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Indiana // Indianapolis, IN // Midwest Region // Eastern/Central Time
(The Hoosier State)
Territory established: July 5, 1800
Statehood granted[1]: December 11, 1816 // 19th state
Indiana was formed out of land from the Northwest Territory.
[1] There was a residue of Indiana Territory which continued to exist under that
name from Dec. 11, 1816 until Dec. 3, 1818, when it was attached to Michigan Territory.
[View evolution maps of Indiana]

#4290 // September 2, 2008
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
Indiana State Flag
and tractor with plow
#1966 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
Red Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
and Peony
#1651 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
Indiana State Flag

#996 // June 30, 1950 // Vincennes, IN
Indiana Territory

First Govenor
(in office May 13, 1800 - Dec. 23, 1812)
William Henry Harrison
(* 1773, † 1841),
first Indiana Capitol in Vincennes
#1308 // August 16, 1966 // Corydon, IN
Indiana Statehood

Anniversary seal with
old State Capitol at Corydon
(state capital until 1825), and
map of Indiana with a gold torch
surrounded by nineteen stars

#5091 // June 7, 2016 // Indianapolis, IN
Indiana Statehood
Expansive cornfields at the sunset near
Milford, Kosciusko County, IN
Photograph by Michael Matti
The state's fertile soil has long made it ideal for
crops like corn, which remains a staple of
Indiana's agricultural economy.

#4530 // May 20, 2011 // Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis "Indy 500" Car Racing

Ray Harroun driving #32, the Marmon "Wasp",
in which he won the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911
The famous Indianapolis car racing "Indy 500" is held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race consists of 200 laps, run counter-clockwise around a 2.5 miles oval circuit, for a distance of 500 miles [805 km]. The event is held over Memorial Day weekend, which is typically the last weekend in May.

#3574 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from Indiana

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View Indiana state quarter
View Indiana state map
View Indiana clock

The state name means "Land of Indians".
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
35,867 [92.895]
ranked 38th
(census 2010)
ranked 15th
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
181 [70]
ranked 17th
The State of Indiana has 92 counties.


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