State Abbreviation OH
State Capital Columbus
State Size Total (Land + Water): 44,825 sq miles; Land Only: 40,948 sq miles
Number of Counties 88
Time Zone Eastern Time Zone
Bordering States Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Highest Point Campbell Hill, 1,549 feet
National Parks Cuyahoga Valley National Park
State Population (2015) 11,613,423
State Population Density 283.6 people / square mile
Area Codes 216, 234, 283, 330, 380, 419, 440, 513, 567, 614, 740, 937
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Columbus (787,003)
State Amphibian Spotted salamander
State Artifact The Adena Pipe
State Beverage Tomato juice
State Bird Cardinal
State Bicentennial Bridge The Blaine Hill Bridge
State Flower Scarlet carnation
State Fossil Isotelus
State Frog Bullfrog
State Fruit Tomato
State Gemstone Ohio flint
State Insect Ladybug
State Mammal White-tailed deer
State Motto With God, all things are possible
State Native Fruit Pawpaw
State Nickname Buckeye State
State Prehistoric Monument Newark Earthworks
State Reptile Black racer snake
State Rock Song "Hang on Sloppy"
State Song "Beautiful Ohio"
State Tree Buckeye
State Wildflower White trillium
•The state of Ohio was named after the river 'Ohio'. The Ohio river was named for the Iroquois word ohi-yo', meaning "great river."
•Ohio is nicknamed the Buckeye State because of the buckeye trees commonly found throughout the Ohio River Valley.
•Ohio's swallowtail flag is the only non-rectangular U.S. state flag.
•Founded in 1869, Cincinnati Red Stockings was the first professional baseball team. In its tour it went 57-0, and won the first game 45-9.
•The first speeding ticket for an automobile driver was given by a policeman in Dayton, Ohio, in 1904, to Harry Myers for going 12 miles per hour on West Third Street.
•On August 5, 1914, the American Traffic Signal Company installed the first traffic signal system in the United States on the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.
•Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
•The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio.
•Columbus Crew Stadium is the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States.
•In Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk.
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