Indiana was carved from the Northwest Territory and became Indiana Territory in 1800. Indiana has the smallest land area of any continental state west of the Appalachian Mountains.
We Hoosiers are over six million strong. We are diverse, yet proud. We are principled, yet resilient. We are darned cold in the winter, but sweltering hot in the summer. From Lake Michigan to the Ohio River, from the Indiana/Ohio border to the Wabash River and the Illinois boundary, you will find farm fields, modern cities, plains, moraine, hills, lakes, rivers and valleys.
Visit us. You will find our little corner of the world a most pleasant place. Productive, friendly people will welcome you.
If you are a history buff or a geography guru you can easily find a wealth of interesting information on the 'net thingy or at your local library.