About Map of Ohio: Apart from Columbus, the capital city. Other major cities such as Springfield, Hamilton and Dayton are also located on the map. Major attractions in Ohio are shown to be concentrated around Cleveland and Cincinnati. The bordering states of Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania are shown along with the international boundary with Canada on the north. The dense network of railway lines, and Federal and state highways is depicted. Location of airports near Columbus, Dayton, Akron and Parma is shown on this detailed map of Ohio. The Ohio River is also shown on the southern part of the state.
Top Viewed Ohio Maps
About Ohio State
Ohio is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is the 34th largest in terms of land area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of all the states. Its capital and largest city is Columbus, with the town of Centerburg as its geographical center. The name Ohio is taken from the American Indian word, ohi-yo, which means great river. The state's nickname is The Buckeye State for its distinct Buckeye trees, but it is also sometimes called "The Mother of Modern Presidents," for having 7 Ohioan presidents since 1869.
Archaeological evidence shows that people had lived in the regions of Ohio since 13,000 BC. Between 1000 BC to 800 BC, there were semi-permanent villages already set up across the Ohio Valley. In 1650, the Iroquois Indians lived between the areas of the Ohio River and Great Lake.
The region was claimed by the French in the 18th century, who set up trading posts in the region, for the purpose of controlling the fur trade industry that was booming in the region. After the French and Indian War in 1754, the British colonial possession followed. By the end of the American Revolution, the British conceded their control of the region to the growing United States.
Ohio was then included in the great Northwest Territory. The region eventually received statehood status in March 1 of 1803 but it was never formally declared. It wasn't until 1953 that President Dwight Eisenhower officially signed the original documents that the formal declaration was made.
Ohio's location in the US serves a significant purpose that attracts economic growth and expansion. It serves as the link from the Northeast to the Midwest, with cargo and business traffic passing through its borders. The state is bordered by Ontario, Canada to the north, Michigan to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the east, Indiana to the west, Kentucky to the south, and Virginia to the southeast.
The state features glaciated plains and high mountains and peaks. The highest peak of Ohio is Campbell Hill at 1,539 feet.
Ohio is one of the best vacation destinations in the Midwest, with its stunning countryside, rich history, splendid architecture, and a wealth of historical sites and monuments.
Among the most popular attraction sites are the Stan Hywet Hall and Garden in Akron -a beautiful complex of houses and gardens; Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky near Lake Erie; the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and the Hocking Hills State Park in Logan.
There are 700 school districts in Ohio. For higher education, the average student number per year is 400,000, which means the state has one of the largest university systems in the US.
Notable universities include Xavier University in Cincinnati for being one of the top Catholic colleges in the country; the University of Dayton for its highly ranked entrepreneurship program and high level of student happiness; and Ohio Stat University, which is one of the top public universities in the country.
Last Updated on : June 11, 2016