reunited with their family members and were served boxed lunches by the Salvation Army and Eastern Star. A huge parade was also organized and the soldiers were served a pint of coffee before and after the parade. This year (2019) marked the 100th anniversary of the day.
43. Did you know that there is a town in corn belt in Indiana called “Popcorn”? The town is famous for the production of popcorn that is free of growth hormones.
Indiana – quick facts and state symbols
List Of 50 U.S. States And Their Capital
|State Size||Total (Land + Water): 36,418 sq miles; Land Only: 35,867 sq miles|
(Estimate July 1, 2018 from United States Census Bureau)
|Statehood||December 11, 1816|
|State rank by population||17th|
|State rank by date of formation||19th|
|State rank by area||38th|
|Number of Counties||92
Complete list of 50 states and number of counties in each
|Bordering States||Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio|
|Highest Point||Hoosier Hill
1,257 ft (383 m)
|Lowest point||Confluence of Ohio River and Wabash River
320 ft (97 m)
|Mean elevation||700 feet above sea level|
|Length||270 miles (435 km)|
|Width||140 miles (225 km)|
|Governor||Eric Holcomb (R)|
|Lieutenant Governor||Suzanne Crouch (R)|
|State Motto||The Crossroads of America|
|State Nickname||Hoosier State|
|Nobel Prize Winners||Eric F. Wieschaus (Physiology or Medicine, 1995)
Ferid Murad (Physiology or Medicine, 1998)
Joseph E. Stiglitz (Economic Sciences, 2001)
Richard R. Schrock (Chemistry, 2005)
Harold C. Urey (Chemistry, 1934)
Wendell M. Stanley (Chemistry, 1946)
Paul A. Samuelson (Economic Sciences, 1970)
Philip W. Anderson (Physics, 1977)
|Famous people||Chris Doleman (Pro Football player)
Chuck Klein (Baseball player)
George McGinnis (Basket ball player)
Jenna Fischer (Actress)
Michael Jackson (singer songwriter, and dancer)
|State Insect||Say's Firefly|
|State Tree||Tulip tree|
|Longitude||84° 47′ W to 88° 6′ W|
|Latitude||37° 46′ N to 41° 46′ N|
|Time Zone||Eastern Time Zone, Central Time Zone|
|Area Codes||219, 260, 317, 574, 765, 812|
|Table last updated||June 8, 2020|