Ohio History, Geography, Population, State Facts

The Buckeye State

Great Seal of the State of Ohio

Adoptedin 1967.

The current design of the Great Seal of the State of Ohio was officially adopted in 1967 and modified in 1996.

In the foreground, a sheaf of wheat represents Ohio's agricultural strength. A bundle of 17 arrows symbolizes Ohio's status as the 17th state admitted to the union. Thirteen rays around the sun represent the thirteen original colonies shining over the first state in the Northwest Territory. The background contains a portrayal of Mount Logan, with a three-quarter full sun rising behind it--symbolizing that Ohio was the first state west of the Allegheny Mountains. The Scioto River flows between the mountain and the cultivated fields in the foreground.

First explored for France by Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, in 1669, the Ohio region became British property after the French and Indian Wars. Ohio was acquired by the U.S. after the Revolutionary War in 1783. In 1788, the first permanent settlement was established at Marietta, capital of the Northwest Territory.

The 1790s saw severe fighting with the Indians in Ohio; a major battle was won by Maj. Gen. Anthony Wayne at Fallen Timbers in 1794. In the War of 1812, Commodore Oliver H. Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie on Sept. 10, 1813

Capital City: Columbus

Capitol Tour

Ohio: State of Ohio Official Web Site

Admission to Statehood: Click for Date & List

Airports: Airports Map • Airport Links

Amtrak: Midwest

Area: 44828 sq.mi, 34th   Land 40953 sq. mi., 35th   Water 3875 sq.mi., 14th   Great Lakes 3,499 sq.mi., 4th

Area Codes: Ohio

Biographies: Famous People from Ohio

Bird: Northern Cardinal

Border States: Regional List • Indiana •  Kentucky •  Michigan •  Pennsylvania •  West Virginia

Cam World: Live Web Cams

Cities & Towns: Ohio

Climate: Ohio

Community Pages: Ohio Cities, Towns, Communities List

Constitution: 17th State

County Profile: County Map   88 Counties

Courts: Judicial System

Current Events: Ohio News Headlines

Department of: Education •  Certification_Licensure | Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, founded in 1826.| Ohio State University
Columbus | Ohio University

Driving: BMV

Economy: Agriculture: Soybeans, dairy products, corn, tomatoes, hogs, cattle, poultry and eggs. • Industry: Transportation equipment, fabricated metal products, machinery, food processing, electric equipment.

Flag: Ohio (OH)

Flower: Scarlet Carnation   Dianthus caryophyllus

Cyndi's List  • Historical Societies

Geographic Center: Delaware, 25 miles northnortheast of Columbus

Geology Maps: Ohio

Ghost Towns: Ghost Towns

Governor: Office of Governor

Highest Point: Campbell Hill; 1,550 feet, 43rd

Highways: Ohio Highways

History: History Timeline   Historical  

Hotels, Motels & Inns:

Kids Corner: Ohio Kids

Library: Ohio

License Plates: Ohio

Lottery: Ohio

Lowest Point: Ohio River; 433 feet, 36th

Lighthouses: AshtabulaCleveland East EntranceCleveland East PierheadCleveland West BreakwaterConneaut West BreakwaterFairport Harbor WestHuron Harbor PierheadLorain East BreakwaterLorain West BreakwaterMarbleheadOld Fairport Harbor MainPerry's Victory MemorialPort Clinton Pier Sandusky Harbor PierheadSouth Bass Island Vermilion


Media: Radio   TV

Motto: With God, all things are possible

Museums: The Virtual Library

Name: Ohio named from the Iroquois Indian word for "goodriver"

National Forest: Ohio

Population: Quick facts   11,353,140; 7th, 12/00

Presidential Birthplace: Ulysses Simpson Grant, 1869-1877 {18th}  •  Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 1877-1881 {19th}  •  James Abram Garfield, 1881 {20th}  •  Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893 {23rd} •  William McKinley, 1897-1901 {25th}  •  William Howard Taft, 1909-1913 {27th}  •  Warren Gamaliel Harding, 1921-1923 {29th}

Real Estate: Every Ohio City, Town & Community

Representatives: Ohio House: Members  •  Ohio Senate: Members US House:   •  110th Congress  •  US Senate:   110th Congress

Road Side America: Ohio

School Directory: Ohio

Soil: Ohio - Miamian

Song: Ohio  • 

Sports: Ohio Teams

State Parks: Ohio  A tourism guide to Ohio's 74 state parks

Symbols: Ohio Symbols

Tourism: www.ohiotourism.com

Travel: Ohio Travel

Tree: Ohio buckeye Hippocastanaceae Aesculus glabra  

Veteran Affairs: Ohio VA

Visitor Guides: Ohio The Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism, the official Ohio vacation guide.

Weather: Columbus, Port Columbus International Airport

White Pages: AnyWho.com  - Over 90 million people listings, businesses, emails, & reverse telephone listings.

Yellow Pages:: Yellow Pages.com

Zoo: Columbus Zoo