Crossroads of America

Indiana State Motto


Indiana quarter

The Indiana quarter features the state motto (Crossroads of America), an IndyCar, Indiana state outline, and nineteen stars (Indiana became the 19th state in 1816); public domain image on Wikipedia.

Official State Motto of Indiana

Crossroads of America was designated as the official state motto of Indiana in 1937.  All State Mottos

"The Crossroads of America" began as the nickname for the city of Indianapolis, which is the hub for several major Interstate highways that criss-cross Indiana; connecting Hoosiers to the rest of the United States.



Indiana USA; image from USGS.

Indiana USA

Indianapolis, Indiana (state capital of Indiana) showing interstate highways ("Crossroads of America"); image by Sean Baker (Marvin01) on Wikipedia (use permitted with attribution).

Indianapolis, Indiana