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All About Indiana

State Facts

Indiana was the 19th state to join the union. It became a state on December 11, 1816.

State facts about Indiana

Capital - Indianapolis

Abbreviation - IN

Nickname - Hoosier State

Motto - "The Crossroads of America"

Song - "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away,"

Bird - Cardinal

Flower - Peony

Insect -

Area - approximately 36,420 square miles

Websites for studying about Indiana

Indiana State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Indiana

A to Z Kids Stuff - Indiana

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Indiana

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Indiana

Mr. - Indiana

Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Indiana resources.

Explore the States - Indiana

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - Indiana

Facts & Trivia about Indiana - Indiana

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Indiana

Awesome America - Indiana

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Indiana.

Indiana Map/Quiz Printout

Indiana State Quarters Coloring Pages

In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.

Indiana Virtual Field Trips

More Indiana field trips ...

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