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Indiana Bicentennial 2016

Congratulations, Indiana, on celebrating
 its 200-year anniversary in 2016!  

Transforming Indiana from a territorial outpost to a functioning modern state was a deeply dramatic 
and fascinating time in our nation’s history. From Corydon’s colorful beginnings, Hoosier statesmen  carefully built the foundations for the state we know today.

The square, Federal-style capitol building built between 1814 and 1816, was located in the heart of downtown Corydon. Workers hauled limestone from nearby quarries to erect the 40-foot square walls, and logs were cut from virgin forests for the ceiling and roof supports. In November 1816, the first General Assembly and the lieutenant governor met in the building. Corydon remained the state capital until 1825, when the capital moved to Indianapolis.