Entered the Union: December 11, 1816
As the: 19th state
Motto: The Crossroads of America
Nickname: Hoosier State
Song: On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away
Sports Teams: Indiana Pacers (Men's Basketball), Indianapolis Colts (Football)
Origin of Name: The meaning is "land of Indians"
Major Industries: Iron, Steel, Oil
Historical Sites: Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Amish Acres, Conner Prairie Pioneer Settlement, Historic Fort Wayne
Points of Interest: Wyandotte Cave, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana Dunes, Holiday World, Brown County craft shops
Bordering States: Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio. Indiana also borders Lake Michigan.