Welcome to TheseUnitedStates - Ohio
Ohio, our 17th state, was admitted to the Union March 1, 1803. The 2000 census has Ohio's population at 11,353,140, ranking 7th in the US. With a total area of 40,948 square miles, the state ranks 35th in size. Columbus is Ohio's capital; Cleveland is its largest city.
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Ohio State Bird: Cardinal
Ohio State Flower: Scarlet carnation
Ohio State Motto: With God, all things are possible
Ohio State Song: Buckeye
Nickname: Buckeye State
The geographic center of Ohio lies in Delaware County, 25 miles NNE of Columbus. At 1,549 feet, Campbell Hill, east of Bellefontaine in Logan County, is the state's highest point. Ohio is an Iroquois word meaning "fine or good river."
Brief History: Wyandot, Delaware, Miami, and Shawnee peoples sparsely inhabited the area at the time of first European contact. La Salle visited the region in 1669; France claimed the area in 1682. About 1730, traders from Pennsylvania and Virginia entered the area; the French and their Native American allies sought to drive them out. France ceded the region to Britain in 1763. During the American Revolution, George Rogers Clark seized British posts and held the region, until Britain gave up its claim in the 1783 Treaty of Paris. The region became US territory after the American Revolution. The first organized settlement was established at Marietta in 1788. Indian warfare ended with Anthony Wayne's victory at Fallen Timbers in 1794. In the War of 1812, Oliver Hazard Perry's victory on Lake Erie and William Henry Harrison's invasion of Canada, 1813, ended British incursions.
Ohio is home to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Other attractions in the Buckeye State include Mound City Group, a group of 24 prehistoric Indian burial mounds in Hopewell Culture National Historical Park; Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum, Wapakoneta; Air Force Museum, Dayton; Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton; King's Island amusement park, Mason; Lake Erie Islands, Cedar Point amusement park, both Sandusky; birthplaces, homes of, and memorials to US Presidents William Henry Harrison, Ulysses S. Grant, James A. Garfield, Rutherford B. Hayes, William McKinley, Warren G. Harding, William Howard Taft, and Benjamin Harrison; Amish Region, Tuscarawas/Holmes Counties; German Village, Columbus; Sea World, Aurora; Jack Nicklaus Sports Center, Mason; Bob Evans Farm, Rio Grande; and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland.