Camp Chesterfield in Madison County, Indiana is the home of the Indiana Association of Spiritualists where communication with the spirit world is embraced.
As settlers occupied the Northwest Territory, the need for transportation in Indiana was high. The Indiana Internal Improvements Act of 1836 helped, by constructing the Whitewater Canal.
A Scandinavian immigrant to Indiana is remembered as one of the most monstrous figures in American criminal history. The woman who came to be known as Belle Gunness arrived in in 1881.