Map of Ohio
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Explore this Map of Ohio to know everything you want to know about the 17th State of the US. Learn about this state’s location in the US. Also, explore its geography, time zones, history, major cities, area and zip codes, national parks, trails, flag, seal, capital, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and many more.
Ohio is the 17th state in the United States. On March 1, 1803, it was admitted to the Union. Columbus is Ohio’s capital. Greater Cleveland is the largest urban area. Though this state has no (de jure) official language, English is the de facto official language. Over 90% of the population speaks English. Spanish and other languages are spoken by around 2% and 4.5% of Ohio’s population. In the US, Ohio is the 7th most populous state.
The US state of Ohio has many nicknames, such as:
- The Buckeye State
- The Heart of It All
- Birthplace of Aviation
“With God, all things are possible” is the State Motto. Check Key Facts of Ohio to learn more about this US state.
The state flag of Ohio is called “The Ohio Burgee.” This flag is a triangular swallowtail flag, the only flag of the US state that is not rectangular. You’ll find three colored elements in the flag. These elements have blue, white, and red colors, which honor the United States national flag. The colors symbolize Ohio’s order of admission to the Union and its natural features.
There is a triangular canton in the flag, with a prominent disc at the center of this triangular shape. The background color of this triangular canton is blue, which is superimposed on a white-colored circular “O.” This circular “O” represents Ohio’s initial.
In this section of the flag surrounding the canton are seventeen white-colored five-pointed stars. These stars symbolize that Ohio is the 17th state that was admitted to the Union. The white color in this blue-colored triangle (located at the flag’s vertical edge or staff end) symbolizes the hills and valleys of Ohio.
The apex of this flag’s triangular shape is at the middle red stripe’s center. While 13 stars are grouped around the circular “O,” four stars are grouped to the triangle’s peak. Beyond the blue-colored triangle, five colored stripes with altering red and white colors are there. This flag has a particular shape, which is called burgee.
John Eisenmann designed this flag in 1901 for the Pan-American Exposition. In 1902, this flag design was adopted.
Ohio State Symbols
The US state of Ohio’s official emblem is the Great Seal of the State of Ohio. Its diameter is two and one-half inches (63.5 mm). Ohio’s coat of arms is within a circle of one and three-fourths inches. Around this circle, “The Great Seal Of The State Of Ohio” is written.
Design of the state’s coat of arms features:
- A circular shield is there.
- A full sheaf of wheat bound is seen in the shield’s foreground. It is standing erect.
- A cluster of seventeen arrows can be seen in the left foreground.
- Mount Logan’s representation can be seen in the background.
- The sun is seen rising from behind the mountain. It is three-quarter exposed.
- Thirteen rays are radiating from the sun. They represent the original 13 colonies. These rays form a semicircle.
- Cultivated fields and the Scioto river unite the foreground and background.
Learn more exciting aspects of the State from Ohio Facts & Trivia.
The earliest traces of human lives in the Ohio region can be traced back more than 13,000 years. After the ancient hunters of the Ice Age, these lands were roamed by many Native American tribes. It includes Shawnee, Kickapoo, and Erie tribes.
The first European to reach the current Ohio region was Robert de La Salle (a French explorer) in 1670. French fur traders traded with the locals and mingled with them to get settled in the region. However, the British claimed these lands after the French and Indian War in 1763. Ohio became an American territory in 1783 after the Revolutionary War against the British ended.
Ohio was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803. However, it didn’t officially attain statehood due to an oversight. “Congressional ratification of the state constitution,” an important point related to the process of statehood, was missed by the Eighth Congress (1803-1805). Ohio was granted statehood retroactively 50 years later in the 83rd Congress (1953–1955).
The Ohio River and Lake Erie were connected around 1833 after the opening of the Ohio and Lake Erie Canal. This led to a more significant influx of settlers to the state, especially from the east. Most people in this state fought in favor of the Union. Those against the union army were regarded as poisonous snakes and called the Copperheads. Learn more about the state’s history by visiting various museums in Ohio.
Ohio Location Map shows the exact location of the US state of Ohio on the United States map. This map shows the US state’s boundaries, neighboring countries, and oceans.
The State of Ohio is situated in the midwestern USA. It shares its land border with:
- Michigan (in the north)
- Lake Erie (in the north)
- Pennsylvania (in the east)
- West Virginia (in the east)
- Kentucky (in the south)
- Indiana (in the west)
Ohio’s precise location is 38°24′ N to 41°59′ N Latitude and 80°31′ W to 84°49′ W Longitude. Check the Ohio Longitude and Latitude Map to learn more about the location.
Ohio’s total area is 44,825 sq mi (116,096 sq km). It is the 34th largest state in the United States in terms of size.
The geographical terrain in Ohio is made up of plains, which include five geographical regions:
- Northern Great Lakes Plains: It is a fertile lowland.
- Lake Erie Shoreline: It features:
- Clay and sandy beaches
- Tall clay bluffs
- Dunes running along the shore
- Till Plains: This is yet another fertile plain best for growing corn. You’ll find this geographical landform in Ohio’s western and central regions. The highest elevation point in Ohio is located in the lowland region. It is called Campbell Hill.
- Appalachian Plateau: It is the largest region in the state. Appalachian Plateau is spread across most of the state’s eastern part. With high hilly areas as well as plunging valleys.
- Bluegrass Region: It is a comparatively small terrain in the southern parts of Ohio. Deep valleys and cliffs characterize this landform. This land area has lots of caves and Sinkholes. Serpent Mound Meteor Crater, a 5-mile-long crater, is found in this geographical landform. Check this Ohio Topographic Map to learn more.
Learn about the location of mountain peaks, lakes, rivers, the state capital, state boundary, ocean, and neighboring states from this Physical Map of Ohio.
Ohio has 88 counties. Ashtabula County is the largest county, having a total area of 702.44 sq mi (1,819 sq km). Lake County is the smallest county, having a total area of 228.21 sq mi (591 sq km). Check the Ohio County Map to learn more about the location and boundaries of different counties in the state.
Ohio Area Codes
The US State of Ohio has 12 area codes, and they are:
The Ohio Area Codes Map helps you locate a particular area code. You can also use this map to learn more about the area code boundary, county and state boundaries, and state capital.
Ohio Zip Codes
There are 1,197 active zip codes in Ohio. Some of the best zip codes to live in the state include 43240, 45242, 43017, 45040, 44139, and many more. Locate a particular zip code’s location, the state capital, boundary, and state boundary, with the help of the detailed Ohio Zip Codes Map.
Ohio Major Cities
Learn about the state’s major cities from this Ohio cities map. It also helps you to know the exact location of the state capital, other cities, state boundaries, neighboring states and oceans, and many more.
Some of Ohio’s most prominent cities are Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, and many more.
The busiest airports in Ohio are Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, John Glenn Columbus International Airport, James M. Cox Dayton International Airport, etc. Check the location of different airports in the state on the Ohio Airports Map. This map also shows Ohio’s state and country boundaries, cities, the state capital, neighboring states, and oceans.
Ohio National Park and Trails
Ohio has eight national parks. Around 2,902,422 visitors visit these national parks annually. Major national parks in the State are Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, and others.
In Ohio, you can enjoy 1,990 recreational trails (hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and other adventurous trails). Ledges Trail, Brandywine Gorge Trail, Stanford House to Brandywine Falls Trail, etc., are some of the most popular trails in Ohio.
Check out the National Parks in Ohio Map to get a clear idea about the locations of different national parks, monuments, preserves, etc.
In most parts of Ohio, the climatic condition is humid continental. However, in the extreme southern region of the state, you’ll find a humid subtropical climate’s northern periphery.
Overall, the winters remain cool to cold and summers hot and humid. The average yearly temperature ranges from −20 °F (−29 °C) lows in winter to 100 °F (38 °C) in summer. During July, the usual temperature ranges from mid-60s °F (upper 10s °C) to the mid-80s °F (about 30 °C). In January, temperature ranges from 20 °F (about −7 °C) to mid-30s °F (about two °C).
The level of precipitation in the state remains moderate. The average yearly rainfall in Ohio remains around 40 inches (1,000 mm). However, the average yearly snowfall hovers around 28 inches (700 mm). The northeastern snow belt in Ohio is higher. The average yearly snowfall in this region remains more than 100 inches (2,500 mm).
To learn more about the climatic condition of Ohio, check out the Ohio Infographic on Fast Facts.
Ohio Time Zones
The time zone in Ohio is UTC– 05:00 (Eastern). Ohio’s summer (DST) time zone is UTC−04:00 (EDT).
FAQs on Ohio
FAQ #1: What Time Zone Is Ohio?
Ans: Ohio’s time zone is UTC– 05:00 (Eastern). The state’s summer (DST) time zone is UTC−04:00 (EDT).
FAQ #2: What Is Ohio Known For?
Ans: Ohio is known for Cedar Point, production of corn, the Birthplace of the Wright Brothers, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the American Professional Football League (founded in Ohio in 1920), and many more.
FAQ #3: How Many People Live In Ohio?
Ans: An estimated 11.76 million people live in Ohio.
FAQ #4: Is Ohio A Red State?
Ans: People of Ohio voted for the Republican candidate during the 2020 US Presidential election. Hence, it can be said that Ohio was a red state during the last Presidential election. However, the political control in Ohio has changed periodically from the Republicans to the Democrats and the other way round. While the Republican Party has won 10-times during the US Presidential election in the last 60 years, the Democratic Party has won the US Presidential election 6-times during the same period.
FAQ #5: What Is The Capital Of Ohio?
Ans: Columbus is the capital city of Ohio.
FAQ #6: Where Is Ohio State University?
Ans: Ohio State University is situated in the City of Columbus, the capital city of the state. Its address is 281 W Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43210, United States.
FAQ #7: What To Do In Ohio?
Ans: You can visit various places and tourist attractions in Ohio, such as the Fountain Square, Cleveland Museum of Art, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden, Cincinnati Museum Center, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and many more.
FAQ #8: What Zone Is Ohio For Planting?
Ans: In Ohio, two growing zones come within 5b and 6b.
FAQ #9: How Many Counties In Ohio?
Ans: 88 counties are there in Ohio.
FAQ #10: What Are The States That Border Ohio?
Ans: Ohio is bordered by Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Indiana.