This is me at Intial Point. This is a rock, in the ground in the middle of the woods in southern Indiana. I made my husband go with me to find it. He is very brave and led the way. Nothing scares him but bees. Why is it important? ( Not the bees but the rock...) Initial point is the reference for the governmental survey for the state of Indiana. It is located in Paoli Indiana. It is the basis for the 2nd Principal Meridian which runs through my county many miles north.