It's hard to believe that what was once platted in 1821 to be a the capitol settlement of one square mile would now be recognized as the nation's 13th largest city.
Recognized as the nation's 13th largest city.
What was once a swampy uninhabited piece of land quickly turned into a settlement for travelers who stated setting up permanent dwellings along the White River.
Indianapolis, originally named by Jeremiah Sullivan, a judge of the Indian Supreme Court, was once the home of several Native American tribes and was originally know as the Fall Creek Settlement by those who colonized the area. Through is was originally agriculturally-centered, the city joined the industrial revolution with access to the National Road in 1830, and was fully embraced by the automotive age by the late 19th century.