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What used to be the capital of Indiana before Indianapolis?

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Indianapolis became the state capital on January 10, 1825. From statehood in 1816 until 1825, the capital was Corydon. read more

Jeremiah J. Sullivan proposes to associate the name of the state, Indiana, with the Greek suffix polis, which means city, the association and meaning "city of Indiana." Although the name was criticized at the time, it was adopted for the new capital of the Indiana State. 1821 is the actual founding year of Indianapolis. read more

On January 11, 1820, the Indiana General Assembly authorized a committee to select a site in central Indiana for the new state capital, appointing Alexander Ralston and Elias Pym Fordham to survey and design a town plan for Indianapolis. read more

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