Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana and the county seat of Marion County, which was established in 1821. With a growing population of over 6.5 million this city, best known for the Indianapolis 500, is the 12th largest city in the U.S. This capital city boasts a large array of theaters and galleries which line Massachusetts Avenue. The city’s Downtown is home to the iconic Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Canal Walk promenade and the Indianapolis Museum of Art and its wide-ranging collections.
History: The city of Indianapolis was established not by settlers but by proclamation and was chosen for it’s central location when Indiana was granted statehood in 1816. The United States Congress set aside four sections of public land for the site of the capital of this new state. Indiana legislature picked 10 commissioners and gave them the job to locate the new capital as near as possible to the center of the state. So, in February 1820, George Pogue and John McCormick settled with their families on land that was to become the site of Indianapolis. Other settlers soon arrived and by the summer of 1820 a dozen families had built cabins along the riverbank in a settlement named Fall Creek. In June 1820, the commissioners selected for the capital a location that was close to the exact center of the state; on that spot was the cabin of John McCormick. This spot became approved by Indiana legislature in 1821 making it the official capitol of the nations 19th state.
Dubbed Indianapolis by combining Indiana plus the Greek word “polis” for city, the future city was plotted and designed by Alexander Ralston, who also helped plot The District of Columbia and thus modeled Indianapolis after the nation’s capital, with four broad avenues branching out diagonally to the north, south, east and west from a central circle.
Economy: Indianapolis has a very diverse economy with major contributions from education, health care and finance. Tourism is also a vital part of the economy as the city hosts numerous conventions and sporting events such as the renowned Indianapolis 500. Other major sporting events include the Brickyard 400 and the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournaments. With a wide variety of museums and galleries it attracts a large number of visitors with varied of taste and interests. The city is also home to numerous higher education institutions including Ball State University, Butler University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Marian University and Martin University among others.
Culture: Home to the Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis has been dubbed the “Racing Capitol of the World”. It is composed of 7 cultural districts, Indiana Avenue, White River State Park and The Canal, Massachusetts Avenue, Broad Ripple Village, Market East, Wholesale District, and Fountain Square. For a sampling of all the rich culture Indianapolis has to offer, you can travel between these districts by use of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. This, $63 million, internationally-acclaimed, 8-mile biking and walking trail connects six of Indy’s Cultural Districts and is a safe, healthy, convenient and beautiful way to explore the city. Whether you are an art lover, an auto enthusiast, sports fan, history or science and technology buffs, there are many galleries and museums that are sure to strike your fancy.
- City of Indianapolis
- Indianapolis International Airport
- Indianapolis Public Transportation
- The Indianapolis Public Library
- Indianapolis Official Tourism
- The Indianapolis Parking Authority
Things To Do:
- White River State Park
- Canal Walk
- The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- The Indianapolis Children’s Museum
- Mass Avenue Arts District
- Broad Ripple Village Association
- Indianapolis Zoo
- Indianapolis Museum of Art
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