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State: Indiana

Lat/Long: 40.0000, -86.0000

Created from the Indiana Territory on December 11, 1816, Indiana was a free state and remained loyal to the Union during the Civil War. Corydon was the original capital but Indianapolis replaced it in 1825. Abraham Lincoln resided in Spencer County from 1816 until 1830, when his family relocated to Illinois.

"An Act to Enable the People of the Indiana Territory to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the admission of such state into the Union on an Equal Footing with the Original States," 19 April 1816, Statutes at Large of the United States 3 (1846):289-91; "Resolution for Admitting the State of Indiana into the Union," 11 December 1816, Statutes at Large of the United States 3 (1846):399-400; "An Act to Provide for the Due Execution of the Laws of the United States within the State of Indiana," 3 March 1817, Statutes at Large of the United States 3 (1846):390-91; Donald F. Carmony, History of Indiana 1816-1850: The Pioneer Era (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1998), 112-13; Michael Burlingame, Abraham Lincoln: A Life (Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008), 1:22-48.