State of Ohio

Ohio flag

Ohio State Facts

  • List of Counties

  • List of Towns

  • Points of Interest

  • Capital: Columbus

  • Largest city: Columbus

  • Highest point: Campbell Hill, 1,549 ft (472 m)

  • Lowest point: Ohio River at Indiana border, 455 ft (139 m)

  • Admission to Union: March 1, 1803 (17th)

  • Nickname(s):

    The Buckeye State;

    The Mother of Presidents;

    Birthplace of Aviation;

    The Heart of It All

Ohio state seal

Ohio State Information

  • Ohio, whose name was derived from the Seneca word ohi:yo’, meaning "large creek"

  • Ohio is called 'The Buckeye State' because of all the Ohio Buckeye trees within the state. The tree is called the buckeye tree because its nuts resemble the shape and color of a deer's eye.

  • Ermal Fraze invented the pop-top can in Kettering

  • Ohio is the leading producer of greenhouse and nursery plants

  • "Hang On Sloopy" is the official state rock song

  • Campbell Hill is, at 1,550 feet (472 m), the highest point in elevation in the U.S. state of Ohio. Campbell Hill is located within the city of Bellefontaine, two miles (3.2 km) northeast of downtown.

Ohio Points of Interest

Ohio Points of Interest

Rock n' Roll Hall of Frame - Cleveland

Football Hall of Frame - Canton

Our Story

The story of Ohio's statehood dates back to the Ordinance of 1787 and the creation of the Northwest Territory, a large body of unsettled land that encompassed what is now Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota.

Seven U.S. presidents are from Ohio, another nickname for Ohio is "Mother of Presidents"