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Source: United States Postal Service – Abbreviations
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|
|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.|
Follow these links to read articles about Ohio from Encyclopedias and Almanacs:
Official State Links
- Ohio.gov: Welcome to the State of Ohio
This is the official website for the State of Ohio.
- State Library of Ohio
Here is the homepage for the Ohio State Library.
- The Ohio Historical Society
Here is the homepage for the Ohio State Historical Society.
- Ohio Historical Center
Here is the homepage for the Ohio State Museum.
- Ohio State Archives
Here is the homepage for the Ohio State Archives.
- Ohio State Parks
Here is the homepage for Ohio State Parks.
- Discover Ohio
Here is the official state tourism website for Ohio.
- Ohio Kids!
Here is a special state information site designed just for kids by the Ohio Historical Society.
Other State Links
- 50states.com: Ohio
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
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
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
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.
Some Famous People from this State
- Neil Armstrong (1930- ), astronaut. The first one to set foot on the moon.
- Wilbur (1867-1912) and Orville Wright (1871-1948), inventors. Pioneers in powered flight.
- Zane Grey (1875-1939), author. He wrote Western novels.
- Doris Day (1924- ), singer and actress. She was in the films “Tea for Two” and “Pillow Talk”.
- Judith Resnik (1949-1986), astronaut. She was the second American woman to go into space.
- Annie Oakley (1860-1926), sharpshooter and entertainer. She performed in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
- Presidents from Ohio with links to ipl’s POTUS (Presidents of the United States) page: