Southern Indiana

What truly makes the Midwestern region in Indiana unique is its blend of Southern and Northern culture. This area has traits from both regions, with other characteristics more common within what's called "the lower Midwest."



Kentucky was granted statehood in 1792, becoming the first U.S. state west of the Appalachian Mountains. It is known as the home of the legendary Kentucky Derby horse race and bluegrass music, pioneered by Kentucky native Bill Monroe.