Looks to me as if colleges and universities (especially the five big state universities) create sprawl. :lol:Welcome JSKI!!
Here is a nice photo of the sprawl in Central Indiana:
Seriously, though: my first observation is the development patterns are all centered on county courthouses, which are in turn arrayed around the state capital. This development pattern is pretty much what location theory would predict in a flat plain, at least as I hazily recall location theory from my college days.