Ohio

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Abbreviation OH
Source: United States Postal Service - Abbreviations
Capital Columbus
Population 11,536,504
Source: Resident Population Data - 2010 Census
Governor John Kasich (Republican, to January 2015)
Entered the Union March 1, 1803
as the 17th state
Motto With God, all things are possible
Nickname The Buckeye State
Flower Scarlet carnation
Bird Cardinal
Song Beautiful Ohio
Professional Sports Teams Cleveland Cavaliers (Men's Basketball); Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns (Football); Columbus Blue Jackets (Hockey), Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds (Baseball); Columbus Crew (Soccer)
(sports listing policy)
Origin of Name From an Iroquoian word meaning great river
Historical Sites Indian burial grounds at Mound City Group National Monument
Points of Interest Perry's Victory International Peace Memorial, the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Canton, and the homes of Presidents Grant, Taft, Hayes, Harding, and Garfield
Bordering States Ohio borders Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania.
Flag Ohio's flag

Follow these links to read articles about Ohio from Encyclopedias and Almanacs:

Official State Links

  • Ohio.gov: Welcome to the State of Ohio
    http://ohio.gov/
    This is the official website for the State of Ohio.
  • State Library of Ohio
    http://winslo.state.oh.us/
    Here is the homepage for the Ohio State Library.
  • The Ohio Historical Society
    http://www.ohiohistory.org/
    Here is the homepage for the Ohio State Historical Society.
  • Ohio Historical Center
    http://www.ohiohistory.org/places/ohc/
    Here is the homepage for the Ohio State Museum.
  • Ohio State Archives
    http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/statearc/
    Here is the homepage for the Ohio State Archives.
  • Ohio State Parks
    http://ohiodnr.com/parks/tabid/80/Default.aspx
    Here is the homepage for Ohio State Parks.
  • Discover Ohio
    http://www.ohiotourism.com/home.asp
    Here is the official state tourism website for Ohio.
  • Ohio Kids!
    http://www.ohiokids.org/
    Here is a special state information site designed just for kids by the Ohio Historical Society.

Other State Links

  • 50states.com: Ohio
    http://www.50states.com/ohio.htm
    The site provides a wealth of information about Ohio. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
  • Things To Do in Ohio
    http://www.thingstodo.com/states/OH/index.htm
    ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about Ohio's entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state's interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
  • Roadside America: Ohio Attractions
    http://www.roadsideamerica.com/map/oh.html
    Roadside America describes itself as an online guide to offbeat attractions. This site offers reviews of "weird sites along the highway" in Ohio.
  • FedStats: MapStat: United States: Ohio
    http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/39000.html
    Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on "economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more" in Ohio.
  • Ohio is one of the nation's industrial leaders, ranking third in the value of manufactured products.
  • The National Professional Football Hall of Fame is in Canton, Ohio.
  • Ohio is full of evidence of of prehistoric Indian settlement. The Mound Builders created huge burial and effigy mounds and enclosures (One example, Serpent Mound, is in Adams county.)
  • In 1903, the Wright brothers developed a practical aircraft at Dayton.
  • Rider's Inn in Painesville, which is still open to guests today, was a log stage-coach stop that became a station on the Underground Railroad.
  • The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Cleveland, OH.
  • Clifton Mill, built in 1802, is the nation's largest water-powered grist mill.

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