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Most People Don’t Know The Meaning Behind These 10 Indiana City Nicknames

The Indiana state is commonly referred to as the Hoosier state. It’s our nickname. What’s interesting is that no one is really clear on where the nickname even came from. If you do a search online you are going to find tons of different theories on where the name originated. Where do you think it came from?

Anyway, the cities of Indiana also tend to be given some pretty interesting nicknames. Some of them have reasons for their nicknames and some of them don’t. Here are a few I decided to spotlight for you.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this piece. What Hoosier city nickname is your favorite? Do you have any theories on the nicknames? Tell us in the comments below.

Trisha Faulkner
Trisha Faulkner is a stay-at-home and work-at-home Hoosier momma. She is a huge advocate of Autism awareness, and loves her beautiful boy more than life itself. She is a native Indiana writer who types her best pieces for Only In Your State between 2-4AM when her toddler finally falls over asleep.