Indiana History, Geography, Population, State Facts

Great Seal of the State of Indiana

Adopted in 1963.

Versions of this pioneer scene have been used on Indiana seals since territorial days. They are found on official papers as early as 1801. A seal was provided for in both the 1816 and 1851 state constitutions. The 1963 General Assembly gave legal sanction to this design and provided an official description (IC 1-2-4). The elements are a woodsman, buffalo, sycamore trees, hills and a setting sun; leaves of the state tree are in the border design.


First explored for France by Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, in 1679–1680, the region figured importantly in the Franco-British struggle for North America that culminated with British victory in 1763. George Rogers Clark led American forces against the British in the area during the Revolutionary War and, prior to becoming a state, Indiana was the scene of frequent Indian uprisings until the victories of Gen. Anthony Wayne at Fallen Timbers in 1794 and Gen. William Henry Harrison at Tippecanoe in 1811.

During the 19th century, Indiana was the site of several experimental communities, including those established by George Rapp and Robert Owen at New Harmony.

Capital City: Indianapolis

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Area: 36420 sq.mi, 38th   Land 35870 sq. mi., 38th   Water 550 sq.mi., 39th   Great Lakes 235 sq.mi., 8th

Area Codes: Indiana

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Bird: Northern Cardinal

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Climate: Indiana

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Constitution: 19th State

Counties: Indiana

County Profile: County Map   92 Counties

Courts: Judicial System

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Department of: Education •  Certification | Indiana State University | Indiana University System | Purdue University System | University of Notre Dame Founded in 1842, Notre Dame.

Driving: BMV

Economy: Agriculture: Corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, dairy products, eggs. Industry: Steel, electric equipment, transportation equipment, chemical products, petroleum and coal products, machinery.

Flag: Indiana (IN)

Flower: Peony  Paeonia

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Geographic Center: Boone, 14 miles northwest of Indianapolis

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Ghost Towns: Ghost Towns

Governor: Office of Governor

Highest Point: Hoosier Hill; 1,257 feet, 44th

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History: History Timeline

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Lowest Point: Southwest boundry; 320 feet, 35th

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Motto:The crossroads of America

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Name:  Indiana name Origin "Land of the Indians"

National Forest: Indiana

Population: Quick facts   6,080,485; 14th - 12/00

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