Indiana Counties Page


U.S. State of Indiana


Indiana became part of the Northwest Territory in 1787. In 1800, Ohio was separated from the Northwest Territory by Congress, designating the rest of the land as the Indiana Territory. President Thomas Jefferson chose William Henry Harrison as the governor of the territory and Vincennes was established as the capital. After Michigan was separated and the Illinois Territory was formed, the size of Indiana was reduced to its current state...

In December 1813, Corydon became the second capital of the Indiana Territory. Two years later, a petition for statehood was approved by the territorial general assembly and sent to Congress...President James Madison approved Indiana's admission into the union as the nineteenth state on December 11, 1816.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana

Modern Day Adjacent States

States bordering Indiana are Ohio on the east, Michigan to the north, Illinois on the west and its southern boundary is the Ohio River separating it from Kentucky.

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