Welcome to the Harry Hoosier Project

Celebrating the Great Awakening Era black preacher who gave Indiana it's nickname 

More About Harry Hoosier



  • The Methodist church named after him located in his birthplace
  • Where he preached, worshiped and founded his own church in Philadelphia
  • Historical murals containing theories on how Indiana acquired it's Hoosier nickname
  • Churches, institutions, cemeteries and locations memorializing the great preacher   

Debunking other theories on the word Hoosier

JP Dunn was one of the early secretaries of the Indiana Historical Association and he wrote a book in 1902 titled 'The Word Hoosier' which debunked virtually all of the known theories on how Indiana got the Hoosier nickname except for Harry Hoosier.

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