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Ohio


17th State (March 1, 1803), the midwest U.S.


State Abbreviation: OH

Nickname: Buckeye State

Origin of Name: From an Iroquois word meaning great river.

 

 

 

Ohio State Symbols :

Capital: Columbus
Motto: With God, all things are possible
Ohio State Seal
Amphibian: Spotted salamander
Beverage: Tomato Juice
Bird: Cardinal
Flower: Red Carnation
Fossil: Trilobite ( Isotelus )
Frog: Bullfrog
Fruit: Tomato
Gemstone: Ohio Flint
Insect: Ladybug
Mammal: White-Tailed Deer
Native Fruit: Paw Paw
Reptile: Black-racer snake
Song: Beautiful Ohio
Tree: Buckeye
Wildflower: White Trillium

Ohio Flag Map

Ohio State Symbols
Information Sheet
and Color Pages (pdf)

Ohio Map USA

 

Things to Know

United States Senators from Ohio.

The Mound Builders of the Ohio Valley
Find facts, color pages, games, crafts, and much more on the prehistoric Indian settlement mound builders.

Clifton Mill , built in 1803.
The largest water-powered grist mill in the United States.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Cleveland, Ohio.

The National Professional Football Hall of Fame is in Canton, Ohio.

Major Rivers: Ohio River , Cuyahoga River , Maumee River , Miami River , Muskingum River , Sandusky River .

Famous Ohioans

Wilbur (1867-1912) and Orville Wright (1871-1948), inventors. Pioneers in powered flight. Try the flight-sim game to see how hard it was to control the 1903 Flyer.

Neil Armstrong (1930- ), astronaut. The first to set foot on the moon.

Judith Resnik (1949-1986), astronaut. The second American woman to go into space.

Carl E. Walz (1955- ), astronaut.

John Glenn (1921- ), astronaut and US Senator.

Annie Oakley (1860-1926), sharpshooter and entertainer. She performed in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

Thomas Alva Edison , inventor. (1847-1931)
Tour online the house where Thomas Edison grew up.

Paul Laurence Dunbar , poet. (1872-1905)
The first African-American to gain national eminence as a poet.

Presidents from Ohio

William H. Harrison , 9th President (1773-1841)
Printable fact sheet on President William H. Harrison provides you with photos and personal information.

Ulysses S. Grant , 18th President (1822-1885)
Printable fact sheet on President Ulysses S. Grant provides you with photos and personal information.

Rutherford B. Hayes , 19th President (1822-1893)
Printable fact sheet on President Rutherford B. Hayes provides you with photos and personal information.

James A. Garfield , 20th President (1831-1881)
Printable fact sheet on President James A. Garfield provides you with photos and personal information.

Benjamin Harrison , 23rd President (1833-1901)
Printable fact sheet on President Benjamin Harrison provides you with photos and personal information.

William McKinley , 25th President (1843-1901)
Printable fact sheet on President William McKinley provides you with photos and personal information.

William H. Taft , 27th President (1857-1930)
Printable fact sheet on President William H. Taft provides you with photos and personal information.

Warren G. Harding , 29th President (1865-1923)
Printable fact sheet on President Warren G. Harding provides you with photos and personal information.

Things to Do

Ohio State Bird and State Flower Printable Color Page.
Before printing under File in Page Setup set margins to zero.

Sites to See

OhioKids
Explore the state of Ohio at the OhioKids Page. Information on Ohio, games, and more.

American Indians in Ohio
Native American Tribes In Ohio

Find out about many tribes from Ohio's history.

Miami & Erie Canal
Read the history of the Miami & Erie Canal.

Akron Women's History for Kids
Online tour, history puzzles and games relating to Akron, Ohio.

Things To Do-Other Sites

Ohio State Quarter
Read about the Ohio State
Quarter and print out the color page.

Ohio State Flag color page

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