Indiana achieved statehood in 1816, which means it has a long history as full-fledged member of the United States. Although it’s been official for more than 200 years, technology has only permitted its history to be preserved in photographic images for a portion of this span – since the mid 19th century or so. So, if you’re wondering, What did Indiana look like in 1800?, you won’t find the answer here. But we can offer you a few historic pictures of Indiana in the 1800s. Get ready for a trip back into Hoosier State history as you pore over these old Indiana photos.

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These old Indiana photos sure are something, aren’t they? They make us marvel at how far our fair state has come over the last 200-plus years and feel a sense of pride in our deep Indiana roots.

What do you think of these historic Indiana pictures? What place do you think has changed the most? For more Indiana history, check out some of the oldest towns in Indiana.

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