On December 11, 2016, Indiana will be 200 years old, as Congress voted to admit Indiana as the sixteenth state on December 11, 1816. Before there was a state, Indiana was a territory. Vincennes served as the capital of the Indiana Territory from the time Congress formed it on March 7, 1800. It was the capital of the Territory until 1813, when the Territorial assembly moved it to Corydon in anticipation of Statehood. Founded by the French in 1702 as a trading post, Vincennes is loaded with history. These eleven sites are fun to visit while learning the history of the state.
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