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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.
Cedar Point is one of the most popular amusement parks in the US. It has extremely popular roller coasters, carousels, and plenty of interesting accommodation such as cabins and camping sites. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is a pilgrimage site for many music enthusiasts, featuring exhibits and collections of the most influential musicians of all time. The Hocking Hills State Park is a rugged national area that's famous for its camping facilities and hiking trails. For cities with the best historical sites, Cincinnati and Milan are the perfect cities. Some of the best historical sites in these cities are the Edison Birthplace, the Taft Museum of Art, and the Harriet Beecher House.
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 : October 09, 2014
Official Name ohio
Official LanguageNone ( Spoken : English 93.3%, Spanish 2.2%, Other 4.5% )
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone UTC-5
Lt. GovernorMary Taylor
U.S. SenatorSherrod Brown, Rob Portman, Rob Portman
Joined the UnionMarch 1, 1803
NicknameThe Buckeye State, The Heart of It All, The Mother of Presidents, Birthplace of Aviation
Highest PointCampbell Hill
Lowest PointOhio River at Indiana border