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Ohio, USA — visiting The Buckeye State

Ohio, USA -- photo: Cincinnati skyline at night. Photo taken from the sidewalk on Riverside Drive near the George Rogers Clark Park in Covington, Kentucky. [graphic/composite: travel1000places.com; photo: Jason Zhang / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]
Ohio, USA — photo: Cincinnati skyline at night. Photo taken from the sidewalk on Riverside Drive near the George Rogers Clark Park in Covington, Kentucky. [graphic/composite: travel1000places.com; photo: Jason Zhang / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

Ohio’s nickname stems from a time when there was no industrial development to be seen and the buckeye tree was growing everywhere. The first settlers used the trunks to built houses.

The name Ohio stems from the language of the Iroquois Native Americans and means ‘something big’, the Ohio River.

What to do / Sightseeing

  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Dayton
  • Lake Erie (Toledo, Sandusky, Kelleys Island)
  • Holmes County (Amish Country)

State Data & Essentials

Ohio Flag

State Name
Ohio  – State Abbr.: OH
Statehood
1-Mrz-1803
– Statehood Ranking: 17
Land Area
40,948 square miles  (106,052 qkm)
– Land Area Ranking: 35
Population
11,536,504 (2010 Census); 11,353,140 (2000 Census)
Capital
Columbus
Biggest City
Columbus
Nickname
The Buckeye State
Motto
With God All Things Are Possible
Highest Point
472 m / 1,548 ft (Campbell Hill, Bellefontaine)
Lowest Point
132 m / 433 ft (Ohio River)
– Dayligh Saving Time
– yes
Tree
Buckeye
Flower
Red Camation
Bird
Cardinal
Animal
White-tailed Deer
Song
“Beautiful Ohio” (Lyrics: Ballard MacDonald (1969) / Wilbert B. McBride (1989) / Music: Mary Earl)
Other Symbols
State Rock Song;”Hang on Sloopy” (1985)

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