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Ohio

The Buckeye State; The Heart of It All!

Ohio
Ohio, originally partitioned from the Northwest Territory, was admitted to the Union as the 17th state (and the first under the Northwest Ordinance) on March 1, 1803. The state’s capital is Columbus. The Anglicized name “Ohio” comes from the Iroquois word ohi-yo’, meaning “great river”. Ohio is historically known as the “Buckeye State” (relating to the Ohio buckeye tree) and Ohioans are also known as “Buckeyes”.

On February 19, 1803, President Jefferson signed an act of Congress that approved Ohio’s boundaries and constitution. However, Congress had never passed a resolution formally admitting Ohio as the 17th state. The current custom of Congress declaring an official date of statehood did not begin until 1812, with Louisiana’s admission as the 18th state. Although no formal resolution of admission was required, when the oversight was discovered in 1953, Ohio congressman George H. Bender introduced a bill in Congress to admit Ohio to the Union retroactive to March 1, 1803. At a special session at the old state capital in Chillicothe, the Ohio state legislature approved a new petition for statehood that was delivered to Washington, D.C. on horseback. On August 7, 1953 (the year of Ohio’s 150th anniversary), President Eisenhower signed an act that officially declared March 1, 1803 the date of Ohio’s admittance into the Union.

Welcome to Ohio
The official website of the State of Ohio.
The Ohio Lottery
The Ohio Lottery offers a wide variety of draw games and instant games, plus KENO at over 8,500 licensed retailer locations across the State of Ohio
Ohio University
Whatever you’re interested in, OHIO has more than 250 undergraduate majors to match your interests!
Ohio State University
Ohio State is one of the largest universities in the nation It’s also home to a diverse group of the best and brightest people in the world.

Other places and informational links for Ohio:

Much of Ohio features glaciated plains, with an exceptionally flat area in the northwest being known as the Great Black Swamp. This glaciated region in the northwest and central state is bordered to the east and southeast first by a belt known as the glaciated Allegheny Plateau, and then by another belt known as the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau. Most of Ohio is of low relief, but the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau features rugged hills and forests.

Ohio’s geographic location has proven to be an asset for economic growth and expansion. Because Ohio links the Northeast to the Midwest, much cargo and business traffic passes through its borders. To the north, Lake Erie gives Ohio 312 miles (502 km) of coastline, which allows for numerous seaports. Ohio’s southern border is defined by the Ohio River. Note that Ohio is bounded by the Ohio River, but nearly all of the river itself belongs to Kentucky and West Virginia.

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Ohio Chamber of Commerce Ohio Tourist Attractions
Discover Ohio tourist attractions to get you easily, to tourist information.

Travel

Ohio has a highly developed network of roads and interstate highways. Many major east-west transportation corridors go through Ohio.

International airports include; Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Port Columbus International Airport, and Dayton International Airport. Amtrak offers three passenger train routes through Ohio, serving the major cities of Toledo, Cleveland, and Cincinnati.

There are a myriad of museums in Ohio for those interested. And be sure to sample the cuisine of Ohio.


Directions by City or Zip (Postcode)

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