Facts About Indiana

Date of Statehood

December 11, 1816 as the 19th state. Click here to read the Indiana State Constitution.

Indiana State Capital

Indianapolis is the state capital of Indiana although the city of Corydon was the state’s capital until 1825.

Lowest Point in Indiana

Posey County – 320 feet above sea level

Highest Point in Indiana

1,257 feet above sea level – called “Hoosier Hill” located in Wayne County

Current Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Eric J. Holcomb (Gov.) & Suzanne Crouch (Lt. Gov.)

Indiana's Population

6.667 million Hoosiers (2017)

Geographic Size of Indiana

Indiana is 35,867 square miles in size. It is the 38th largest state. It is the smallest state west of the Appalachian Mountains.

Indiana's Natural Resources

Southern Indiana has the largest limestone deposit in the world. All the stone on the outside of the Empire State Building is from one quarry outside of Bloomington, Indiana.

Indiana Sports

Typically, Indiana is generally regarded as a ‘basketball’ state, but the first professional baseball game was played in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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