The area was originally inhabited by the Delaware Indians, who were driven off in the early 1820's. The first European settlement here began around 1815, and by 1820, it was already being made the state capital, replacing Corydon. The city's name was invented by Jeremiah Sullivan, who joined the state name "Indiana" with the Greek "polis," meaning "city."
Today, Indianapolis is known for its growth, high quality of life, downtown area, canals, shopping, economy, business, skyline, tourism, sporting events, and relaxed, hospital atmosphere.
People Born in Indianapolis
Indianapolis in People's Lives
Hanna Merjos: I traveled here in 2015.
Marko Jaric: I traveled here in 2002 to compete in the FIBA World Championship basketball game, playing for the Yugoslavian national team. We won the gold medal.