Thursday, June 9

Facts about Indiana

Indiana Facts

Learn facts about Indiana for kids.

Are you from Indiana? Are you ready to learn some cool facts about Indiana if you aren't? I love learning facts about the different states. I would like to share some of those cool facts with you! I will be posting facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week, we posted facts about Illinois. This week, we are posting cool facts about Indiana. You will learn about Indiana's state flag, bird, and other facts.

Did you know that Indiana was the 19th state to join the union? Yes, that is certainly correct! Indiana officially joined the union on December 11, 1816! Indiana is located in the Northeast Midwestern region of the United States. Indiana is bordered by four (4) states: Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan. Lake Michigan borders Indiana on the Northwest upper side of the state. Indiana is the thirty-eighth (38th) largest state in the United States. Indiana is a big state. About 6,805,985 people are living in Indiana. Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana.


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Facts about Indiana:

1. Indiana is known for a few things: the Indianapolis 500, the University of Notre Dame, and farmlands. The nickname for the state of Indiana is The Hoosier State. The Hoosier State is Indiana’s official nickname. The Hoosier State became Indiana’s official nickname sometime in the 1830s or before. The Indiana state motto is Crossroads of America. The Indiana state motto was adopted in 1937. The abbreviation for Indiana is IN.

2. Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana. It officially became the capital sometime in 1825 and has an estimated population of around 887,642 people.

3. The Indiana state bird is the northern cardinal. Indiana, Illinois, and a few other states have the north cardinal as their state bird. The Northern Cardinal was chosen as the state bird for Indiana in 1933. The Indiana male northern cardinal is a beautiful bright red color with some black around its beak and on its wings. The female northern cardinal is light pale brown-grayish with some light red color on its wings, head, and tail.

4. The Indiana official state flower is the peony, also known as the paeony. This flowering plant can be found growing throughout the state and starts blooming during the spring months. It is a beautiful flower!! The peony became Indiana’s official state flower in 1957.

5. Indiana’s state flag was officially adopted on May 11, 1917. The flag was designed by Paul Hadley. Paul Hadley lived in Mooresville, Indiana. The gold/yellow torch on the flag stands for liberty and enlightenment. The 13 gold stars that form a circle around the torch represent the original 13 colonies. The additional five gold stars refer to the 14th through the 18th states that joined the union. The biggest gold star above the torch on the flag represents Indiana, the 19th state to join the union. How many gold stars are there on the flag in total?

6. Some crops grown in Indiana are corn, hay, potatoes, soybeans, tomatoes, and wheat.

7. A few places to visit in Indiana are Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, located in Santa Claus, Indiana, Indiana Dunes National Park, and Bluespring Caverns Park.

8. Some animals that live in Indiana are beavers, black bears, chipmunks, little brown bats, southern flying squirrels, and white-footed mice.

9. Indiana can get very hot and cold, depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature recorded in Indiana was 116 degrees Fahrenheit in Collegeville, Indiana, on July 14, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Indiana was -36 degrees (36 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in New Whiteland, Indiana, on January 19, 1994.


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Books about Indiana:

1. Blue's Road Trip Through Indiana by Trey Mock

2. Night-Night Indiana Board book by Katherine Sully

3. H is for Hoosier: An Indiana Alphabet by Bruce Langton

4. I Love You as Big as Indiana Board book by Rose Rossner

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