Fun Facts for Your Indiana Move
If you're moving to Indiana, you'll want to get to know the Hoosier State a little better. Here are some fun facts about Indiana to get you prepared for your move. Indiana (IN), was the 19th state in the U.S., becoming a state on December 11, 1816. The capital of Indiana is Indianapolis, and more than 6,570,902 Hoosiers (or Indianians) call the state home. In addition to the capital city of Indianapolis, other major cities include Evanston, Gary, Terra Haute, Fort Wayne, and Kokomo, as well as many others.
Geographically and culturally, Indiana is a beautiful state with many attractions both, natural and man-made. Major river systems in Indiana include the Whitewater, White, Blue, Wabash, St. Joseph, and Maumee rivers, and the Ohio River forms the border with Kentucky. Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes, borders the state for 40 miles near Gary, and provides an open view of the Chicago skyline.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indy 500 is a frequented attraction, as are the various national parks and monuments, like George Rogers Clark National Park, the Indiana Dunes, and the Lincoln Boyhood Memorial. The state is also home to renown University of Notre Dame.
Basketball fans moving to Indiana are in luck. As of 2013 Indiana has produced more National Basketball Association (NBA) players per capita than any other state, Muncie, IN has produced the most per capita of any American city. It has a rich basketball heritage that reaches back to the formative years of the sport itself. The Indiana Pacers of the NBA play their home games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and began play in 1967 in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and joined the NBA when the leagues merged in 1976. Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts are members of the South Division of the American Football Conference.