Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th state in 1816. Though it is the smallest state west of the Appalachian Mountains, it is geographically, demographically and economically diverse. It even has two time zones within its boundaries. The state is relatively flat, with a maximum elevation of 1257 feet. Indiana is home to major colleges and major league sports teams. Its capital city, Indianapolis, is an important metropolis.
Indiana literally means "land of the Indians." Maps of the late 1700s showed it as part of the Northwest Territories. Colleges Indiana is home to several elite colleges, including Notre Dame, Purdue, and the University of Indiana. A map showing the locations of colleges in the state is at Indianacollegechoices.org. What time is it in Indiana? Local time in USA has often been a matter of convenience. Central, Eastern time zone? Daylight Savings or Standard time? These have often been pertinent questions in Indiana. Indiana is split between the Eastern and Central time zones. In addition, the state has a history of refusing to go along with rules for daylight savings time. For a full discussion of the history of the dispute, and the current time zone usage, along with an instructive map, go to Timeanddate.com. Major city Indianapolis is the largest city in Indiana. With a population of over 800,000, it is the second largest state capital. The map shows that Indianapolis, in the centre of the state, is like a hub, with roads running to it like spokes from every direction. Indianapolis is home to the Indy 500 car race, as well as the Colts in the National Football League and the Pacers of the National Basketball Association.
Where to find travel maps of Indiana
Official state transportation map Indiana state maps are available from the official state of Indiana site at In.gov. The full map of the state has not been updated since 2010, but there are helpful maps of the major cities and the interstate highways. Mapquest.com, as always, has a good interactive map of Indiana. You can move around or zoom in to any location, including individual streets. Maps of Indianapolis The site Indydt.com has excellent maps of downtown Indianapolis, including separate maps showing public parking, hotels, museums and art galleries.