Indiana State Symbols

Indiana State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Indiana Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Indiana, the "Hoosier State,"is located in the Great Lakes region, a center for mass marketing and manufacturing. Students studying here can refresh in mineral springs; explore Wyandotte Cave, one of the biggest caves in the nation; and enjoy major sports teams and athletic events that include the NBA's Indiana Pacers, the Indianapolis 500 motor race, and the Hilly Hundred bicycle tour.

Indiana means "land of the Indians." It joined the Union in 1816 as the 19th state. Today, Indiana is a state of mostly small towns and midsize cities. Its largest city and capital is Indianapolis, where the nation's most famous auto race, the Indianapolis 500, is held each year. The state's residents are commonly referred to as "Hoosiers" although no one seems certain just how the name originated. The tulip / yellow poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)  is the Indiana state tree.

Indiana State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Indiana state facts such as Indiana state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Indiana, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots.

Indiana State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots


Symbol Name - (Species)

Aircraft Republic Aviation P-47 Thunderbolt - May 7, 2015
Bird Cardinal
(Richmondena Cardinalis Cardinalis)
Beverage Water
Flag State Flag
Flower Peony
Holidays George Rogers Clark Day, February 25 (1779)
Northwest Ordinance Day, July 13 (1787)
Indiana Day, December 11 (1816)
Insect Say's Firefly
(Pyractomena Angulata) Mar-23-2018
Language English
Motto The Crossroads of America
Nicknames "Hoosier State"
Pie Sugar cream pie
Poem "Indiana"
Quarter Indiana State Quarter
Rifle Grouseland Rifle
River The Wabash River
Sagamore of the
Wasbash Award
Sagamore of the Wasbash Award
Special Days George Rogers Clark Day - February 25
Northwest Ordinance Day - July 13
Indiana Day - December 11
Seal Great Seal
Song "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away"
Stone Salem Limestone
Tree Tulip Tree / Yellow Poplar
(Liriodendron tulipifera)
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